Neman Grodno vs. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 5/21/20 Belarus Vysshaya League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
5/21/20 12 pm
Over 2.5 (+140), Under 2.5 (-188)
Neman Grodno is welcoming Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino to ZSK Neman in part of round 10 of the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Neman hasn’t been playing well this season and they have only 2 wins in their last 9 games. With only 8 points, 9 scored goals, and 11 conceded goals, Neman is in 14th place in the standings, the place that leads into the relegation playoffs. In their last 2 games, Neman has conceded massive 7 goals, while scoring 3 goals, which isn’t bad, but their defense is a disaster this season. In their Vysshaya League match this past weekend against Rukh at home, Neman has had 53% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, and 3 corner kicks. Neman was solid offensively in this match and they scored 2 goals, but their defense was a disaster once again and Neman has lost this match 2-4 at home. Neman was safe in the middle of the table last season, but nothing is going their way this season, and Neman is in serious trouble. A lot has to change in Neman Grodno for them to be able to exit the relegation zone, and even though that will be hard for Neman to do, I believe they will avoid either of the last two spots and give themselves a chance in the relegation playoffs.
Torpedo has been playing well this season and they are in the second place in the standings with 18 points, 12 scored goals, and only 5 conceded goals. Torpedo has only 1 loss in their 9 games in the Vysshaya League, and that happened back in round 3. In their most recent match in the Vysshaya League against Gorodeya at home, Torpedo was outstanding with 57% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, and 7 corner kicks. Torpedo has won this game 3-1. Overall, I think Torpedo has been the best and most consistent team in the Vysshaya League so far this season, and I hope they can keep up the pace because it will make the season much more interesting. Sure, Torpedo has lost the first place to Bate Borisov over the weekend, but it’s only by a point. Neman is 2-2-1 on the road this year with 6 scored goals and 4 conceded goals, and I believe that Neman is the perfect opponent for them to improve that record. Torpedo has scored in only 1 of their last 4 road games, and that is where Torpedo must improve if they want to stay in the run for the title, something they haven’t won in a long, long time.
During the last 18 meetings with Neman playing at home, Neman has won 7 times, there have been 7 draws, while Torpedo has won 4 games. Neman is not playing well, and Torpedo is the favorite here, and the odds are too good for me not to take the plus money with Torpedo.