Neman Grodno 11-5-4, Bate Borisov 12-4-5
8/23/20 1 pm
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Neman Grodno is welcoming Bate Borisov to ZSK Neman in part of round 22 in the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Neman has been in fantastic form in the Vysshaya League, and they haven’t lost a game since late May. With 38 points, Neman is in third place in the standings, just 2 points from Bate Borisov in second place, and 5 points from Shakhtar at the top. With only 14 conceded goals, Neman has been the second-best defensive team in the league, while their offense has been decent, but far from the best with 25 scored goals. In their latest Vysshaya League game against Energetik on the road, Neman has had 55% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 30 free kicks, and 4 corner kicks. Neman has deserved a win here, but the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Kadimyan has scored 8 goals for Neman so far this season, while Marusic added 5 goals, and Zabelin has scored 4 times. There are no injuries in Neman, but Stojkovic and Kantaria are both in danger of suspension if they concede another yellow card. The season is going well for Neman at the moment, much better than the last one, and if Neman can continue to play this well, they will easily end up in the Europa League spot.
Bate Borisov has been slacking as of late, and those bad results have cost them the first place in the standings. Bate is now in second place with 40 points, 3 points less than Shakhtar Soligorsk at the top, but the biggest problem is that Shakhtar is playing much, much better defense than Bate. With 42 goals, Bate is the best offensive team in the Vysshaya League, while they conceded 21 goals so far. Skavysh and Ignatovich have both scored 8 goals for Bate so far this season, while Stasevich and Dragun both have 6 goals. There are no injuries in Bate Borisov, but Milic and Yablonski are in danger of being suspended. In their last Vysshaya League match against Gorodeya at home, Bate was the better team with 60% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 17 free kicks, and 6 corner kicks. Bate has won this match 1-0 with a goal in the 1st minute of the game, and they also missed a penalty kick in the 34th minute of the match. Bate is the best team in Belarus, there is no doubt about that, but they have been playing bad defense as of late, and their offense is not producing goals and chances despite the dominance in possession. Bate has lost the title last season, and they are not doing a good enough job this season to get it back.
The trends are heavily on Bate Borisov’s side in this matchup, but Neman has been in good form. I think Bate will get a win here, but I will rather pick something on goals.