Torpedo Bel-AZ Zhodino vs. Vitebsk Betting Preview – Belarusian Premier League, June 28
Both these teams have the chance to make a play for the European places this season, and another win here would do those aspirations the world of good.
But there is a feeling that there are other clubs in better form and more likely to finish in the top three. This is a game that the winner could use as a springboard to greater success.
You can find my Torpedo Bel-AZ Zhodino vs. Vitebsk prediction and betting pick below.
Odds for Torpedo Bel-AZ Zhodino vs. Vitebsk
Torpedo is the favorite to win this game according to the MyBookie betting site, but I think it is far more evenly balanced than these odds suggest. Vitebsk is enjoying an incredible unbeaten run at the moment, and Torpedo has faltered slightly recently. The draw bet stands out for me at first glance.
Torpedo Bel-AZ Zhodino vs. Vitebsk Preview
Torpedo has still only lost three games this season, but there is a sense that the Zhodino club has lost its way in recent weeks. Draws with Slutsk and Isloch sandwich a defeat at the hands of Dynamo Brest, and as much as none of those results are particularly bad, they are not particularly impressive, either.
More disappointing for Torpedo manager Yuri Puntas will be that his side was ahead in the game last week against Isloch. A penalty with around half an hour to play looked to have won all three points before the Minsk club equalized with only a few minutes left on the clock. Torpedo might start ruing dropping points like that.
Vitebsk’s impressive run of form continues, however. After five drawn games, Sergey Yasinsky’s men have beaten Rukh Brest and FC Minsk by just the one goal in the last two weeks. Again, not spectacular, but the result is the only thing that counts here.
Some of the draws in the last couple of months have been much more of an achievement, and Vitebsk could actually make a run for the top three if it was able to keep this unbeaten streak going and win a few more of its games along the way. Victory here would certainly help.
Prediction and Pick
I’m not sure that Torpedo can pick itself up and start beating teams in the way it was earlier in the season. The Zhodino club had looked like a main title challenger a few months ago, but now a Europa League place would be regarded as a very good achievement. A draw here will not really help with that aim, though.
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