Belarus Premier League clubs have been competing in the Champions League for a number of years now, with teams like Dinamo Minsk and BATE Borisov often coming up against the English Premier League sides during the knockout stages of the tournament.
As of the 2019/20 season, the Belarusian Premier League format is fairly traditional.
There are 16 teams competing in Belarus football’s top flight, with two teams dropping down to the Belarusian First Division with two also earning promotion to replace the relegated clubs.
In recent times, the popularity of Belarus Premier League betting tips and news has soared – as has been the case with a number of domestic competitions around the world.
Here, we look at the Belarusian Premier League history, as well as tips on upcoming Belarus football matches.
When Was Belarusian Premier League Formed?
Founded back in 1992, the inaugural Belarus Premier League had a very different look to the modern-day competition.
Dinamo Minsk are the only current Belarusian Premier League side who competed in the initial round of matches, alongside five teams from the Soviet Top League and 10 clubs from the Belarusian SSR First League.
The general format was a success though Belarus football officials made the decision to try and emulate a winter-summer schedule. However, those plans were scrapped after three years in favour of a summer Belarusian Premier League competition.
Most Successful Belarus Football Clubs
Dinamo Minsk enjoyed plenty of success during the early Belarusian Premier League football betting years, winning the title in each of the first five campaigns. However, that success dried up soon with only two titles since 1996.
Belarus football fans were then treated to a decade of unpredictability, with no back-to-back winners between 1995 and 2005. In 2006, BATE Borisov came along and the Belarus Premier League was about to change forever.
BATE had already won league titles in 1999 and 2002 but nobody expected the club to embark on a period of dominance.
Winning 13 successive titles is no easy feat and the rest of the Belarusian Premier League had to sit and watch BATE dominate year after year.
Previous Belarus Premier League Winners
As previously mentioned, BATE are the most successful team in Belarusian Premier League history with 15 domestic titles.
Prior to the 2019 campaign, BATE had won the Belarus football title in 13 consecutive years – a run that stretched all the way back to 2005.
However, 2019 wasn’t to be for the Belarusian Premier League giants as Dinamo Brest claimed a shock victory.
Despite winning the coveted Belarusian Cup in 2017 and 2018, the club’s first league title came as a surprise across the country.
Here is a list of the previous Belarusian Premier League winners since 1992:
- 1992 – Dinamo Minsk
- 1992/93 – Dinamo Minsk
- 1993/94 – Dinamo Minsk
- 1994/95 – Dinamo Minsk
- 1995 – Dinamo Minsk
- 1996 – MPKC Mozyr
- 1997 – Dinamo Minsk
- 1998 – Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev
- 1999 – BATE Borisov
- 2000 – Slavia Mozyr
- 2001 – Belshina Bobruisk
- 2002 – BATE Borisov
- 2003 – Gomel
- 2004 – Dinamo Minsk
- 2005 – Shakhtyor Soligorsk
- 2006 – BATE Borisov
- 2007 – BATE Borisov
- 2008 – BATE Borisov
- 2009 – BATE Borisov
- 2010 – BATE Borisov
- 2011 – BATE Borisov
- 2012 – BATE Borisov
- 2013 – BATE Borisov
- 2014 – BATE Borisov
- 2015 – BATE Borisov
- 2016 – BATE Borisov
- 2017 – BATE Borisov
- 2018 – BATE Borisov
- 2019 – Dinamo Brest
Belarusian Premier League Betting
BATE Borisov are the overwhelming Belarus Premier League betting favourites despite a slow start to the current campaign.
To be fair, BATE have been the dominant force in Belarus football for over a decade so many punters will be willing to forgive their recent form.
Having said that, BATE cannot afford to give their title rivals too much of a lead. Belarus football is now very competitive, especially in the top flight.
As of April 9th 2020, the latest Belarusian Premier League outright winner betting odds are as follows:
- BATE Borisov – 13/10
- Dinamo Brest – 2/1
- Shakhtyor Soligorsk – 3/1
- Dinamo Minsk – 14/1
- Torpedo Zhodino – 25/1
- FC Isloch – 40/1
- Bar – 100/1
Bet On Belarusian Premier League With 888sport
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The Belarusian Premier League is currently the focus of our FREE football predictor game Up For 8, with up to £8,000 available to players who can correctly predict the outcome of eight Belarus football matches.
For those massively into their Belarus football, 888sport also offer odds on the Belarusian Premier Reserve Championship.
Despite the continued success of the first team, BATE claimed only their second reserves title in 2019 and punters will be expecting them to go close again this season.
*Credit for the main photo belongs to Sergei Grits / AP Photo*