Energetik-BGU Minsk vs. Vitebsk 5/31/20 Belarus Vysshaya League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Energetik-BGU Minsk 7-0-3, Vitebsk 3-4-3
5/31/20 9 am
Over 2.5 (+110), Under 2.5 (-143)
Energetik-BGU Minsk is hosting Vitebsk at Stadyen RTsOP-BGU in round 11 of the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Energetik is on a nice 4-game winning streak, 4 games where Energetik has scored 2 goals in each game while conceding 3 goals. With 21 points, 14 scored goals, and 10 conceded goals, Energetik is in 2nd place, just one point behind Bate Borisov. About a month ago, Energetik has had a dry spell in the Vysshaya League where they didn’t score a goal for three games in a row, but it looks like those troubles are now gone and Energetik is once again in the run for the title. In their most recent match in the Vysshaya League against Isloch on the road, Energetik has had 47% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, and 6 corner kicks. We saw two goals from the penalty spot on each side, and just when we thought the game will end in a draw, Energetik scored a winning goal in the last minute of the match. Energetik has lost only 1 home game this season and they have been impressive. Seeing how Energetik was almost relegated last season, this second place in the Vysshaya League and the way that Energetik is playing is mighty impressive.
Vitebsk is not in as nearly good form as Energetik is. Vitebsk has not won any of their last 5 games and they conceded at least one goal in 4 of those five games, while they scored in 3 of those 5. Vitebsk is in solid 8th place in the standings with 13 points, 8 scored goals, and 10 conceded goals. Vitebsk was playing against Dinamo Minsk last weekend at home and they had 52% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, and 4 corner kicks. After seeing two goals in the first 20 minutes of the game, one on each side, the game got dull and there were no more goals. This match ended in a 1-1 draw. Vitebsk has had a solid season, but recently they have been struggling, especially on the offensive end. Vitebsk is still winless on the road this season, with only 2 scored goals, but I guess we can’t expect more from just an average Vysshaya League team. I believe that Vitebsk will stay safely in the Vysshaya League next season as well, but they will not come anywhere near to the top four spots and the Europa League.
Energetik and Vitebsk have played only twice so far, with each team winning one game at home. Normally, I would consider Vitebsk in this matchup, and I do expect goals here as Energetik’s defense is inconsistent, but the plus money on Energetik is too good to pass.