While some more mainstream sports are starting to resume play, Rusia’s Ural Volleyball Championship has been incredibly good to us over the past couple of months so we’re staying true to it in the Available World of Sports.
Today’s game between the Ural Raiders and Ural Air Force looks set to be a ripper.
It’s been a tough slog for Ural Raiders of recent having lost six of their past nine games.
Air Force on the other hand, have won four of their past nine and beat the Ural Raiders in an epic five-set game 3-2.
However, the five sets epic got to them when they had to back it up against Ural University going down in straight sets.
These teams have met nine times in this tournament with the Air Force having the wood over the Raiders winning seven of their matchups.
This should be a good game and while the head to head market has Air Force Ural the favourite at $1.78, the Ural Raiders are not far behind at $1.95
I don’t expect this to be another five-set epic but think it should be a decent contest.
Happy to take the four sets at the $2.40 price.
Another sport that has become a lockdown love of ours is, of course, the Belarusian Premier League and for what it’s worth we plan to remain loyal to the BPL for the remainder of the year no matter how much other sport returns.
The people of Belarus are in for a treat as Thursday Night Football sees Neman Grodno take on Torpedo-Belaz.
It’s been a frustrating time for Neman.
After a solid performance over BATE, the Neman boys twice conceded in the opening 15 minutes of their game against Rukh Brest last week and eventually lost 2-4 on their home deck.
Neman has won only one of their past six matches and is now sitting 14th on the BPL table knocking on the door of the relegation zone.
As for Torpedo-Belaz, they’re undefeated in their past six matches and are coming off a confidence-boosting 3-1 win over Gorodeya and are now a threat to early League leaders BATE’s spot on top of the League.
Torpedo have now lost only one from their past nine games this BPL season.
They should be able to maintain their unbeaten record against a lowly Neman Grodno and do it pretty easy.
Take Torpedo to score in both halves and get the points.