Belarus vs Russia Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming International Friendly match between Belarus and Russia taking place on Thursday, June 6th 2024.

12:20pm on Thursday 6th June 2024
Jake Skudder

The international friendly between Belarus and Russia is set to take place on Friday, June 7, 2024, at Stadyen Dynama in Minsk.

This match serves as a preparatory fixture for both teams as they gear up for upcoming competitions.

Belarus Team Form and News

Belarus is aiming to build momentum ahead of their UEFA Nations League fixtures. Under the guidance of coach Carlos Ferrer, Belarus comes into this match after a goalless draw against Malta.

Previously, they recorded two friendly losses against Montenegro and Kosovo.

Belarus finished fourth in their Euro 2024 qualification group, with 12 points from 10 matches, and they were unable to secure a spot in the upcoming European Championship.

Key Players for Belarus

Max Ebong: The 24-year-old midfielder is the top scorer in the Belarus squad with five goals in 37 caps. His performance will be crucial for Belarus.

Denis Polyakov: The experienced 33-year-old defender is expected to lead the defence.

German Barkovskiy: One of the four uncapped players, he is likely to make his debut and add some fresh energy to the squad.

Russia Team Form and News

Russia, excluded from Euro 2024 due to their international ban following the invasion of Ukraine, will use this friendly to evaluate their squad.

Coach Valery Karpin's side comes off an 8-0 win over Cuba and a 4-0 victory against Serbia in their recent friendlies.

Russia is unbeaten in their last five matches, a streak they hope to maintain.

Key Players for Russia

Aleksei Miranchuk: The Atalanta BC midfielder, with 44 caps, is the standout player for Russia.

Arsen Zakharyan: The Real Sociedad attacker is expected to make significant contributions.

Fyodor Chalov: The striker is likely to be given a starting role to bolster the attack.

Predicted Lineups

Belarus Possible Starting XI

Goalkeeper: Ignatovich

Defenders: Polyakov, Politevich, Pyachenin, Volkov

Midfielders: Ebong, Klimovich, Korzun, Bocherov

Forwards: Antilevsky, Morozov

Russia Possible Starting XI

Goalkeeper: Safonov

Defenders: Diveyev, Osipenko, Silyanov, Gorshkov

Midfielders: Kuzyayev, Anton Miranchuk, Glebov

Forwards: Aleksei Miranchuk, Chalov, Zakharyan

Match Prediction

Predicting the outcome of international friendlies can be challenging due to the experimental nature of the squads.

However, given the current form and recent performances, this match is likely going to be pretty close.

Our Prediction: Belarus 1-1 Russia

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