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Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino Preview & Betting Tips - Dinamo’s defence a big concern in Belarus

Torpedo Zhodino beat Dinamo Minsk 3-0 and 4-0 last season
Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino

Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Dinamo Minsk are aiming to recover from a horror start to the 2020 Belarusian Premier League season as they host Torpedo Zhodino. The visitors have won their opening two matches and beat Dinamo twice last season, can they win again?

Dinamo Minsk Form


Dinamo Minsk were eliminated by BATE Borisov in the Belarus Cup after a 2-1 home defeat and 3-2 away loss. It hasn’t been much better in the Belarusian Premier League with Sergey Gurenko’s side losing their opening two matches.

They started with a disappointing 1-0 home defeat against Ruh Brest. Dinamo then traveled across town to take on FK Minsk that resulted in a 3-2 defeat.

Dinamo were down 1-0 after 55 seconds and trailed 3-0 at half time. It looked to be getting worse in the 58th minute when Miha Goropevsek was sent off.

Dinamo Minsk fought back with a man down, a Evgeni Shikavka penalty in the 77th minute and Ivan Bakhar strike in the 80th minute giving them hope but Dimano were unable to equalise.

Dinamo Minsk have won only one of their last 11 matches in the Belarusian Premier League and lost their last six competitive matches in all competitions.

Dinamo Minsk News


Dinamo Minsk brought in more than 10 players in the winter transfer window. Seven started against Ruh Brest while February signing Miha Goropevsek was sent off on his debut last week and the defender is suspended here. 

Centre-back Dominik Dinga remained on the bench last week due to an injury and could return to the starting side.

Talented 21-year-old midfielder Ivan Bakhar arrived in January and should be confident after scoring late at Minsk. South Korean winger Jun-young Kim will be hoping to start after two successive substitute appearances.

Torpedo Zhodino Form


Torpedo Zhodino were knocked out of the 2020 Belarus Cup after a 3-0 aggregate defeat to Shakhtyor. Yuri Puntus’ side lost 1-0 at home and 2-0 on the road.

They didn’t have to wait long to get their revenge, winning 1-0 at Shakhtyor to open their 2020 Belarusian Premier League campaign. Brazilian winger Gabriel Ramos scored the winner in added time.

Torpedo Zhodino returned home where they beat Belshina 1-0. Valeri Gorbachik bundled the ball over the line with the hosts going close to making it 2-0 in the closing stages.

Torpedo Zhodino News


Nikita Stepanov made way for Maksim Bordachev in central defence, the only change against Belshina. Expect manager Yuri Puntus to keep faith in his winning side.

Brazilian attacking midfielder Lipe Veloso joined on loan from FK Lviv this week and will hope to come off the bench. Torpedo have trimmed their squad with 36-year-old goalkeeper Andrey Gorbunov released, defender Arseny Bondarenko and winger Jean Morel Poé joining Smolevichi on loan.

Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino Head to Head


Dinamo Minsk have a 20-13 advantage against Torpedo Zhodino with 13 draws in 46 matches. Last season it was one way traffic for Torpedo who won 3-0 in Minsk and 4-0 at home.

Valeri Gorbachik, Bohdan Myshenko and Dmytro Yusov scored in Minsk, Yusov scoring the opening two goals at home with further goals to Stefan Bukorac and Jean-Morel Poé.

Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino Odds


Dinamo Minsk are 2.00 favourites at Unibet with Torpedo Zhodino priced at 3.80 at bet365. A draw is currently priced at 3.25.

Dinamo Minsk have seen over 2.5 goals in five of their last six matches in the Belarusian Premier League. Torpedo Zhodino have seen over 2.5 goals in three of their last four matches against Dinamo Minsk in the competition which is priced at an attractive 2.50 at Paddy Power.

Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino Match Up


Dinamo Minsk’s defence was all over the place against cross-town rivals Minsk. They have now conceded three goals in three of their last four matches in the Belarusian Premier League.

Torpedo Zhodino made some smart signings with defenders Dmitri Yashin and Vitali Ustinov making an immediate impact. Midfielder Yuri Pavlyukovets, wingers Ilya Kukharchik and Gabriel Ramos and striker Dmitri Antilevski have all become starters after joining the club since January.

Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino Stats


  • Dinamo Minsk have won 1 of their last 11 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Dinamo Minsk have lost their last 6 competitive matches in all competitions.
  • Dinamo Minsk have conceded 3 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Dinamo Minsk have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Torpedo Zhodino have seen over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches against Dinamo Minsk (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Torpedo Zhodino have won their last 2 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Torpedo Zhodino beat Dinamo Minsk 3-0 and 4-0 last season (Belarusian Premier League).

Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino FAQ

Where can I watch Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino live streamed online?

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Where is Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino being played?

Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino is being played at Dinamo Stadium in Minsk, Belarus.

When is Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino being played?

Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Zhodino is being played at 17:00 GMT on Friday 4 April 2020.

What is the predicted Dinamo Minsk starting line up vs Torpedo Zhodino?

The predicted Dinamo Minsk starting line up vs Torpedo Zhodino is: Plotnikov, Shvetsov, Chizh, Brucic, Sukhotsky, Pavlovski, Olekhnovich, Danilo, Rios, Bakhar, Shikavka.

What is the predicted Torpedo Zhodino starting line up vs Dinamo Minsk?

The predicted Torpedo Zhodino starting line up vs Dinamo Minsk is: Bushma, Ustinov, Bordachev, Yashin, Shcherbo, Ramos, Pavlyukovets, Khachaturyan, Kukharchik, Antilevski, Gorbachik.

Verdict

Dinamo Minsk improved dramatically against Minsk but still lost 3-2 with huge concerns about their defence. Torpedo Zhodino have won their opening two matches and the safer bet appears to be on goals in this one.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes BTTS @2.20 at bet365 - 4 Units
Value Bet: Over 2.5 Goals Total Goals @2.50 at Paddy Power - 3 Units
Mega Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals @5.00 at Paddy Power - 1 Unit

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