Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino – Shakhtyor Soligorsk
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino hosts the leader Shakhtyor Soligorsk in a game from the 14th round of the Belarusian Premier League. The match is going to be played on Saturday night.
Shakhtyor Soligorsk are the current leader in the football league of Belarus. They are enjoying 4 points advantage in front of the second Dinamo Minsk, while BATE Borisov are third. It’s a great start of the season for Shakhtyor Soligorsk, who have lost only one game since the beginning of the campaign – against BATE.
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino on the other hand are currently 6th with 21 points won and being 11 points behind their next opponent. Their most favorite result is obviously the draw – they have ended their games with a draw six times from 13 matches played – including their last three.
In terms of current form, Shakhtyor are performing much better at the moment. They have won four of their last five games, losing two points only during the 2-2 draw against Dinamo Minsk away from home. They have won 10 of their 13 matches so far, having scored 19 goals and conceding 6.
We could say that both teams do not have a really impressive goalscorers in the league so far. Their top scorers have only scored 4 goals since the beginning of the season. Denis Laptev is Shakhtyor Soligorsk’s most effective striker, while Aleksandr Makas is the player to watch in Torpedo’s team.
These stats are showing us that these two teams are very balanced and the threat could come from everywhere when they are playing.
Shakhtyor Soligorsk are motivated to win the title in the Premier League for a first time since 2005. Last year they finished second, being beaten by BATE Borisov. Now they have started very well the new season, but can they keep it up until the end?