Leading Belorussian Teams Lock Horns on Sunday AfternoonPublished April 5, 2020 by Florin P
Energetik-BGU takes on FC Minsk in Belorussian Vysshaya’s Sunday derby, while Isloch wraps up the day with a match against Slutsk.
Belorussia’s Vysshaya has saved the most exciting matches of the weekend for last, with the top placed teams playing on Sunday. The current leaders, as well as the strongest contenders are back in the fray, with matches starting at noon and concluding in the early hours of the evening.
Energetik-BGU and FC Minsk Fight for First Place
Energetik-BGU and FC Minsk are the current leaders, but they will need more than a draw to defend their first place. Since splitting points isn’t an option, both will aim for a win and it’s the visitors who are expected to come on top. 888 Sport offers odds of 6/5 on an away victory, which is a bit surprising given the head to head record. Punters should definitely consider the odds of 11/5 on the hosts, as Energetik-BGU has won three of the last four matches, including a 6-1 victory on the road.
Vitebsk and Smolevichi Chase Valuable Points on Sunday
Vitebsk and Smolevichi are some of the lower scoring teams in the Belorussian first division. They rely mostly on their backline to stay afloat and it will once again play defensive football in the match scheduled at 2 PM UK time. Home pitch advantage should give Vitebsk a slight edge, but the odds of 3/10 reflect the obvious balance between the two teams. Smolevichi will not push for victory and that’s why the draw looks like a likely outcome, with bet365 Sports offering some of the highest odds of 2/1.
Isloch Aims for the Lead in Home Game against Slutsk
Belorussian football action concludes on Sunday afternoon at 4 PM UK time, with the match between Isloch and Slutsk. Isloch are one of the four teams with back-to-back victories so far and they could claim solitary lead under the right circumstances. What is certain is that the hosts must win this match against a team that has caused them plenty of headaches in the past. The hosts are in excellent form, so the odds of 7/10 offered by bet365 Sports make perfect sense. The visitors will not go down without a fight and they have won the last match in Minsk, so the odds of 37/10 are not to be dismissed.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, April 02 at 1 pm UK time.