Prediction and odds for the game: Neman Grodno (11/8) v Ruh Brest (9/4)
We are backing the draw at odds of 2/1
When: Saturday, 9th May 2020, Kick-off 15:00
Where: The Stadyen Nyoman
On Saturday afternoon, Neman Grodno and Ruh Brest go head-to-head at the Stadyen Nyoman in the Belarus Premier League.
The home side has made a mixed start to the campaign in the Belarus top-flight. They have picked up just eight points from their opening seven matches in the league. Despite their poor start to the campaign, such is the congested nature of the middle of the league that a victory could see them majorly climb the table.
However, victories have been hard to come by of late for Neman Grodno in the Belarussian top-flight. A 3-1 defeat at BATE Borisov last time out means that the home side has now won just two of their last nine league matches dating back to last season.
Their games this season have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their seven matches in the Belarus Premier League.
The Grodno-based team have been strong on home soil of late in the top-flight, though, as they are unbeaten in six matches, having recorded four wins in the process. Their defensive solidity has been a key to their recent unbeaten run on home soil, as they have kept four clean sheets in the six undefeated home matches.
Like the home side, Ruh Brest have made an inconsistent start to the new league campaign in the Premier League. They have picked up just one more point than the hosts in the league this season. The new boys have found life in the Belarussian Premier League tough going, as they have claimed just one win from their seven matches so far. However, the visitors are now unbeaten in four league outings after a 1-1 home draw with Gorodeya last time out.
One theme of the visitor’s games in the top-flight is low-scoring encounters, as there has been under 2.5 goals scored in all seven of their league games.
Life on the road in the Belarussian top-flight started so well for Ruh Brest with a 1-0 win at Dinamo Minsk. However, their away form has dipped since then and they have failed to win in three away games in the Premier League. They have at least picked up two points from their last two away games. One negative is that they have scored just once in four league matches on their travels in the top-flight.
Neither of the two teams has been able to find any sort of form of late. We are going to sit on the fence on this one, with such little between the teams and back the draw. The other bet we are going to back is the under 2.5 goals scored, simply because Ruh Brest’s games in the top-flight have been low-scoring.
Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 2/1 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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