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Belarusian Cup Final preview: Will BATE Borisov stay hot, or will Dynamo Brest win third title in four years?

BATE Borisov will take on Dynamo Brest at the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk Sunday at 12 pm EDT.

Sean Miller

Sean Miller

In the first 28 years of the new Belarusian Cup, after the independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, five teams have managed to win the title three times.

Two of those clubs will face off Sunday for a chance to become the all-time leader.

BATE Borisov will take on Dynamo Brest at the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk at noon EDT, with the winner not only getting a piece of silverware to put in the trophy case, but also guaranteeing a spot in the second qualifying round of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League.

Dynamo Brest won the cup in 2017 and 2018, before taking home the big prize last season, the Belarus Premier League title. But it is Yellow-Blues that come into this contest white-hot, with six wins in a row in all competitions, and eight matches unbeaten.

BATE Borisov took over the top spot in the Premier League last weekend with a 3-0 win over Slutsk, then opened up a four-point lead with a 3-1 win over Dynamo Brest Wednesday. With the score tied 1-1 at the break, BATE got two goals six minutes apart late in the contest to put away the victory.

It is very hard right now to see the final going any other way than to BATE Borisov Sunday, and the odds have moved to reflect that: on Thursday morning, BATE Borisov, which was +108 Wednesday at Brest, was now a -134 ML favorite Sunday, and that could rise.

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(Odds as of Thursday, 9:30 a.m. EDT)

BATE Borisov (-134) vs. Dynamo Brest (+340), draw (+260)

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