Prediction and odds for the game: Ruh Brest (19/20) v Gorodeya (7/2)
We are backing the away win
When: Saturday 2nd May 2020, Kick-off 2 PM
Where: The Yunost Stadium
On Saturday afternoon, Ruh Brest hosts Gorodeya at the Yunost Stadium, as the home look to continue their recent unbeaten run in the Belarus Premier League.
The home side are enjoying a relatively solid first campaign in the top-flight of Belarussian football. They have taken eight points from their first six outings in the Premier League. A goalless draw at Torpedo Zhodino last time out means that Ruh Brest are unbeaten in three matches in the top-flight. However, a record of two wins, two draws and two defeats show their inconsistency in the top-flight since winning promotion.
The home side’s top-flight games have not been the most entertaining this season, as all six league games have produced under 1.5 goals. One factor in the scarcity of goals this season is the fact that they have kept clean sheets in their last three Premier League matches.
Ruh Brest have only played two home games in the Premier League, losing 1-0 against Energetik in their first match, while beating FK Minsk in their last league encounter on home soil.
Quite similarly to the hosts, Gorodeya have experienced an inconsistent start to their campaign in the Belarussian Premier League. The visitors started the season badly by suffering defeats against Vitebsk and Shakhter Soligorsk before three straight wins over Belshina Bobruisk, Dinamo Minsk and Energetik-BGU.
However, a 2-0 home defeat against BATE Borisov last time out curtailed the winning run. The defeat also brought an end to a run of three straight clean sheets in the league for Oleg Radushko’s team. Despite the inconsistent start to the new campaign, Gorodeya are still only four points from the top of the table.
Another similarity with the home side for the visitors is that their Premier League games this season have been low-scoring, as all their league matches have produced under 2.5 goals.
Gorodeya have won their last two away games 1-0, but before the wins, they had failed to win in three league matches on their travels. Like their general games, the visitor’s recent matches on the road have been low-scoring, with six of their last seven away games in the Premier League producing under 2.5 goals, including their last five matches on their travels.
The two teams have had similar starts to their campaigns in the Belarus Premier League, in that they have struggled for consistency. However, we are edging towards the away win simply because of Gorodeya’s recent away form. The other recommendation is under 2.5 goals scored is self-explanatory due to the nature of both team’s league outings so far this season.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 7/2 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 2/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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