All soccer leagues in Europe are canceled or postponed with only one exception. The Belarusian Premier League is still going, and as former Arsenal star Alex Hleb joked, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo might consider moving there for playing time.
That obviously won’t happen, but I’m sure that a ton of soccer fans will be watching and betting on the games from Belarus in these desperate times.
I am not an exception, so I have prepared a betting preview for those of you who are interested in the match. It includes odds, analysis, and predictions for Saturday’s game, with a FC Minsk vs. Dinamo Minsk pick.
FC Minsk vs. Dinamo Minsk Odds
FC Minsk to Win +275
Dinamo Minsk to Win -106
Over 2.5 +110
Under 2.5 -154
I’ve used the FC Minks vs. Dinamo Minsk betting odds of Betway for the preview. The bookmaker offers plenty of other markets as well, so you can find various opportunities.
As you can see from the main options, Dinamo is the favorite in the Minsk derby, and there shouldn’t be too many goals. I believe the former might not be the case, as you will see below.
FC Minsk vs. Dinamo Minsk Preview and Analysis
The two sides had a completely opposite start of the season. FC Minsk managed to beat Belshina on the road with three quick goals in the second half. The game was rather tight for the most part, but the visitors showed a lot of composure and took the few chances they had.
Dinamo failed to do the same against the newcomers in the Belarusian league Ruh Brest in Minsk. The home team had more opportunities to score, but the visitors defended bravely to steal the three points.
That puts Dinamo in a tough position as the team was hoping to fight for a place in the top 3, and such home games are a must-win.
The side is once again the favorite against FC Minsk in the second round, but I’m not sure that’s good for Dinamo. It will allow the opponent to defend in numbers and patiently hit on the counter. That’s exactly what Ruh Brest did in the opener, and Dinamo failed to find an answer.
FC Minsk vs. Dinamo Minsk Prediction and Pick
The derby of Minsk is hard to predict in the current situation. The home advantage doesn’t count for much, and the visitors will be hungry to win and make up for the bad start.
At the same time, FC Minsk has the momentum and showed excellent efficiency in the first round. If they can do the same against Dinamo, they could end up winning this match. The odds of +275 are too good to miss, in my opinion, so I will back the hosts with my betting pick.
FC Minsk to Win
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Also, stay tuned for more Belarusian Premier League predictions before the start of the second round on the weekend. Our team will cover every game with an individual betting preview that will be published on the soccer blog.