Champions League regulars BATE Borisov are the headline act this weekend as the Belarusian Premier League gears up for a hat-trick of games on Saturday afternoon.
Last season’s league runners-up are a familiar face to most of us, but they’ll head into their match against Ruh Brest in the relegation zone after failing to pick up a single point from their opening two matches.
We preview their match, and the other two contests, on this Belarusian Soccer Saturday.
Shakhtar Soligorsk v Neman Grodno (13:00)
Our traders are in no doubt as to who should come out on top in this contest. Shakhtar, who had the best home record in the Belarusian Premier League last season, are heavily odds-on at 1/3 to take all three points.
The hosts suffered one league defeat throughout the entirety of the previous campaign, although that has already been matched this term following a 1-0 home reverse to Zhodino on the opening day.
Grodno are 8/1 to take advantage or 7/4 on the Double Chance. Shakhtar, though, have won two of their last three matches against this opponent by a goal to nil. We go 4/1 for a repeat and 20/23 for them to Win to Nil.
BATE Borisov v FC Ruh Brest (15:30)
It’s been a far from ideal start to the season for BATE. The most high-profile Belarusian club have lost two from two so far and will start the day inside the relegation zone, although that shouldn’t last for too long.
Opponents Ruh Brest are new to the Premier League and represent an ideal opportunity for BATE to open their account for the season at 3/10. The Draw is priced at 7/2, with an away win chalked up at a chunky 8/1.
The home side’s porous defence should at least ensure for an entertaining spectacle. Their matches have provided seven goals so far this term, with Over 2.5 Goals here on offer at 7/10.
Dinamo Brest v Slavia Mozyr (17:30)
Goals could be a theme in this clash too. The last five meetings between Dinamo and Slavia have produced a net-busting 18 goals, including 4-1 and 4-2 victories for the hosts in 2016 and 2019.
They’re 1/3 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season against 8/1 for the visitors. And with recent history suggesting goals could flow, our traders go 6/5 about a Dinamo win with Over 2.5 Goals in the match.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication