FC Minsk vs Dinamo Minsk predictions: Belarus Premier League preview, betting tips and live stream

FC Minsk vs Dinamo Minsk predictions: Belarus Premier League preview, betting tips and live stream
Dinamo Minsk are without a win in four but are favourites to beat FC Minsk Credit: Getty

FC Minsk vs Dinamo Minsk predictions and betting tips as the visitors look to keep up their impressive record against their capital city rivals in the Belarus Premier League

Dinamo Minsk travel a short distance across the Belarussian capital to face FC Minsk in an early-season derby on Wednesday.

The hosts made a winning start to the new Belarus Premier League season with a 3-1 victory away to Belshina and will be looking to build form after an inconsistent pre-season.

Dinamo Minsk have lost all three competitive matches this season, twice being beaten by BATE Borisov in the cup and tasting defeat in their opening league game against Rukh Brest.

FC Minsk vs Dinamo Minsk predictions

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Dinamo can stop the rot at favourite opponents

Having finished the previous season poorly and been turned over in both legs of their Belarusian Cup tie with BATE at the start of the season, Dinamo were expected to bounce back against Rukh in their first league fixture of 2020 at the Dinamo Stadium.

But Rukh, playing their first ever Premier League fixture, were clearly up for the occasion, with Oleksiy Kovtun’s goal securing them a famous win over the seven-time Belarusian champions. Rukh’s win was one of several upsets on the opening weekend and FC Minsk will now hope they can spring a surprise too.

Andrey Razin’s men made light work of Belshina to record a 3-1 away win last weekend. It was a rare success on the road for FC Minsk, who picked up 28 of their 36 points last season at home.

However, this is not a fixture they have a particularly good record in and you need to go all the way back to 2011 for the last time they beat Dinamo inside 90 minutes. At home, they have never beaten Dinamo, only managing to net in three of their 14 encounters. 

With such a terrible record, it is tough to make a case for a home win, and with Dinamo desperate to avoid another defeat, a draw at 37/20 offers some value.

Dinamo still lacking a spark

Only three out of last week’s eight Belarusian Premier League matches produced over 2.5 goals, with four finishing 1-0. That shouldn’t come as a major surprise as 1-0 and 0-1 were the two most popular scorelines in the division last season.

In fact, the four most common scorelines all featured under 2.5 goals and it looks set to be another tight encounter at FC Minsk this Saturday.

While the home side netted three times in their last fixture and were fairly free-scoring during pre-season, they often find it tough going against Dinamo.

The visitors have only managed to score more than one goal once in their last nine away matches in the league. Having drawn a blank against Rukh last time out, Dinamo’s attacking capabilities don’t inspire confidence.

Goals hard to come by in Minsk

This fixture has a history of goalless draws and given what has been previously mentioned about both sides finding it tough to hit the back of the net, it might be worth doubling down on this fixture ending in a stalemate.

Six of the 13 fixtures between the sides played at the FC Minsk Stadium have ended in goalless draws and it is 7/1 they add another bore draw to that statistic this weekend.

FC Minsk vs Dinamo Minsk odds

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FC Minsk vs Dinamo Minsk live stream

As they do with the majority of Belarus Premier League games, bet365 offers an FC Minsk vs Dinamo Minsk live stream.

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FC Minsk team news

Dimitri Prishchepa, who returned from a six-month loan spell at Zenit II, and defensive signings Dmytro Ryzhuk and Aleksey Zaleskiy, all impressed against Brest and should all keep their starting places. Vladimir Khvashchinski and Roman Gribovskiy will be in midfield and the on wing with Oleg Evdokimov up front.

FC Minsk squad: Vasylyev, Prischepa, Nasibulin, Yarotski, Gribovskiy, Leonov, Khvashchynski, Ryzhuk, Chahovets, Zaleski, Yevdokimov, Astravukh, Shramchenko, Rolovic, Kasarab, Vyeramko, Vasiljev, Prishivalko, Gurban, Sazonchik

Dinamo Minsk team news

The biggest question will be whether 21-year-old midfielder Ivan Bakhar will start against the club he left in January for Dinamo. The Minsk side made 10 signings on free transfers in the winter, seven of whom started last weekend, and the manager is likely to keep the faith in the same starting XI.

Dinamo Minsk squad: Campos, Plotnikov, Sukhotskyi, Brucic, Klimovich, Rios, Pavloski, Alyakhnovich, Bakhar, Kim, Shikava, Lozhkin, Shvyatsow, Dinga, Chizh, Shitov, Borodin, Rudenok

Last five results

FC Minsk

22 Mar BPL Belshina 1 Minsk 3 W

14 Mar FR Minsk 0 Neman Grodno 0 D

7 Mar FR Minsk 0 Smorgon 1 L

7 Mar FR Minsk 4 Arsenal Dzyarhynsk 0 W

4 Mar FR Minsk 2 Oshmyany 1 W

Dinamo Minsk

20 Mar BPL Dinamo 0 Ruh Brest 1 L

14 Mar BC BATE Borisov 3 Dinamo 2 L

9 Mar BC Dinamo 1 BATE Borisov 2 L

1 Mar FR Dinamo 0 Spartaks Jurmala 1 L

29 Feb FR Dinamo 3 Volyn 2 W

BPL Belarus Premier League BC Belarusian Cup FR Friendly

Last five FC Minsk vs Dinamo Minsk meetings

11 Aug 19 BPL Dinamo Minsk 3 FC Minsk 2

5 Apr 19 BPL FC Minsk 0 Dinamo Minsk 0

20 Oct 18 BPL Dinamo Minsk 3 FC Minsk 3

12 Aug 18 BC Dinamo Minsk 2 FC Minsk 0

1 Jun 18 BPL Dinamo Minsk 1 FC Minsk 0

All odds within this article correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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