Prediction and odds for the game: BATE Borisov (1/3) v Neman Grodno (7/1)
We are backing the home win
When: Sunday 3rd May 2020, Kick-off 4 PM
Where: The Borisov Arena
On Sunday afternoon, BATE Borisov host Neman Grodno at the Borisov Arena in the Belarus Premier League.
The former champions look to have recovered from a poor start to their league campaign by mounting a four-game unbeaten run in the Belarus top-flight. A 2-0 victory at Gorodeya last time out was the home sides third win in their last four league outings. The match also saw Kiryl Alshevskiy’s team keep a fourth straight clean sheet in the league, which has contributed to three of their last four Premier League outings producing under 2.5 goals.
BATE are a formidable force at the Borisov Arena, as they have won 12 of their last 15 home games in the Premier League, suffering just one defeat in the process. They head into this match on a three-game unbeaten run at home in the top-flight.
A big reason for those positive home results is that they have kept three consecutive clean sheets at home. While the clean sheets have been important in the good home form, BATE’s attack deserves some credit too, as they have only failed to score once in 15 league matches at the Borisov Arena.
The tale of the new Premier League season has been one of consistency for Neman Grodno. The visitors have picked up eight points from their first six league outings after enduring a mixed start to their campaign. Last time out they ended a three-game winless run by recording a 3-0 home win over Energetik-BGU. The game ended a run of low-scoring games, as their previous five matches had produced under 2.5 goals.
When it comes to away games, Neman Grodno are not great travellers, as a record of one win in their last ten matches on their travels testifies. The fact that the visitors have lost seven of the ten winless games tells its own story. There has been a low-scoring trend of late in Neman Grodno’s recent away matches, as eight of their last nine games in the top-flight have produced under 2.5 goals. An anaemic attack may have something to do with their woeful recent away misery, as they have failed to score in four of their last five away matches in the Belarus top-flight.
BATE have won 14 of the last 16 meetings with Neman Grodno while remaining unbeaten. We are backing the home side to come out on top once again. Recent meetings between these two teams have been relatively low-scoring, with five of their last six games producing under 2.5 goals. We can see this game being a similarly tight affair. Therefore, we are also backing under 2.5 goals scored.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 1/3 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 3/4 (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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