Prediction and odds for the game: Energetik-BGU (8/11) v Gorodeya (15/4)
We are backing the home win in this clash
When: Thursday 16th April 2020, Kick-off 3:30 PM
Where: The Stadyen RTsOP-BGU
On Thursday afternoon, Energetik host Gorodeya in the Belarus Premier League, as the home side looks to get back to winning ways after defeat last time out.
The home sides winning start to the new Premier League campaign ended last time out, as they went down to a 2-0 defeat at Torpedo Zhodino, who leapfrogged them into top spot in the table.
The team from the Belarus capital had won their first three league games of the campaign against BATE Borisov, Ruh Brest and Minsk. The defeat against Torpedo was the third straight league game for Energetik that produced under 2.5 goals.
Energetik may have suffered defeat last time out in the league, but they will be confident of bouncing straight back to winning ways in this clash due to a strong recent home record in the Premier League. In fact, they are unbeaten in six home matches, having recorded five wins in the process.
A big factor in that good recent home form in the Belarus top-flight has been their attacking prowess, as they have scored at least two goals in their six recent unbeaten matches. Their relative prolific performances in front of goal have led to over 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five home matches.
The visitors have certainly made a mixed start to the new campaign in the Belarus top-flight, as they have won two and lost two of their league matches. They started their season with back-to-back defeats, but have since recorded wins over Belshina Bobruisk and last time out Dinamo Minsk.
All four of their Premier League games this season have produced under 2.5 goals. In fact, seven of their last eight games have been low-scoring producing under 2.5 goals.
The visitors have a recent mixed record on their travels in the Premier League of late. In fact, the aforementioned win over Belshina ended a three-game winless run on away from home. A record of three away wins in eight matches is not exactly a stellar one. Gorodeya’s recent away games in the Premier League have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six outings. The fact that the visitors have kept clean sheets in four of their last six matches on the road in the top-flight has proven a major factor in the low-scoring matches.
The visitors have taken four points from the last two league meetings with Energetik. They are however the only times the two teams have met in the Premier League.
Energetik are a tough opponent on home soil and we are backing the home side to record a victory. Despite their displays in front of goal, we are also backing the under 2.5 goals scored, as Gorodeya’s most recent matches have been low-scoring.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 8/11 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 7/10. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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