Georgia Vs Belarus Betting Tip: BTTS NO – 8 October 2020

Drab draw in Tbilisi between uninspiring duo

Maksim Skavysh / Belarus ©imago images / Sven Simon 11/17/2019

Georgia Georgia Vs Belarus Belarus

Thursday 8 October 2020 – 17:00 (GMT)
Euro 2020 Qualifying Play-Off
Pick: Both Teams NOT to Score
Odds: 4/6
Bookmaker: Betfair
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 6 October 2020)

Preview: A spot in Monday’s play-off final awaits for one of these sides as Georgia attempt to exploit the advantage of playing at home when they take on Belarus inside Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi.

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Georgia Preview – Home comforts to prove decisive?

For a country which has never previously come close to reaching the finals of a major tournament, these are exciting times for Georgia. It could be argued, however, that they are among the most fortunate of those left still competing for a spot at next summer’s European Championship, after only managing to finish fifth of six teams during the group phase of Euro 2020 Qualifying.

The former Soviet Union nation only managed two wins in eight matches in Group D, while six of their eight total points came from playing Gibraltar who failed to register a single point. However, neither Denmark nor Ireland could breach the Georgian rearguard effort in Tbilisi, the venue for Thursday’s decisive contest and where the hosts have avoided defeat in six of their previous eight competitive matches (W4 D3 L1).

Each of their last three encounters here ended in stalemate though, with the latest of those (1-1 vs North Macedonia) a potential preview of the final. That is provided they overcome a Belarus side currently ranked 87 in the world, with Georgia a mere two places further back in 89. This would suggest there is little between them, as was the case when the teams last convened in the Georgian capital for a 2-2 friendly in November 2017.


Draw & Under 2.5 Goals



Belarus Preview – Fourth away win in five would see them through?

If their upcoming opponent are counting their blessings at having made it this far, then so too are Belarus who were no match for four of the five teams they came up against in Group C of Euro 2020 Qualifying. A return of four points from eight such matches, with 100 per cent coming across their two matches with rock-bottom Estonia, was four points fewer than Georgia accrued in Group D.

Admittedly Belarus were handed a much sterner assignment, in a section that included both of Germany and the Netherlands, however, the fact coach Mikhail Markhel was powerless to prevent his team from finishing nine points behind third-placed Northern Ireland will have been a chastening experience all round. As was the fact they endured some heavy beatings along the way, notably on their travels.

Yet, confidence should be high after three victories from their last four matches. This includes each of the last two played away from home (versus Bulgaria in a February friendly and Kazakhstan in a Nations League group game last month). Meanwhile only three of their past ten away matches, including friendlies, produced goals at both ends of the pitch. Hinting perhaps at a potentially tight affair in the Georgian capital.

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Georgia Vs Belarus Betting Advice

Goals could very well be at a premium on Thursday. Georgia have managed five across their last six competitive contests, with three coming in one outing against minnows Gibraltar, whereas Belarus have netted only six in ten competitive encounters since the start of Euro 2020 Qualifying. A low scoring affair therefore raises the probability of a stalemate, which is precisely how the last three internationals here in Tbilisi finished.


Georgia Vs Belarus – Key Facts

  • Just two of the last eleven home internationals for Georgia featured goals for both teams, with the hosts retaining their clean sheets on eight occasions.
  • Three of the last fourteen away matches involving Belarus would not produce both teams scoring, including four of the last five.
  • Conversely, the teams contested a 2-2 draw, in November 2017, on the most recent of two encounters (D1 L1) contested in Georgian capital of Tbilisi.


If we had to pick a winner, Belarus would receive a tentative vote. They were meek opponents during Euro 2020 Qualifying but were always up against it in a daunting group. Mikhail Markhel’s side are in decent form, though, with three wins from four, albeit a couple were in friendlies at the beginning of the year, and did win their most recent two away internationals with Bulgaria and Kazakhstan.

Best Betting Odds – Georgia Vs Belarus

Georgia – 13/10 (Betway)
Draw – 43/20 (Unibet)
Belarus – 11/4 (Betfair)