Bate Borisov 11-4-5, Gorodeya 5-5-10
8/8/20 1 pm
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Bate Borisov is hosting Gorodeya at Borisov Arena in round 21 in the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Bate Borisov can’t get a handle on their form, and they have won only 2 of their last 6 games in the Vysshaya League while losing 3 of said 6 games. With 37 points, 41 scored goals, and 21 conceded goals, Bate Borisov is in second place, still close to the top, just 3 points away, but Bate is slowly losing the battle for the title. Offensively, Bate is the best team in the Vysshaya League this season, and while their defense isn’t bad, its only fourth-best defense in the league. In their last Vysshaya League match against Torpedo on the road, Bate has had 54% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, and 4 corner kicks. Bate was leading 1-2 at the half time, but Torpedo has turned the game around in the second half, and in the end, Bate Borisov has lost this match 3-2. Ignatovich is Bate Borisov’s leading goalscorer with 8 goals, while Skavysh added 7 goals, and Stasevich has 6 goals. There are no injuries or suspensions at this time for Bate Borisov. There are still a lot of games left to be played in the Vysshaya League, but if Bate wants to get the title back, they need to play more consistently on both ends, and it has to happen soon.
Gorodeya is struggling massively, and they have won only 2 of their last 15 games in the Vysshaya League. Thanks to their solid start of the season, Gorodeya has 20 points, and they are outside the relegation zone, but only by 2 points. Neither their offense nor defense are working well this season, and Gorodeya has scored only 18 goals while conceding 31 goals so far in the season. Sajcic and Arhipov have both scored 6 goals for Gorodeya so far this season. There are no injuries in Gorodeya, but Sorkin, Poznyak, Shibun, and Baiduk are all in danger of getting suspended if they concede another yellow card. In their last Vysshaya League match against Energetik at home, Gorodeya has had 46% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 18 free kicks, and 3 corner kicks. Even though they were a weaker team in this match, Gorodeya was able to get a point out of this match as it ended in a 1-1 draw. Gorodeya has had a solid season last year, but this one is not going the way they imagined it will, and honestly, Gorodeya doesn’t have the quality to be any higher. I think the battle to stay out of the relegation zone is their reality this season.
Bate Borisov has never lost a home game to Gorodeya, and they are the better team in this matchup. I know that form matters, and Bate Borisov is in a bad form, but Gorodeya is in a far worse form, and I just can’t back them here. I think Bate gets a nice win here.