2020 Belarusian Premier League – Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo-BelAZ Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo-BelAZ taking place? Friday 3rd April, 2020 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo-BelAZ taking place? Dinamo Stadium, Minsk

What television channel is Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo-BelAZ on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo-BelAZ? Bet365 subscribers can stream Belarusian Premier League matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I get tickets for Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo-BelAZ? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

THE TEAM NEWS

DINAMO MINSK

  • Dinamo Minsk suffered a second consecutive loss to begin their 2020 campaign and after two losses in the cup before those, it has been a very disappointing start to the season.
  • Dinamo found themselves 3-0 down at half-time in the Minsk derby but they did show some character to respond with goals from Yevgeni Shikavka and Ivan Bakhar as they piled the pressure on in the final 15 minutes.
  • Their cause was not helped after they had been reduced to 10 men when Miha Goropevsek was given his marching orders for a second yellow card just before the hour mark and he will now be forced to miss this contest as a result.

TORPEDO-BELAZ

  • Torpedo-BelAZ made it two wins from two in the Belarus Premier League as they secured their second 1-0 win in succession after they edged Belshina in a tight game at the weekend.
  • The hosts were largely the better side and despite having to ride waves of pressure after taking the lead in the 50th minute through Valeri Gorbachik’s effort, Torpedo did enough to hold on to claim all three points.
  • Kirill Leonovich has started both games so far this season and although few, if any, changes are expected, the 21-year-old could find his place in the side under threat after he was substituted for the second game in succession.

THE PREDICTION

These two teams have had contrasting starts to the Belarusian Premier League season with Dinamo Minsk losing both of their games while Torpedo-BelAZ have won both of theirs. Dinamo were poor for large spells in the Minsk derby and left themselves with too much work to do having gone in three goals behind at the break. They did show some fight to nearly get back on level terms and they will be desperate to build on that effort but this is likely to be a tight affair with goals set to be at a premium.

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