Smolevichi vs. BATE Borisov Betting Preview and Pick – Belarusian Premier League, May 10
You can find my detailed Smolevichi vs. BATE Borisov prediction and betting pick for this match below, but it has been a tough return to the Belarusian Premier League for the minnows of Smolevichi as it competes in just its second-ever season in the top flight. Things get no easier this weekend as BATE comes to town.
The most successful club in the country’s history has started to look something like its former self recently as it has climbed the table after a terrible start to the campaign.
Smolevichi vs. BATE Borisov Odds
BetOnline has not messed about with its pricing of this game. Smolevichi is given no chance at all of springing a surprise on the league and managing to beat BATE on Sunday. With just three draws to its name so far, the odds for a Smolevichi win are probably cruelly fair, however. The draw bet is the only other remote consideration aside from a BATE win.
It was expected that Smolevichi would struggle this year, and that is exactly how the first few months of the season have gone. The draw with the reigning champions on the opening day of the season gave everyone a false sense of what this team could do, with just two points added since then.
Energetik-BGU was able to get back to winning ways last weekend, and a third straight home fixture on Sunday is likely to go the way of the visitors as well. Three goals scored in the first seven games do not inspire much confidence, unfortunately.
BATE will undoubtedly be looking forward to this game, however. It has not been easy for the powerhouse of Belarus soccer this year, but those back-to-back defeats in the opening two games of the season seem a long time ago now. The cup final has been reached since then, and there have been no further losses, either.
Last week, BATE had virtually finished off Neman within the first 20 minutes of the game, and that made it four in a row without a loss. It would be a huge surprise if Smolevichi was the team to end this BATE resurgence.
Smolevichi vs. BATE Borisov Prediction and Pick
BATE Borisov to Win-391
The odds for a Smolevichi home win are the longest in the entire Belarusian Premier League this weekend by quite a margin. But there is absolutely no point going for that bet. Even the draw seems unlikely here, and there might be greater value looking at a total goals wager or an over/under if you are looking to get back some respectable winning returns.
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