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Who would have thought a few months ago that Belarusian football would be the global figurehead? Due to the events of the past weeks and months, football in Belarus reached an unimagined hype. Football was the only European country still played and this brought the league ten new TV contracts. This popularity is now coming to an end and football in Eastern Europe will soon only play the second or even the third violin.
This weekend, however, we want to take another look at the country of 9.5 million inhabitants, after all, the cup final between the series champion of the past years, BATE Borisov, and Dinamo Brest, the current champion, is on the program.
After 13 years of pure dominance, BATE Borisov surprisingly missed the championship title in the 2019 all-season championship and had to let Dinamo Brest go first. For the club of honorary president Diego Armando Maradona, this was the greatest success in the club’s history. In the cup final, the club is now hoping for a double, because in contrast to the championship, the cup competition is played in the regular season mode (July-June). The game starts on Sunday at 15:00 p.m.
Second place, runner-up, no title! A feeling that many fans of BATE Borisov who are spoiled for success could not really classify. In fact, the Dominator missed the title defense last season and had to settle for the runner-up. Unsurprisingly, head coach Aleksey Bega was subsequently lacking the arguments in favor of further cooperation.
His successor, the 38-year-old Kirill Alshevskiy, comes from his own ranks and was previously responsible for the second team of Belarusians. His start as head coach, however, was anything but as desired, because in the first two league games in 2020 the top club unexpectedly suffered a defeat.
Alshevskiy only celebrated his first win in the league on matchday three and was brought back to the ground with the defeat in the cup semi-final first leg against Slavia Mozyr a few days later. However, none of these starting difficulties can be felt anymore. BATE Borisov found the usual form in the last few weeks and hurried from victory to victory.
In the second leg of the cup semi-final, they still made it to the final with a 2-0 win and the club is now back in its usual position in the championship – in first place. After the two defeats at the beginning, BATE Borisov recently celebrated seven wins and only had to cope with a draw. In the final of the Belarusian cup competition between BATE Borisov and Dinamo Brest, the current form clearly speaks for a prediction of the three-time cup winner BATE Borisov.
Quite interesting, however, is the fact that BATE Borisov was the absolute ultimate in Belarusian club football for over a decade, but the cup competition can by no means be described as a hobbyhorse. The trophy was only celebrated three times (most recently in 2014/15). After missing the championship last year, Sunday’s cup win is all the more important. Thanks to the recent achievements and the fact that all actors are available, the chances are very good.
The knowledge gained so far from the first weeks of the 2020 season in the Belarusian Vysshaya Liga indicates that the past season of Dinamo Brest was an outlier. Nobody had the capital city eleven on the bill and in the end the first championship title in club history was actually celebrated. However, success is not a guarantee of a job guarantee in countries like Belarus, the Czech Marcel Licka had to vacate his chair because Brest legend Sergey Kovalchuk (previously sports director) wanted to play the first violin himself.
Has this step been regretted in the meantime? At least the fans of the reigning Belarusian champions have a clear opinion here and are anything but satisfied with this personnel rally. Unsurprisingly, when looking at the results in the past few weeks. The master is not acting like a master but has had to cope with a number of setbacks.
Thanks to the early game, Dinamo Brest has played a game more than the competition, but is still only on the disappointing tenth place in the table. Relegation place 14 is closer (three points ahead) than the Europa League qualifying start place (place three, five points behind).
On the way to the sensational championship title, the team not only acted significantly stronger in the game forward, but also on the defensive . In the meantime, neither the offensive punch nor the defensive stability is given. In the first ten league games of the current season, the reigning champions scored 13 goals and conceded 13 goals (21 goals conceded throughout the 2019 season).
After only one season defeat on the way to the championship, Dinamo Brest has already suffered five losses. The signs are anything but rosy and in the cup final between BATE Borisov and Dinamo Brest, despite high odds, a prediction for the double of Dinamo Brest is associated with very high risk.
BATE vs Dynamo Brest head to head matches
20.05.20 VL Dynamo Brest BATE 1 : 3
25.09.19 VL Dynamo Brest BATE 1 : 1
14.04.19 VL BATE Dynamo Brest 0 : 1
02.03.19 SC BATE Dynamo Brest 1 : 3
31.10.18 VL Dynamo Brest BATE 1 : 3