Torpedo BelAZ and Smolevichy ‑ STI meet at Stadyen Tarpeda, in a match for the 11 th round of the Premier League. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has recorded 4 victories in the last 4 matches. The last head ‑ to ‑ head between these two teams, on 23‑07‑2018, ended with the Torpedo BelAZ victory by (1‑2). The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Smolevichy-STI presents considerable differences between results at home and away.
After 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in 2nd place, with 18 points won. In their last match, they lost to the Neman Grodno away by (3‑1), after in the previous match they had won by (3‑1) at home, in a match against Gorodeya. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 19 suffered; against 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in his stadium, with 26 goals scored and 23 suffered. In their last 4 home matches for the championship, Torpedo BelAZ won 3 and tied 1, winning 10 points in 12 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 matches at their stadium. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 19 of the last 47 that have ended ended with Less than 1,5 goals. In the last 6 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘).
Despite suffering a loss last day, the Torpedo’s campaign in the Belarusian championship is positive. Now he wants to recover the lost points and he knows that he has favoritism. Of course he needs to respect his rival, but at the same time he cannot stop attacking. For facing one of the worst squads in the competition, you just have to keep a good game pace and you should have no problem adding all three points.
The visiting team is currently in 15th position, with 4 points won, after 4 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home to BATE by (3‑5). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Ruh Brest, by (0‑0). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 10 suffered; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 17 goals scored and 19 suffered. For the championship, the Smolevichy-STI conquered 3 points in 12 possible, after 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 4 matches that they played as a visitor.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 9 matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 27 of the last 39 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 2 of their last 9 matches for the Premier League, and they never reached the break in advantage. In 9 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.
Smolevichy have a very bad campaign in the Belarusian championship. He is in the penultimate position, he has not yet won and both defense and attack are among the worst in the competition. It is clear that you need to change, because staying like this will not prevent the descent. It is time to react, as the clubs ahead in the table are getting further and further away. This match tends to be complicated and defeat is the most likely outcome, but you need to surprise and score.