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Belshina vs Minsk Preview & Betting Tips - Belshina back in the top flight in Belarus

Minsk have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches in the Belarusian Premier League
Belshina vs Minsk

Belshina vs Minsk Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Belshina return to the Belarusian Premier League where they host Minsk at Spartak Stadium. The hosts have lost their two top scorers and are likely to be fighting relegation this season, can Minsk make their superior quality count?

Belshina Form


Belshina have played 11 preseason friendlies, winning one of the first five and three of the last four. Belshina’s previous two results were a 1-0 win against Underdogs and 3-0 victory over Khimik Svetlogorsk.

Eduard Gradoboev’s side return to the Belarusian Premier League after three seasons in the 1st Division. Belshina won the 1st Division last season with the best attack, 74 goals scored in 28 matches including 41 goals in 14 home matches.

Aleksandr Yushin scored 26 goals last season but has since returned to Russia. Andrey Lyasyuk netted 12 goals last season, he has departed to Lithuanian club Lida.

Belshina News


Belshina have signed goalkeeper Aleksey Kharitonovich and five defenders including Ilya Boltrushevich, Maksim Grek, Vladislav Yasukevich, Konstantin Kuchinskiy and Danila Nechaev.

The attack has been an area of focus with Anton Novik, Sergey Glebko and Leonid Kovel joining the club. Novik and Kovel will have something to prove if selected on Sunday as they come up against their former club.

Minsk Form


Minsk finished mid-table last season and will be competing in their 12th consecutive Belarusian Premier League campaign. Their away form was terrible last season, winning just once in 15 matches and suffering nine defeats.

Manager Andrey Razin has seen his side have play 12 preseason friendlies, winning one of their first six before managing four straight wins. Their last two results were a 1-0 defeat against Smorgon and 1-1 draw against Neman Grodno.

Minsk News


Minsk have strengthened central defence by signing Dmytro Ryzhuk and Aleksey Zaleskiy. 18-year-old left back Dmitri Prishchepa has returned after six months on loan at Zenit II. 

Midfielders Oleg Evdokimov and Anton Shramchenko have also been signed with strikers Roman Gribovskiy and Vladimir Khvashchinski added to the squad.

Minsk have retained top scorer Oleksandr Vasyliev, but couldn’t hold onto talented 21-year-old midfielder Ivan Bakhar who moved to Dinamo Minsk.

Belshina vs Minsk Head to Head


Minsk have a narrow 12-11 advantage over Belshina with five draws in 28 matches. The last time they met was in the 2019 Belarus Cup with Minsk winning 3-1 in Bobruisk.

Belshina vs Minsk Betting Odds


Minsk are 2.35 favourites at bet365 with Belshina priced at 3.20 for a home win. A draw can be backed at 3.10. 

Minsk have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches in the Belarusian Premier League which is on my betslip at 1.70.

Belshina vs Minsk Match Up


Belshina scored 74 goals last season with 38 of them accounted for by Aleksandr Yushin and Andrey Lyasyuk. Both players have since left the club and it remains to be seen who can fill their shoes.

Minsk have kept top scorer Oleksandr Vasyliev at the club and the Ukraine midfielder is set to be a key player this season. Strikers Vladimir Khvashchinski, Roman Gribovskiy and Artem Vasiljev compete for spots up front.

Vasiljev scored four goals in 688 minutes last season, the 23-year-old could be one to watch this season. 

Belshina vs Minsk Stats


  • Belshina have drawn their last 3 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Belshina have seen under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Minsk have lost 5 of their last 7 away matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Minsk have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Minsk have seen under 1.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Minsk have seen BTTS No in 5 of their last 6 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • The last 5 matches in the Belarusian Premier League have gone under 2.5 goals.

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Where is Belshina vs Minsk being played?

Belshina vs Minsk is being played at Spartak Stadium in Bobruisk, Belarus.

When is Belshina vs Minsk being played?

Belshina vs Minsk is being played at 13:00 GMT on Sunday 21 March 2020.

Verdict

Belshina could find life difficult back in the top division. Minsk have a superior squad, won at Belshina in the Cup last season and have enough quality to start their season with a rare away win.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @1.70 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Minsk Win Full Time Result @2.35 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Minsk Win 1-0 Correct Score @7.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Belshina scored first but Minsk came back to secure a 3-1 away win.
22 Mar 2020

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