Bate Borisov vs. Slavia Mozyr 4/29/20 Belarus Cup Semifinals Soccer, Second Leg Pick, Odds, and Prediction
4/29/20 1 pm
Over 2.5 (-106), Under 2.5 (-118)
Bate Borisov is welcoming Slavia Mozyr to Borisov Arena in the second leg of the semifinals of the Belarus Cup.
Bate Borisov is finally waking up and is now on a 3-game streak without a loss. In their last 3 games, Bate has scored 5 goals and hasn’t conceded any goals which are a great sign for Bate Borisov and their defense. In the Vysshaya League, Bate is in 4th place in the standings with 10 points, 8 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals. In their last match in the Vysshaya League against Gorodeya on the road, Bate was the better team by far with 74% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, and 6 corner kicks. Bate couldn’t score a goal for a long time in this match, but they succeeded in the 73rd minute. In the 93rd minute, Bate scored one more time and has won this match 0-2. Bate had one of the worst starts of the season in history where they couldn’t beat anyone, but it seems now that Bate entering a much better form and I have a feeling they will stay on a roll for a while now. Bate Borisov ended in second place last season, but I think they will get the title back this season. Winning the Belarus Cup would mean a lot to everyone in Bate Borisov, and their fans which is I’m sure that Bate will go all-in in this game to give themselves a chance of advancing to the finals.
Slavia is an average team in the Vysshaya League, but they haven’t won any of their last 3 games. Slavia conceded 5 goals in their last 3 games while scoring 2 goals. In their most recent match in the Vysshaya League last weekend against Minsk, Slavia had 52% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, and 8 corner kicks but they ended up losing this match 1-3. Offensively, Slavia was solid with 7 scored goals in 6 games in the Vysshaya League, but their defense has been more than shaky with 10 conceded goals in 6 games. At least for now, Slavia is outside the relegation zone, in 13th place with 7 points. When Slavia hosted Bate in the first leg of the Belarus Cup a few weeks ago, Slavia won 1-0, but that was mostly because Bate was still playing terrible soccer where they couldn’t do anything right, those times are gone. Last season was solid for Slavia where they ended in the top half of the table in the Vysshaya League, but so far this season, Slavia is not showing the same quality and ambition which makes me think that Slavia will be struggling a lot this season and will be close to the relegation zone throughout the season.
The trends are on Bate’s side in this matchup and when taking the form and everything else into consideration, I think Bate will win this match. Bate is the better team in every aspect of the game and I see them advancing to the finals.