FC Minsk vs. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino Betting Preview – Belarusian Premier League, May 2

By Dan Roberts in Soccer
| April 30, 2020 4:23 am PDT
FC Minsk vs. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino Belarusian Premier League

Both these sides have been inconsistent of late after successful starts to the season. Torpedo would seem to be the more accomplished team, though, able to keep in touch with the bigger clubs as the campaign goes on.

But FC Minsk is looking to improve on its status as a largely mid-table side and could do with another three points to stay in contention, even at this early stage. Read on for the details in this FC Minsk vs. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino betting preview.

Latest FC Minsk vs. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino Odds

FC Minsk to Win+170
The Draw+204
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino to Win+179

BetOnline can hardly call this one, giving the favorite tag to FC Minsk, but only just. The home field advantage probably explains that, but I would say that the sportsbook has got its pricing just about right. This will be a close one between two teams that have both slowed down of late.

Match Preview

FC Minsk had lost three in a row, including a poor defeat to Rukh Brest, so the omens were not good ahead of the trip to Mozyr to take on Slavia last weekend. So to come away with a comprehensive 3-1 win is a huge positive for manager Andrey Razin and his side.

Slavia might have been saving itself for the big cup game in midweek, but Minsk dominated the game from the first whistle, and even a home goal could not put the capital city off its stride. Minsk scored just two minutes later to consolidate its lead and totally deserved the points.

But Torpedo should be a different proposition. Slavia may have made the last four of the cup, but it is not doing well in the league. The Zhodino outfit, on the other hand, has been one of the better sides this year so far. Two draws in the last two games have slowed down its progress somewhat, but it is still only two points behind the leaders.

Those two draws have both been goalless, however. That might make the defense look good, but it does ask questions over Torpedo’s strike force. Rukh and BATE may have staunch defenses of their own, but Torpedo has only managed four goals in six games so far. There are usually more goals in games involving FC Minsk, so maybe this is the week that the Zhodino strikers earn their wages.

FC Minsk vs. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino Pick

  • The Draw

This has all the makings of a very good game. Torpedo needs to step up its efforts in front of goal, and FC Minsk could do with conceding fewer at the same time. I have a feeling that both teams will improve all over the pitch and treat the fans to an exciting day’s soccer.

With little to choose between the two as far as the odds go, I think the draw is the best value bet for this one.

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