Prediction and odds for the game: BATE Borisov (4/9) v Torpedo Zhodino (13/2)
We are backing the home win
When: Saturday 18th April 2020, Kick-off 4 PM
Where: The Borisov Arena
On Saturday afternoon, BATE Borisov host Torpedo Zhodino in the Belarus Premier League, as the visitors look to continue their stellar start to their league campaign.
The former dominant force in the Belarus Premier League have made an inconsistent start to their league campaign. In fact, they have won two and lost two of their four league games so far. BATE started the campaign with two straight defeats against Energetik and Slavia before two wins against Ruh Brest and last time out a 3-0 victory at Minsk.
The home sides league matches this season have been relatively high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals in three of their four matches in the Premier League. In fact, seven of their last eight league games have produced over 2.5 goals.
BATE have a strong recent home record in the Belarus Premier League, winning 12 of their last 14 home games while suffering just one defeat in the process. The home side has been prolific in the league of late on home soil, scoring at least twice in eight of their last 12 matches.
BATE are unbeaten in the last seven meetings with Torpedo in all competitions, recording five victories.
The visitors are currently top of the table after winning three of their four games so far this season. Last time out the visitors recorded a 2-0 win over Energetik after a 2-0 defeat at Dinamo Minsk. Despite the good start to the league campaign, Torpedo have still won just four of their last 11 top-flight matches. The visitor’s games so far this season have been low-scoring affairs, with under 2.5 goals scored in all four of Torpedo’s league matches this season.
Torpedo head into this game with a poor recent away record in the Belarus Premier League. They have won just once in their last six away games in the league while suffering four defeats. Poor defensive displays have been at the heart of Torpedo’s underwhelming recent away form, as they have conceded at least two goals in four of their last six league matches on their travels. It has also contributed to five of Torpedo’s last eight away games producing over 2.5 goals.
Torpedo have also struggled defensive against BATE, as they have conceded at least two goals in the last six meetings with the home side.
Torpedo have made a strong start to the campaign. However, they have a poor away record in general, while BATE are also something of a bogey team for them. With that in mind, we are backing the home win. We also believe this could be a tight game, which is why we are backing under 2.5 goals to be scored too.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 4/9 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 3/4. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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