Match Preview: Zhodino 0-0 Rukh Brest Predictions and Betting Tips, Vysshaya Liga

Tips & Predictions For Today, April 26, 2020.

League: BELARUS: Vysshaya Liga – Round 6
Match: 14:00 Zhodino – Rukh Brest
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.69
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 0:0 LOST

Match Preview

  • Torpedo Zhodino have opened the Vysshava League (VL) strongly, conceding only twice in five matches (W3, D1, L1). Impressively, that record comes despite not leading any of those fixtures at the break. Now unbeaten in two (W1, D1), they have also won both VL games they started as favourites this term.
  • Difficult to break down, Zhodino have made a perfect start at home, winning both matches thus far ‘to nil’, with all three goals therein coming on or after 50 minutes. Furthermore, they have kept three clean sheets in their last five home league games.
  • No team has scored fewer VL goals (two) than Rukh Brest thus far this term. The promoted side owes its mid-table position largely to a defence that has kept three clean sheets out of five. This has helped them avoid defeat in 66.67% of matches in which they started as the outsider.
  • Rukh’s mixed away record (W1, D1, L1) has generated little excitement, as none of those games featured over 1.5 goals. Interestingly, they were unbeaten in league away fixtures last season (W8, D6), albeit in the league below.
  • Players to watch: Zhodino’s Gabriel Ramos has scored two of his team’s four VL goals this term, both coming in the second half. His side are undefeated (W3, D1) in league games where he has started this season.
  • Midfielder Pavel Sedko marked his first VL start this campaign in Rukh’s last game with the only goal of the match. His side avoided defeat in all six outings in which he found the net last term.
  • Stat attack: All ten VL games these two sides have played this season produced under 2.5 goals, with none of them seeing both teams score.
  • Neither Zhodino nor Rukh have conceded a second-half goal this term in the league.
  • Rukh have received (on average) 4.67 yellow cards in their last three VL games.