Rukh Brest vs Energetik-BGU Prediction and Betting Preview, 27 Mar 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 0-1
Newly-promoted Ruh Brest pulled off a significant shock to beat Dinamo Minsk 1-0 in their first ever Belarusian Premier League match but they are unlikely to make it two from two when they host Energetik-BGU in what should be a high-scoring game at the Yunost Stadium.
Match status: 2019-20 Belarus Vysshaya Liga - Round 2
Venue: Yunost Stadium (Brest)
Ruh, formerly the feeder club of neighbours Dinamo Brest, were available to back at juicy odds 7-1 against the Minsk giants and landed the upset when centre-half Oleksiy Kovtun headed home from a 26th-minute corner.

Dinamo piled on the pressure but Ruh, promoted from the second-tier First League via the relegation playoff last season, stood firm to earn a famous victory on their Premier League debut.

The hosts are being shown a lot more respect by bookmakers this week but opponents Energetik should also be brimming with confidence after they produced an upset of their own to beat 15-time Belarusian champions BATE Borisov in Minsk.

FC Rukh Brest vs FC Energetik-BGU Minsk Team News

Vysshaya Liga newcomers, Ruhk Brest, opened their account in last week’s first match of the Belarus top flight campaign with an impressive 1-0 win away from home at Dinamo Minsk which will no doubt give them a timely boost ahead of this upcoming Friday night encounter against Energetyk-BSU at their Stadyen DASK Brestski.

Ruhk Brest finished in 3rd place in last season’s 1.Division which earned them a tilt at top flight football via the promotion/relegation play-off route where they successfully navigated a two-legged affair against Dnyapro, winning on penalties.

The scores were level at 3-3 on aggregate after the two legs but Ruhk Brest won out in the ensuing penalty shoot-out to gain promotion to this season’s Vysshaya Liga, which will be their first ever campaign in the domestic top flight.

Friday night’s hosts finished last season’s 1.Division campaign with just 2 defeats at home throughout the season, and they’ll be needing this solid base from which to build from again in this season’s Vysshaya Liga campaign.

Onto Energetyk-BGU and the visitors finished last season’s Vysshaya Liga campaign in a disappointing 12th place but they managed to record an excellent 3-1 home win over BATE in last weekend’s season-opener at their Stadyen RTsOP-BGU which will also have given them a much-needed boost too.

Energetyk have actually suffered just 2 defeats out of their last 10 matches in all competitions although the bulk of these fixtures have been pre-season friendlies but nevertheless, it’s a good habit to have as they prepare for this upcoming clash at Ruhk Brest on Friday night.

As well as being unbeaten in their last 6 matches overall in the Vysshaya Liga, the visitors have also suffered just 1 defeat out of their last 5 matches on their travels in the Belarus top flight which was a 1-0 loss away from home at Gorodeya, while they also collected wins at Minsk 6-1 and Tarpeda 3-0.

A word of caution though as last season’s leading goalscorer, Ilya Shkurin (19 goals), has since left Energetyk-BGU to join Russian Premier League giants, CSKA Moscow.

This will actually be the first ever meeting between Ruhk Brest and Energetyk-BGU in all competitions, but Energetyk might just prevail here.

Who will win the match?

Rukh Brest vs Energetik-BGU Predictions

Ruh were the second-highest scorers in the First League last season and look less likely to opt for the sort of backs-to-the-wall rearguard display that enabled them to see off Dinamo Minsk last weekend.

But the hosts were stronger away than at home last season, picking up 30 of their 56 points on the road, so marginal preference in the match betting is for Energetik. With the two teams hard to split, getting on goals could be the way to go.
Our Betting Tip:
BTTS & Over 2.5 @ 1.94
Correct Score:
Rukh Brest 2-2 FC Energetik-BGU @ 11.50

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