Bate Borisov 10-4-4, FC Minsk 5-3-8
7/26/20 11 am
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Bate Borisov is welcoming FC Minsk to Borisov Arena in round 19 in the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Bate was caught in a bad spell for a few games there, but with their latest win, Bate is now equalized with Shakhtyor at the top of the standings. Both Bate and Shakhtyor have 34 points, but Shakhtyor has a better goal differential, and that is why they are in the top spot. With 33 scored goals, Bate Borisov is the best offensive team in the Vysshaya League, while they have been decent in the defensive end with 18 conceded goals. Ignatovich os Bate’s top goalscorer with 8 goals, while Milic and Dragun added 5 goals each. In their latest Vysshaya League game against Rukh Brest on the road, Bate has had 48% of ball possession, 5 corner kicks, and massive 8 shots on goal. Bate might have not had more possession, but they have created a lot of good chances, and they have deservedly so won this game 0-3. Bate has a lot of competition in the Vysshaya League this season, and they will need to be at the top of their game for the entire season if they want that title back, but Bate has already won one trophy this season, and they will do everything possible to win the second one.
Minsk is not playing well, and they have been struggling throughout the season. With only 18 points, Minsk is in 14th place in the standings, which is the relegation playoff spot, but they are only 1 point away from the safe zone. It’s worth mentioning that 2 games less than most of the other teams, which means they could easily get out of the relegation zone once those games are made up at the later stage. With only 19 scored goals, Minsk is among the worst offensive teams in the Vysshaya League, while their defense has been even worse with 29 conceded goals. In their last Vysshaya League matcha against Energetik at home, FC Minsk was solid with 50% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, and 7 corner kicks. In the first half, we saw 2 goals from the penalty kicks, one on each side, but early in the second half, Minsk has scored a goal, and they have won this match 2-1. Khvashchinskiy has scored 5 goals for Minsk so far this season, while Vasiliev and Gribovskiy added 3 goals each. If they want to make this season a little bit easier, Minsk will need to make some changes during this break and try to get to the root of their problem, whether that problem is in coaching or just the lack of quality and depth.
When playing at home, Bate has not lost in their last 11 games against FC Minsk, while Minsk has lost 3 away games in a row. Bate Borisov has played their last 4 home games without winning, and now is the time to change that. Bate Borisov is the better team here, and I don’t think they will have a problem with beating Minsk in this game.