Belorussia’s First League Keeps European Football Alive this WeekendPublished April 3, 2020 by Florin P
The Belorussian Vysshaya league continues unabated, as the reigning and former champions try to kickstart the season with key home wins.
Belarusian football is the only one entertaining the fans of this sport nowadays, with some exciting matches scheduled for the weekend. Only two games will take place on Friday, while the main favorites with perform in front of their fans on Saturday afternoon.
Early Relegation Battle Begins up on Friday Evening
Only two matches have been played so far, but some teams are already concerned about the prospect of finishing below the relegation line. Belshina and Gorodeja are two of the teams winless so far, in the select company of Dinamo Minsk and BATE Borisov. The former face each other on Friday at 3 PM UK time in a match that looks like the perfect coin flip. Belshina have home pitch advantage, which explains their narrow favorite status and the odds of 7/5 offered by bet365 Sports. The visitors are slight underdogs and are priced at 17/10 while unlikely draw gets odds of 2/1.
Zhodino Seeks First Place against Fading Dinamo Minsk
Zhodino is not traditionally a team competing for the first place in the Belorussian Vysshaya league, but this time it has an excellent opportunity to take the lead. It plays the second match of the day against Dinamo Minsk, a team winless after two matches. Zhodino are at the opposite end of the spectrum with back-to-back victories and will try to cause an upset on the road. In spite of their better results, the visitors are justly credited with the second chance and odds of 23/10. 888 Sport expects the hosts to return to their winning ways and only offers odds of 11/10 on Dinamo Minsk to claim the first victory this season.
Belorussia’s Vysshaya Favorites Play at Home this Weekend
Action continues in Belarusian football this weekend, with the three top teams having home pitch advantage the very next day. BATE play at home against Rukh Brest, a team that looks like the perfect victim for the reigning champions. In spite of their struggles so far, the hosts should prevail and punters can lock in on odds of 3/10. Not surprisingly, the odds on an away victory are significantly higher, hovering around the value of 7/1 and they are expected to climb as kickoff draws near.
Shakhtyor Soligorsk and Neman are currently tied with three points after two games, but they are likely to follow different trajectories. Shakhtyor are head and shoulders above their opponents, with no players injured or suspended and fans supporting them from the stands. In spite of their subpar season start, bookies continue to trust them and bet365 Sports has their victory priced at 3/10. The visitors will gladly settle for a draw if opportunity presents itself, an outcome priced at 3/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, April 2 at 1 pm UK time.