THIS should have been my last trip to Belarus but the Bundesliga's plans to kick off next weekend have been delayed by at least a week.
Tips from Belarus have been hit and miss and again I'd advise punters to check out the card markets.
Or better still check out Greg's tips – he had more success on Friday and his studying is paying dividends.
The only problem with match bookings is bookies are aware of the indiscipline and you need six or seven cards to make decent money.
There are three games on Saturday starting with FC Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino at 12 noon. The teams lying third and sixth are evenly matched and a draw pays 19-10 at bet365. This has been the outcome in seven of the last 10 meetings between the sides.
Minsk and Torpedo are two of the better behaved sides but the same can't be said for Rukh Brest who entertain Gorodeya at 2pm.
Rukh have collected 21 yellows and two reds in six games while their opponents are the cleanest team in the league. Take Rukh to have over 30 bookings points at evens with Sky Bet and more points than Gorodeya at 15-8.
There could be plenty of cards but goals could be at a premium. Just four goals have been netted in total in Ruh’s six league games while all six of the visitors’ matches have gone under 2.5 goals. That pays 5-11 at sportingbet.
The final game could be the best as Dinamo Minsk welcome leaders Slutsk. Both teams have found the net in five of Slutsk’s six league games while Minsk are second highest scorers behind their visitors. Back btts at evens with bet365.
Bets to Consider
- Rukh most bookings points (2pm)
- (15-8, Sky Bet)
- Dinamo Minsk vs Slutsk btts (4pm)
- (Evens, bet365)
Some predictions are puzzling but then again that's what happens in real life.
Saturday's choices are by using lucky numbers, birthdays, etc in the same way as they lottery is played. Perm eight from 10 at low stakes. You can bet online before 1.54pm.
- Arsenal v Liverpool (1)
- Leicester v Sheff U (6)
- Soton v Brighton (9)
- B'ham v Derby (11)
- Bristol C v Preston (13)
- Millwall v H'field (17)
- Wigan v Fulham (22)
- P'borough v Tranmere (31)
- Angers v Rennes (44)
- Nice v Nantes (49)