Neman Grodno’s slide down the Belorussian Premier League standings continued last weekend when they were beaten 4-2 by Ruh Brest – their third reverse in four matches.
Igor Kovalevich’s charges managed to register in each of their defeats however, and offered a glimpse of their full attacking capabilities in their only positive result during that period, when they beat high-flying Energetyk-BGU 3-0 at the Stadion Neman.
Grodno carry enough threat in the final third to trouble Torpedo on Thursday, though a second clean sheet in six attempts looks unlikely. Having registered eight times in three games, second place Torpedo have discovered their scoring touch just in time to face a fragile looking Neman Grodno rearguard – making over 2.5 goals a market that hold plenty of promise.
Title hopefuls Torpdeo have been a tough nut to crack this season, losing just one of their opening nine Premier League contests, and armed with the confidence gained from two convincing wins in their last three outings, they should be able to take advantage of a Neman Grodno team caught in a rut.
Grodno shipped at least two goals in three of their last four games, and with their defence continuing to look porous, we like the look of a 3-1 Torpedo win.