Prediction and odds for the game: Torpedo Zhodino (21/20) v Energetik-BGU (5/2)
We are backing the away win
When: Saturday 11th April 2020, Kick-off 2 PM
Where: The Stadyen Tarpeda
On Saturday afternoon, Torpedo Zhodino host Energetik-BGU at the Stayden Tarpeda, as the visitors look to continue their good start to their season in the Belarus Premier League.
The home side is currently fourth place in the top-flight table after winning two of their first three matches in the Premier League. They are one of five teams to have collected six points so far this season. Last time out, Torpedo suffered a 2-0 defeat at Dinamo Minsk, ending their winning start to the campaign.
The result means that all the home sides games so far in the Premier League have produced under 2.5 goals.
Torpedo’s recent home form in the league has been relatively consistent, although they have won four of their last six matches on home soil in the Belarus top-flight. They have lost just twice in their last 11 home games in the league, which is a decent record. Their recent home games in the Belarus Premier League have been relatively high-scoring, with three of their last four matches producing over 2.5 goals.
Torpedo have a poor record against the visitors in the Premier League, as they have failed to beat Energetik in either of last season’s games, the only times the top two have met in this competition.
The home side are the only team in the Belarus top-flight with maximum points from their only three league outings. The visitors have beaten BATE Borisov, Ruh Brest and Minsk in their opening three league matches. Another plus from the games is that they have conceded just one goal in wins, keeping two clean sheets in the process.
The early season good form may not come as a massive surprise, as they finished the last campaign with a five-game unbeaten run in the Belarus Premier League. The visitors attacking abilities have been key to their good form both this and last season, as they have scored at least two goals in six of their last eight matches.
Energetik have been relatively inconsistent on their travels, as they have won just three of their last six away matches in the top-flight. However, they have also suffered just one defeat in that run of six games. Their recent league matches on the road have been high-scoring, as eight of their last 11 away games have produced over 2.5 goals. They have also failed to score in just one of those 11 matches on their travels.
This game is difficult to judge. The home side has made a decent start to their campaign. However, we are backing the away win, as the visitors seem to have a lot of momentum right now. The other bet we are backing is the over 2.5 goals, as we fancy the visitors to continue being prolific in front of goal.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 5/2 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at evens. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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