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Isloch vs. Energetik-BGU Betting Preview – Belarusian Premier League, May 23

| May 20, 2020 2:25 am PDT
Isloch vs. Energetik-BGU Betting Preview for May 23rd, 2020

Two clubs who have surprised some of the bigger sides in the Belarusian Premier League this season meet in a local derby in Minsk, with the chance of challenging BATE at the top of the table still very much alive.

They are two of just three teams that are yet to draw at all this season, so it looks as if we could have a very interesting game in prospect.

Read on for my Isloch vs. Energetik-BGU prediction.

Isloch vs. Energetik-BGU Odds

Isloch to Win+161
The Draw+199
Energetik-BGU to Win+194

BetOnline makes Isloch the slight favorite to win this game, but the truth is that these two are very evenly matched, and it is difficult to pick one or the other to come away with the points. Energetik-BGU is the form side of the two, but a win for Isloch would put it right back in the mix at the top of the table, and the price for a home victory looks good value too.

Match Preview

Even Dinamo Minsk going down to ten men towards the end of last weekend’s game could not help Isloch find the goal it needed to salvage a draw from a game that it never really stamped any authority on. That loss continued a patchy set of results in the last few weeks that has seen Isloch fall away from the top end of the league.

That Isloch was even involved in the upper reaches is an achievement in itself of course. This is a relatively new club whose fifth place finish last year was the best in its short history. Although Isloch is obviously a club on the rise it might take a few more seasons before it is truly competing for league titles.

Energetik-BGU is in a very similar position to its hosts in many respects. The Students have been one of the more entertaining teams in the league this year and has had its tactics rewarded with a number of good wins. The slump of around a month ago has well and truly disappeared, as Energetik-BGU has now won three in a row.

The most recent victory was a well-deserved 2-1 victory over last season’s champs, Dynamo Brest. The opposing goal wasn’t conceded until stoppage time at the end of the 90 so the game was already over by then. That result came after the downing of Slutsk the week before – and it looks like Energetik-BGU might be able to stick around at the top of the league for a little longer than expected.

Isloch vs. Energetik-BGU Pick

  • The Draw

I’m going for the first draw for either side this season, as I don’t feel that much difference between the two teams. Energetik-BGU might have done slightly better recently, but I can see Isloch doing enough to grab a point here. That result would probably suit both managers, who will still be thinking of security in this division, rather than championships.

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Dan Roberts

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