Energetik-BGU Minsk vs. FC Minsk 4/5/20 Belarus Vysshaya League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
4/5/20 7 am
Over 2.5 (-138), Under 2.5 (+107)
Energetik-BGU Minsk is hosting FC Minsk at Stadyen RTsOP-BGU stadium in round 3 of Belarus Vysshaya League.
Energetik has had an amazing start of the season with 2 wins, 4 scored goals, and only 1 conceded goal. Last season Energetik barely escaped the relegation zone, they ended in 14th place with 30 points, only 1 point outside the relegation zone. Judging by the start of this season, Energetik has decided to play things differently this season and give themselves a bit more breathing room. In their last Vysshaya League game against Rukh on the road, Energetik had only 43% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, and 3 corner kicks. Despite being the worse team on the field, Energetik was able to get a lead, defend that lead, and in the end, win this game 0-1. Yakhsiboev has scored 2 goals for Energetik this season, while Bakic and Miroshnikov added 1 goal each. Energetik was one of the weakest teams in Vysshaya League last season, but this season it seems they are scoring goals, and are able to defend well, at least for now. There are no notable injuries in Energetik’s roster at the moment. Energetik is a team that doesn’t have a lot of depth, but if they can keep this momentum going as long as possible, Energetik will be much higher in the standings than last season.
FC Minsk is the team in the best form in Vysshaya League right now. Minsk at the top of the standings after the first two games and they haven’t lost any of their last 6 games. So far in the season, Energetik has scored 6 goals, while conceding 3 goals. Khvachinskiy has scored 2 goals in 2 games for Minsk this season. In their most recent game in Vysshaya League against their rival Dinamo Minsk, FC Minsk had 45% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, and 4 corner kicks. FC Minsk had a fantastic first half where they scored 3 goals and had a comfortable 3-0 lead. In the second half, the momentum shifted, and Dinamo was able to score 2 goals and still had 10 minutes until the end of the game to catch up completely. Fortunately for FC Minsk, they were able to defend well for the last 10 minutes and have won this game 3-2. Last season FC Minsk ended up in 9th place in the standings, far from the Europa League, but safely outside the relegation zone. FC Minsk has a solid team with enough depth to compete for one of the top 3 spots, but the question is how long they can keep riding this amazing form they are in right now. After this game, Minsk is playing against Bate Borisov who might be waking up until then and make the job for Minsk a lot harder.
Energetik and Minsk have played 3 games against each other in the past, and Energetik never lost. One match ended in a draw, while Energetik won the other two games. Both Energetik and Minsk are playing well, especially in the attacking end and for that reason, I expect goals here.