Belarusian Premier League Predictions for All Games This Weekend – April 3-5

By Dan Roberts in Soccer
| April 3, 2020 12:22 am PDT
Belarusian Premier League Predictions for This Weekend April 3-5

The Belarusian Premier League continues this weekend with eight round three fixtures and some potentially interesting matchups. After the surprises of the opening day, many of the bigger clubs will now look to settle down into a more familiar pattern. But those shock wins for the minnows will have boosted confidence among some of the less-heralded Belarusian teams.

Here are all of my Belarusian Premier League predictions for this weekend.

Belshina Bobruisk to Beat Gorodeya

Both these teams have started the season poorly, losing both their opening games. So this is a perfect opportunity for either side to finally get off the mark. Belshina may be newly promoted, but if it can reclaim the goal-scoring form of last season, then this one could finish in a home win.

Gorodeya’s defense was particularly strong last year, so if it can stop Belshina’s forwards, it might have a chance. But the two games already played this season don’t suggest much hope of that happening, and it could be another miserable weekend for the visitors.

Dinamo Minsk and Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino to Draw

It has been a terrible start to the season for Dinamo Minsk. Two straight defeats — against newly promoted Rukh Brest and FC Minsk — is not how one of the biggest clubs in the country will have expected to kick off the campaign.

Torpedo will be looking to consolidate its position as one of the clubs looking to break into the very top tier of teams in Belarus, and the 100% winning record so far is helping to fulfill that aim. Dinamo really needs to get things going, though, so a share of the spoils could be on the cards.

Shakhtyor Soligorsk to Beat Neman Grodno

Shakhtyor was one of the teams that suffered a surprise defeat on the opening day, but it has bounced back since then and will be favored to beat Neman this weekend. The games between the two last season both ended in decisive victories for the club.

Neman will look to stop a repeat of the avalanche of goals that featured in those fixtures last year and hope that the usual miserly back line reappears. A Shakhtyor win seems far more likely here, although the odds will not be that attractive.

BATE Borisov to Beat Rukh Brest

For so long the major player in Belarusian soccer, BATE Borisov ceded its crown last year as Dinamo Brest won its first-ever league title. There was a thought that BATE would come back stronger, but then there was the opening-day defeat to Energetik-BGU. A second defeat to Slavia Mozyr followed, and suddenly, a mini crisis has appeared.

Rukh Brest only won promotion through the playoffs last year and used to be the farm team of Dynamo, so there is probably not much hope that it can take down the most successful team in the country. This should be BATE’s first win of the season, calming a few nerves at a club.

Dinamo Brest to Beat Slavia Mozyr

Slavia Mozyr’s shock win against BATE last weekend may give some fans more confidence ahead of this game, but it is more likely that Dinamo Brest will continue its unbeaten start to the season. A draw on opening day might have been a bit of a sluggish start, but the champions are looking good so far.

Slavia started with defeat to Slutsk before the win against BATE and may well be looking to fixtures further ahead for a more realistic chance of picking up some more points. This one has home win written all over it.

FC Minsk to Beat Energetik-BGU

Energetik-BGU was definitely the most exciting team to watch last season, as it scored more goals than anyone outside the top three. But the defense looked suspect. That part of its game looks to have improved at the moment, but Minsk has also started the season brightly.

Even though there have only been two rounds of fixtures so far, this is still a top-of-the-table clash, so the eventual winner can take a lot of confidence from winning the game.

Vitebsk to Beat Smolevichi

Smolevichi is one of the smallest clubs in the league and is new to the top flight after winning promotion last year. A draw with the reigning champions Dinamo Brest was a great way to start 2020, but there will be more difficult games ahead. Premier League survival will be most important for the club.

Vitebsk only just survived itself last season and will be hoping for a less fraught season this time around. A win and a loss has been the way it has started, but a home victory should be very achievable here.

Isloch to Beat Slutsk

Isloch has won both games so far this season and has a great chance of continuing that trend with a home game against Slutsk this week. The bigger clubs will undoubtedly come through sooner or later, so the more points Isloch can pick up now, the better the club will be further ahead in the campaign.

Slutsk felt the force of a Dinamo Brest side set on victory last time out but had already picked up its first win of the season on the opening day against Slavia Mozyr. A mid-table finish was achieved last year, so that kind of form is probably to be expected over the next few months.

Final Words

It is still very early days in Belarus, as the new season gets under way. We will soon see if any of the smaller clubs can really compete with BATE and Dinamo Brest as the fixtures progress over the next few weeks. Round three would seem to be an opportunity for the more established sides to get back to winning ways.

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