Prediction and odds for the game: Slutsk (7/5) v Ruh Brest (2/1)
We are backing the home win
When: Saturday, 23rd May 2020, Kick-off 14:30
Where: The Stadyen Haradski
On Saturday afternoon, Slutsk host Ruh Brest at the Stadyen Haradski, as both teams attempt to get back to winning ways in the Belarus Premier League.
The home team have made a good start to the campaign in the Premier League. They are currently fourth in the table, six points off the top of the table, but just two adrift of the European qualification berths in the Belarussian top-flight.
Despite the good start to their league campaign, things have taken a turn for the worse of late. They head into this clash on the back of two straight defeats against Energetik-BGU and last time out leaders BATE Borisov. The defeats at least offered entertainment value, as six of their last six league games have produced over 2.5 goals, including their last five league outings.
Slutsk have been poor on home soil of late in the top-flight. They have won just one of their last four Premier League matches at the Stadyen Haradski. The fact that they have not kept a clean sheet in their last six league matches on home soil has certainly not helped their efforts for more positive home results.
The visitors are enjoying a positive start to life in the Belarusian top-flight. They are currently eighth in the table and could in fact move level on points with the home side with a victory in this clash.
Aleksandr Sednev’s team head into this clash on the back of a six-game unbeaten run in the Belarussian top-flight. Ruh Brest have drawn a lot of games of late, though, as four of those six unbeaten games have finished all-square. Their top-flight matches have been, tight and low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in eight of their nine league outings.
The visitors have an inconsistent away record in the Belarus Premier League, as they have played five, won twice, drawn twice, and lost once. Last time out on their travels they recorded a 4-2 win at Neman Grodno. Like their league games in general, their away matches in the Premier League have been low-scoring.
The game in Grodno ended a run of fourth straight games that had produced under 2.5 goals. It is interesting to note that Ruh Brest have scored just five goals in as many away games this season in the top-flight.
This could be a tricky encounter for Slutsk, as Ruh Brest will be in high spirits after their solid start to the campaign. However, we are backing the home side to just edge this game. We are also backing under 2.5 goals scored, as the visitors league games, in general, this season have produced very few goals.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 7/5 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/6. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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