Friday Night Footy, Belarus Style


Itโ€™s Week 7 in the Belarusian Premier League and although the competition remains unpredictable, weโ€™re slowly finding some form.

The surprise team remains FC Slutsk, atop the table with 13 points and a league-high 12 goals for. They have given up 8 goals โ€“ only two teams are worse.

Isloch, with its strong home record (4W, 1L) is one point back in second, just ahead of Torpedo Bel-AZ on 11 points.

Slow starting BATE Borisov are climbing the ladder, now in fourth on 10 points, level with surprising Vitebsk.

The bottom of the table is a strange place to find defending champions Dinamo Brest, but they sit in 14th on just 7 points, having lost 3 of their last 4.

Promoted sides Smolevichi-STI (3 points) and Belshina Bobruisk (2 points) are finding life in the Premier League very difficult and are both looking for their first wins.

Smolevichi, with 3 goals for and 7 against host 7th place Energetik-BGU on Friday night.

Energetik started the season with 3 straight wins and a 6-1 GF/GA total. Since they, theyโ€™ve lost 3 in a row and have been outscored 6-0.

Smolevichi-STI v Energetik-BGU

Friday, 11pm AEST

FACTS: Smolevichi have lost 8 of their last 11 home games. Energetik have lost and failed to score in their last 3 matches. Interestingly, in their last three competitive matches against Energetik-BGU (all in the Second League, not the Premier League) Smolevich-STI won by a 1-0 score each time.

$2.70 Smolevichi-STI
$2.88 Draw
$2.40 Energetik-BGU (in from $2.50)

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