Bate Borisov 9-3-3, Energetik-BGU Minsk 8-2-5
7/4/20 9 am
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Bate Borisov is hosting Energetik-BGU Minsk at Borisov Arena in a derby match of round 16 in the Belarus Vysshaya League.
It has happened, after 13 games without a loss, Bate Borisov has lost a game. It was against Dinamo Minsk at home last weekend. Bate has had 54% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, and 4 corner kicks in that match. Nothing was working for Bate Borisov in that match and they lost this game 0-2. I suppose something like that was bound to happen to Bate Borisov, I was just expecting to be against a better team. Bate Borisov is still at the top of the Vysshaya League with 30 points, 3 points more than Shakhtyor. With 29 scored goals, Bate is the best offensive team in the league, but their defense has been shaky as of late and they conceded 16 goals in 15 games. There are no injuries or suspensions in Bate Borisov at this time. Pavel Ignatovich is Bate’s top goalscorer with 7 goals, while Dragun and Milic added 5 goals. Despite the loss from their last game, Bate is still the best team overall in the Vysshaya League, and I’m confident that they will win the title, which will be their second trophy of the season after winning the Belarus Cup competition.
Energetik has been in a shaky form as of late, and after 4 games without a win, Energetik has dominated in their latest game against Slavia Mozyr. Energetik has had 52% of ball possession in that game, massive 10 shots on goal, and 2 corner kicks. Energetik has won this game 5-0. With this win, Energetik is back in the top 4, in 4th place with 26 points, just 4 points away from the top, and just 1 point away from the Europa League. Energetik his having a fantastic season and they have scored 22 goals so far while conceding 15 goals, an average of one conceded goal per game. There are no injuries for Energetik, and they should have all of their best players at their disposal for this derby. Djasur Yakhshibaev is Energetik’s top goalscorer with 9 goals. Energetik is probably the most attractive team in the Vysshaya League this season, which is remarkable after the season they had last year, and I really hope they can keep it up, and that Energetik can stay close to the top of the Vysshaya League.
Bate and Energetik have met only 4 times in the past, with Bate winning 3 times, while Energetik has won one game. The one constant in this matchup were goals, and I expect the same here. This match could go either way and for that reason, I will stick with goals.