4/25/20 10 am
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Gorodeya is welcoming Bate Borisov to Gorodeya Stadium in part of round 6 of the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Gorodeya is on a nice roll with 3 victories in a row where they didn’t concede a goal. Gorodeya has won all three of those games 1-0, two games on the road and one at home. After the two losses in the first two games of the season, and without a scored goal, a nice change of pace for Gorodeya. With 9 points, Gorodeya is in 6th place after 5 games. In their most recent match in the Vysshaya League against Energetik on the road, Gorodeya was the weaker team with 44% of ball possession, 1 corner kick, and only 1 shot on goal. Despite being the weaker team here, Gorodeya has won this match 0-1 against struggling Energetik. It’s interesting to see how Gorodeya was able to turn things around after first two games, and how they were able to improve their defense is quite impressive, the only question is if they can keep this up and if Gorodeya can give themselves a chance to end up in the top three in the Vysshaya League this season. The schedule for Gorodeya is not bad after this match against Bate Borisov which will certainly help Gorodeya to stay close to the top.
Bate Borisov is slowly waking up. They have not lost any of their last 2 games while scoring 3 goals and without conceding a goal. The second leg of the Belarus Cup semifinals is coming up for Bate Borisov, and it is at home. Bate has lost in the first leg 1-0, a result which is certainly beatable for arguably the best team in the Belarus history. In the Vysshaya League, Bate Borisov is in 7th place in the standings with 7 points, 6 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals. In their last Vysshaya League match against Torpedo at home, Bate was by far the better team with 60% of ball possession, 11 shots on goal, and 11 corner kicks, but unfortunately, Bate missed a penalty kick in 41st minute and this match ended in a 0-0 draw. Bate Borisov is the best team in Belarus, and despite their slow start of the season, I think they will get the title back because of the first place in only 3 points away. I’ve mentioned before in my previous articles that it is only a matter of time before Bate Borisov goes on a winning streak where they will be dominant and consistent, and I think that time has come.
Gorodeya has lost only 1 home game against Bate Borisov, while they won their last 2 home games against Bate Borisov. I don’t think Gorodeya can keep the clean sheet for 4 straight games, and for that reason, I will pick something on goals here.