Isloch Minsk 6-1-6, Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 6-4-3
6/20/20 9 am
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Isloch Minsk is hosting Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino at KFP Minsk in round 14 of the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Isloch has won only 1 of their last 5 games while conceding at least one goal in 4 of those 5 games. With 19 points, Isloch is in 8th place in the standings, right in the middle of the table, 3 points away from the Europa League, and 6 points away from the relegation zone. Isloch has scored only 14 goals this season while conceding 17 goals. In their last Vysshaya League game against FC Minsk, Isloch has had 48% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, and 6 corner kicks. Despite having less possession, Isloch was a slightly better team in this match and has deservedly won this game 0-1 by a goal from a penalty kick. Isloch has been playing hot and cold this season, and they can’t seem to get more consistency, but it’s not like they were expecting to be at the top of the Vysshaya League. With the lack of offense, and with sloppy defense in most of the games, Isloch is right where they belong, in the middle of the standings, and I think they will stay here until the end of the season.
Torpedo has cooled off a little bit and has now won only 1 of their last 4 games and has conceded at least 1 goal in their last 5 games in the Vysshaya League. Despite their bad form as of late, Torpedo is close to the top, in 4th place with 22 points, just 5 points away from Bate Borisov at the top. At the beginning of the season, Torpedo was one of the best defensive teams in the Vysshaya League, and they still are, they just conceded more goals than usual. In their latest Vysshaya League match against Dynamo Brest at home, Torpedo was the better team with 65% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, and 7 corner kicks. It’s hard to say what was worse for Torpedo in this match, their offense or defense. Torpedo conceded 2 goals in 2 minutes in the first half, had an extra player since 65th minute, and missed a penalty in 69th minute. Torpedo has lost this game 0-2. Kukharchik is the only injured player for Torpedo and he will not be in the lineup for this game. Torpedo is a solid team that can beat anyone when they are playing their best soccer, but I don’t think they can stay consistent enough to get to one of the places that will take them to the Europa League. This 4th place is Torpedo’s maximum in my opinion.
Isloch has never lost a home game against Torpedo, while Torpedo’s away record this season is 2-3-2. Sure, Torpedo might be the better team, but their form is declining while Isloch is playing solid soccer at home. I will take a stab at a draw for a nice plus money.