Prediction and odds for the game: Energetik-BGU (11/5) v Minsk (6/5)
We are backing the draw at odds of 21/10
When: Sunday 06th April 2020, Kick-off 12 PM
Where: The Stadyen RTsOP-BGU
On Sunday afternoon, Energetik-BGU host Minsk in a big capital derby in the Belarus Premier League.
The home side has made a good start to the new league campaign, winning both of their matches so far against BATE Borisov and Ruh Brest. This season’s results mean that Energetik are now unbeaten in their last seven league matches dating back to October 2019.
Their most recent matches in the Premier League have been high-scoring affairs, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven matches. The fact that the home side has scored at least twice in five of those seven matches is a big factor in the high-scoring games.
Energetik have a pretty strong recent home record in the Premier League, as they are unbeaten in five outings, having recorded four victories in the process. The home side has been prolific in their recent unbeaten run, scoring at least twice in their last five league matches on home soil.
Their recent strong attacking displays have led to over 2.5 goals scored in their last seven home matches in the Belarus top-flight.
The home side are unbeaten in two top-flight meetings with Minsk, as the pair have only met twice in the league’s current format. Last time the two teams met, Energetik recorded a memorable 6-1 win at the visitor’s home ground.
Just like the home side, Minsk head into this derby clash on six points after winning their opening two games of the league campaign. The visitors opened their campaign with a 3-1 win at Belshina Bobruisk before a thrilling 3-2 home win over another capital rival Dinamo Minsk.
The victories were enough to send Minsk to the top of the table, although as we know early season positions can mean nothing at the end of the campaign.
The two wins so far this season means that Minsk are unbeaten in four league matches, having recorded three wins and a draw. The visitors have also recorded six wins in their last nine matches in the Premier League.
Minsk have had a real problem winning on their travels in the top-flight in recent seasons. In fact, they have won just two of their last 17 matches on their travels in the Premier League. Their recent away games have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four matches.
Both teams have started this season in a strong manner and in all honesty, we don’t think there is much between the two teams at this point of the season. With that in mind, we are backing the game to finish in a draw.
We also believe this game will be a tight one. Therefore, we are also backing under 2.5 goals scored too.
Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 21/10 and/or the under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 43/40. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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