Belarusian Premier League Predictions for Matchday 6 of the 2020 Season
The Belarusian Premier League continues this weekend, and there’s a full round starting from Friday. That means we will have eight games of soccer, and I’m sure that many of you will be looking to place some wagers.
I decided to give you a hand by sharing my Belarusian Premier League predictions for the upcoming round 6. Those of you who know me probably know that I have no intention of simply backing all favorites, so some of my picks might surprise you.
With that in mind, let’s go!
FK Smolevichi to Beat Dinamo Minsk
FK Smolevichi and Dinamo Minsk will open the round with the early match on Friday. The hosts are second from last and only have 3 points so far. They haven’t won either, and on the surface, they should be the underdog here.
And yet, Smolevichi is a tough team that has recorded three draws and lost twice by only a single goal margin. The side makes every match a slugfest, and I expect more of the same against Dinamo. The favorite has lost both away games since the start of the season, which is another reason to believe we might see a surprise here.
It’s only a matter of time before Smolevichi finally wins, and I can’t resist starting my Belarusian Premier League prediction by backing the home side here.
For a more detailed preview of this match, make sure to check the extended Smolevichi vs. Dinamo Minsk preview from my colleague, Dan Roberts.
Neman Grodno to Beat Energetik-BGU
There’s another match on Friday when Neman Grodno hosts Energetik-BGU. The visitors started the season with a bang, beating the favorite BATE Borisov on the opening then and winning three in a row.
The team was brought down to earth after two defeats in a row, and I think a third one might be on the cards. Neman Grodno might be close to the bottom of the table, but the team has been solid at home.
The win against Vitebsk was especially impressive, and another victory against the struggling Energetik-BGU won’t surprise.
If you want to learn more about this one, take a look at this detailed analysis.
Slavia Mozyr to Beat FC Minsk
The home advantage is the key to the first of my Belarusian Premier League predictions for Saturday, too. I believe that Slavia Mozyr will be too strong at home for FC Minsk. Both teams had their ups and downs since the start of the season.
And yet, the performance of Slavia Mozyr has been better overall, and the team’s defense looks strong. Minsk doesn’t play well on the road and has been defeated in the last two matches, so I wouldn’t trust the side here.
It won’t be a walk in the park, but Slavia Mozyr should edge the opponent in this one. For more information, you could visit Dan Roberts’ post on this match.
Gorodeya vs. BATE Borisov Draw
For some reason, people keep backing BATE Borisov despite the team’s struggles since the start of the season. Sure, that’s the strongest team on paper in the Belarusian Premier League, but the form of the side has been shaky, to say the least.
BATE is in the middle of the table and lost twice away from home already. Despite the recent improvement, I wouldn’t trust the favorites against a solid Gorodeya side that has won three in a row.
Instead, I think that the draw is the best option for this match. If you want a second opinion, you can always check my colleague’s Gorodeya vs. BATE analysis.
Dinamo Brest to Beat Shakhtyor Soligorsk
I believe this is one of the easier Belarusian Premier League predictions for round 6. Dinamo Brest is the better team than Shakhtyor Soligorsk and showed signs of improvements recently. The team’s defense has been decent, and the home advantage certainly plays a role.
The two teams met in Brest two weeks ago for the Belarusian Cup, and Dinamo won with ease. Soligorsk looked toothless and failed to create good goal-scoring opportunities.
I expect a similar performance and a home win. I also recommend you check out Dan’s thoughts on the match for a more detailed point of view.
Slutsk to Beat Belshina 1-0
I didn’t expect to use correct score for some of my Belarusian Premier League predictions, but this match has 1-0 written all over it. The league leaders have struggled at home once or twice this season already, while Belshina plays very conservatively away from home.
That hasn’t been enough for a win so far, and the team struggles badly on the other end. It’s going to be a tight game with a lot of possession for the hosts and limited chances. And yet, I expect Slutsk to find the net once along the way.
If you want to see an extensive analysis, check out the following Slutsk vs. Belshina prediction.
Rukh Brest to Beat Torpedo BelAz
I believe that Rukh Brest is one of the teams that could beat anyone away from home, so I’m going to back the visitors against Torpedo BelAz. Rukh already edged Dinamo Minsk on the road and drew Slavia Mozyr.
The only defeat so far came against BATE Borisov in a very close match. Rukh’s defense should be able to limit Torpedo, and the team can be lethal on the counter, so the away victory makes sense here.
Once again, there is an alternative view that provides even more angles, and you can check it out by visiting Dan’s preview.
Isloch vs. Vitebsk Draw
Round 6 of the Belarusian Premier League ends on Sunday with the match between Isloch and Vitebsk. Both sides have performed better than expected so far, and they will be confident going into this game.
Isloch has a strong home record, while Vitebsk is second in the table and has a defense that rarely lets anyone come near the goal. It’s hard to find a winner here, so I decided to actually back the draw instead.
My fellow writer Dan covers this one too with a separate post, so feel free to check out his opinion.
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