The 2020 Belarusian Premier League campaign continues this weekend and we have picked out our favourite bets from the latest round of fixtures in Belarus' top flight of football.
Belarusian Premier League Predictions & Tips: Torpedo Zhodino v Smolevichi (Friday 16:00 BST)
Torpedo Zhodino’s six-match unbeaten run was brought to a halt last weekend with a miserable 3-1 defeat to struggling Neman Grodno, so can they bounce back on Friday? The good news for Torpedo is that they are playing host to second-from-bottom Smolevichi – one of the two Belarusian Premier League sides yet to record a victory this season. They are also the lowest scoring side in the top flight having netted just six goals so far, so it is not a case of will Torpedo Zhodino win, more how will they win? I expect them to win without conceding a single goal. You already know that no team has scored less goals in the Belarusian Premier League this season than Smolevichi, but another key statistic worth noting is the fact that Torpedo have racked up six clean sheets in 10 league games and have shut out the opposition in three of their five victories. They should shut out Smolevichi here as they claim all three points.
Belarusian Premier League Predictions & Tips: Dinamo Minsk v Shakhter Soligorsk (Saturday 17:00 BST)
Shakhter Soligorsk are a team in fantastic form right now. They are unbeaten in six games, winning five times, and they go into this match on the back of a 4-0 drubbing of Belshina Bobruisk last time out. They have out-scored their opposition 16-2 during this sequence, but can they keep this superb run going with a win and three more points on Saturday? Much of this success has come at home and this weekend Shakhter are heading out on the road to face a Dinamo Minsk side who have taken four points from their last two games and have won three out of their five home league games so far this season. They have lost a couple of times at home though, and that along with Shakhter’s excellent form gives me the confidence to back the visitors here. And given that Shakhter boast the best goals against record in the top flight – they have conceded only three so far – you have to like the chances of a clean sheet coming with this victory.
Belarusian Premier League Predictions & Tips: BATE Borisov v Isloch (Sunday 16:00 BST)
Last week was a highly successful one for BATE Borisov. They maintained their lead at the top of the Belarusian Premier League with a comfortable 3-1 win away to defending champions Dinamo Brest, then a few days later they lifted the Belarusian Cup by beating the same side 1-0 in the Belarusian Cup Final. That cup final victory was their first step towards a domestic double that will once again cement their status as Belarus’ premier team, but can BATE maintain their grip on top spot in the league when they welcome Isloch to the Borisov Arena on Sunday? Despite being sixth in the table, Isloch go into the match in horrible form with five defeats in eight games, and they boast a woeful away record with three defeats coming in three games. They have been out-scored 8-1 on their travels too, so a comfortable win and a clean sheet for BATE Borisov has to be the bet for this match.