If you want to learn more about Belarus soccer, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you a crash course on the Belarusian football league, so you can tune in and start betting.
We’ll take you through the most important points regarding the Belarus Premier League, introduce you to the teams and give you some tips and Belarus Vysshaya League predictions. So, let’s start.
The Belarusian Premier League (BPL)
The Belarusian Premier League or the Vysshaya Liga represents the top professional Belarus soccer division. The league is organized by the Belarusian Football Federation. Since it was first established in 1992, the format went through several changes.
The current format is as follows. The league has 16 teams, with each team playing against the other teams twice during the season in the form of a round-robin. The season lasts from March to December.
The bottom two teams are relegated to the second division of Belarus soccer, known as the Belarusian First League. At the same time, the top two teams from the First League are promoted to the Belarus Premier League. Finally, the team that places 14 in the Premier League enters a relegation playoff with the third-placed team in the First League.
Some of the biggest changes to happen in the Vysshaya Liga came in the number of competing teams. The league started off with 17 teams in 1992, and the number fell to only 11 in 2012. The current number of 16 teams became established as of 2016.
In its initial years, Dinamo Minsk absolutely dominated the Belarusian Soccer league, having won 5 times in a row. However, in the seasons to come, BATE Borisov cemented itself as the team with the highest number of titles. The team won an impressive 15 titles, including a 13-win streak from 2006 to 2018. The streak was broken in 2019 by Dynamo Brest.
In 2008, BATE became the first (and only) team from the Belarusian Football League to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League. Their win 1-0 win against Arsenal in the round 32 of 2018-19 Europa League still resonates among fans.
Here is the full list of teams in the 2020 Belarus Premier League (the Vysshaya Liga):
- BATE Borisov
- Belshina Boruisk
- Dynamo Brest
- Dinamo Minsk
- Energetik-BGU Minsk
- Isloch Minsk Raion
- FC Minsk
- Neman Grodno
- Rukh Brest
- Shakhtyor Soligorsk
- Slavia Mozyr
- Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
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Belarusian Football League Schedule
Looking to tune into the Belarus soccer action? Here is the list of fixtures for the upcoming rounds of the Vysshaya Liga:
05.15. FC Minsk v. Neman (Postponed)
05.15. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino v. Gorodeya
05.16. Energetik-BGU v. Dynamo Brest
05.16. Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Slavia Mozyr
05.16. BATE v. Slutsk
05.17. Belshina Boruisk v. Vitebsk
05.17. Dinamo Minsk v. Isloch Minsk Raion
05.17. Rukh Brest v. Smolevichi
05.20. Dynamo Brest v. BATE
05.21. Neman v. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
05.22. Slavia Mozyr v. Gorodeya
05.22. Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Belshina Boruisk
05.23. Smolevichi v. FC Minsk
05.23. Slutsk v. Rukh Brest
05.23. Vitebsk v. Dinamo Minsk
05.29. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino v. Smolevichi
05.29. Gorodeja v. Neman
05.30. FC Minsk v. Slutsk
05.30. Belshina Boruisk v. Slavia Mozyr
05.30. Dinamo Minsk v. Shakhtyor Soligorsk
05.31. Energetik-BGU Minsk v. Vitebsk
05.31. BATE v. Isloch
05.31. Rukh Brest v. Dynamo Brest
06.05. Smolevichi v. Gorodeja
06.05. Slutsk v. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
06.06. Isloch v. Rukh Brest
06.06. Slavia Mozyr v. Neman
06.06. Dynamo Brest v. FC Minsk
06.07. Vitebsk v. BATE
06.07. Belshina Boruisk v. Dinamo Minsk
06.07. Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Energetik-BGU Minsk
06.12. FC Minsk v Isloch
06.12. Gorodeja v. Slutsk
06.13. Neman v. Smolevichi
06.13. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino v. Dynamo Brest
06.13. Dinamo Minsk v. Slavia Mozyr
06.14. Energetik-BGU Minsk v. Belshina Boruisk
06.14. Rukh Brest v. Vitebsk
06.14. BATE v. Shakhtyor Soligorsk
06.19. Slavia Mozyr v. Smolevichi
06.19. Slutsk v. Neman
06.20. Isloch v. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
06.20. Dynamo Brest v. Gorodeja
06.20. Dinamo Minsk v. Energetik-BGU Minsk
06.21. Belshina Boruisk v. BATE
06.21. Vitebsk v. FC Minsk
06.21. Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Rukh Brest
06.26. Energetic-BGU Minsk v. Slavia Mozyr
06.26. Smolevichi v. Slutsk
06.27. FC Minsk v. Shakhtyor Soligorsk
06.27. Neman v. Dynamo Brest
06.27. BATE v. Dinamo Minsk
06.28. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino v. Vitebsk
06.28. Rukh Brest v. Belshina Boruisk
06.28. Gorodeja v. Isloch
Top Belarusian Premier League Predictions
Now, let’s turn to some Belarus Vysshaya League predictions. Although they weren’t at the top of their game in the initial rounds of the Belarusian Football League (with two wins, two losses, and one draw), BATE Borisov managed to turn things around.
BATE won four out of its five last matches, with one draw. This put them back in the saddle as this season’s heavy favorites to win. However, there are still plenty of matches ahead to make any certain Belarus Vysshaya League predictions about the outright winner.
So, make sure to read the Belarus Vysshaya League predictions for the upcoming fixtures, and start betting!