Belshina received no new manager bounce last week and remains bottom of the league as it welcomes Torpedo to town this Saturday.
The Zhodino club could do with a period of stability if it wants to challenge the upper reaches and will expect a timely victory here.
You can find my Belshina Bobruisk vs. Torpedo Bel-AZ Zhodino prediction and betting pick below.
Odds for Belshina Bobruisk vs. Torpedo Bel-AZ Zhodino
Belshina Bobruisk to Win+266
Torpedo Bel-AZ Zhodino to Win-116
With the way Belshina’s season has gone, the draw last week might be seen as a positive for new caretaker manager Dmitri Migas. But the MyBookie sportsbook obviously doesn’t see it as a change of fortunes. Torpedo is made the favorite here, and it would be a surprise if the visiting side wasn’t three points better off by Saturday evening.
Belshina’s extremely late equalizer away from home at FC Minsk last weekend gave it a vital point but keeps it rock bottom and still nine points adrift of even the relegation playoff spot. With just one win all season, a swift return to the second tier still seems very likely.
Scoring goals has been just as big a problem for Belshina as conceding them at the other end has been this season, so maybe the two it managed against FC Minsk should be regarded as a positive of sorts. But even those rare draws need to be turned into wins if anything is going to change.
Torpedo lost only its fourth game of the season last week when it was comprehensively beaten at home by a rampant Shakhtyor Soligorsk side. The 4-1 thrashing was only the latest example of how the Zhodino’s season has fallen away in recent weeks.
There has been just one win in the last five games now, and the trip to Bobruisk to take on Belshina should be seen as a really good opportunity to get Torpedo’s European aspirations back on track. It is currently in sixth position, but another three points could rocket the club up the table.
Belshina Bobruisk vs. Torpedo Bel-AZ Zhodino Pick
Torpedo Bel-AZ Zhodino to Win
Torpedo’s season has stalled somewhat over the last few weeks, but thanks to some surprising results at the top of the table, it is still just four points behind league leaders Shakhtyor. The game between these two earlier in the season ended in a narrow one-goal victory for Torpedo, and manager Yuri Puntas would surely take that again this weekend.
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