Belshina Bobruisk vs. Gorodeya Pick – Belarusian Premier League, April 3rd, 2020
Two sides desperate for points meet on matchday 3 as Belshina welcomes Gorodeya to Bobruisk. The visitors haven’t even scored a goal this season so far in a campaign that has started particularly badly after a relatively positive 2019.
That being said, it has been a strange start to the season in Belarus, and both these teams will believe that a good run of form can change the look of the league table entirely. Belshina’s home advantage could be a decisive factor here, even though the club has only just come up from the second tier.
Here’s my Belshina Bobruisk vs. Gorodeya betting preview with free pick.
Belshina Bobruisk vs. Gorodeya Odds
Belshina’s newly promoted status might be a reason for BetOnline to offer this price for a home win. With the results of both clubs in the opening two rounds, there should not really be much to choose between them, and home field advantage should make more of a difference.
Belshina scored plenty of goals last season as it won the Belarusian First League in style. But as was probably to be expected, the games have been much harder in the opening weeks of this season in the top flight. Losing virtually its entire forward line in the offseason was not great preparation for 2020, however, and there has been just the one goal from new signing Leonid Kovel to celebrate so far.
That should change here, as Gorodeya may be just one position worse than its hosts, but the first two games of the season have definitely not gone to plan for the visitors. Belshina coach Eduard Gradoboyev will look to this fixture as a chance to get his team’s season started after the misfiring showing on rounds one and two.
Gorodeya, on the other hand, will need to look to last season’s performances for inspiration if it is not going to be three consecutive defeats to kick things off. It was the miserly defense that really did the business last year, so that solid back line needs to step up again to stop the veteran Kovel from adding to his goal tally.
There is, of course, plenty of time to turn around the fortunes of the club this season. But playing catch-up from the start is not a winning game plan, and Gorodeya will have had hopes of pushing on from the mid-table finish last time out. Dinamo Minsk, Energetik-BGU, and BATE are next in line for Gorodeya after this fixture, so the misery could last a while yet.
Belshina Bobruisk vs. Gorodeya Pick
Belshina Bobruisk to Win+137
Gorodeya has started the season too poorly to seriously consider it coming away with a win here. If the defense can finally get going, then there might be the chance of a draw, but I feel as though Belshina will see this game as a great opportunity to pick up some points of its own. Both clubs could end the season far away from the bottom of the table, but there is not much to celebrate for either at the current time.
More Belarusian Premier League Picks
If you like this preview, we have more for the other games from the Belarusian Premier League. Feel free to take a look.