Vitebsk vs. Bate Borisov 6/7/20 Belarus Vysshaya League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vitebsk 3-5-3, Bate Borisov 8-1-2
6/7/20 9 am
Over 2.5 (+110), Under 2.5 (-143)
Vitebsk is welcoming Bate Borisov to Vitebsky Central Sport Complex in round 12 of the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Vitebsk has been a disaster as of late and they have not won any of their last 6 games, while they have 4 straight draws in their last 4 games. Vitebsk has conceded at least one goal in 5 of their last 6 games while scoring at least one goal in 4 of those 6 games. With 14 points, Vitebsk is in 11th place, 2 points outside the relegation playoffs, but I would dare to say safe from straight relegation because Smolevichi and Belshina have only 4, and 3 points and they are in the last two spots in the Vysshaya League. In their latest match in the Vysshaya League against Energetik on the road, Vitebsk was the better team with 56% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, and 13 corner kicks. This was an exciting match, especially the first half when we saw 5 goals, and Vitebsk was 3-2 behind. The second half belonged to Vitebsk because they had an extra player due to the red card that Energetik conceded. A lot of chances for Vitebsk in the second half, but only one goal, and that was in the last minute of the match. This game ended in a 3-3 draw. Vitebsk is an average team in the Vysshaya League, and the middle of the table is their maximum this season.
Bate Borisov is playing the best soccer in Belarus and they haven’t lost any of their last 10 games. Of those 10 games, Bate has scored at least 1 goal in 9 matches, while conceding a goal in only 3 games. Bate is at the top of the Vysshaya League with 25 points, 3 points more than Energetik in the second place. Bate Borisov is also the best offensive team in the Vysshaya League with 23 scored goals in 11 games. In their most recent match of the Vysshaya League against Rukh at home, Bate has had 64% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, and 1 corner kicks. Bate was dominant but they lacked precision in this match, but they still won this game 1-0. Almost two weeks ago, Bate was playing in the finals of the Belarus Cup, and they won the competition against Dynamo Brest, which was certainly a huge confidence boost, not that Bate needs it. Bate has surprisingly lost the title last season, but they are on the right track to win it back this season, and I think Bate will win it as the competition in the Vysshaya League is too weak for them.
Vitebsk has barely had any success against Bate Borisov, whether at home or on the road, and seeing in the form they are, I don’t think Vitebsk stands a chance in this game as well. I think Bate will continue their winning streak.