Bate Borisov 13-4-5, FC Smolevichi 3-5-12
9/12/20 9 am
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Bate Borisov is welcoming FC Smolevichi to Borisov Arena in round 23 in the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Bate Borisov has been struggling a moment there, but they are back on the winning track with 3 straight wins, 2 in the Vysshaya League, and 1 in the Belarus Cup. Bate Borisov is in second place in the Vysshaya League standings with 43 points, the same amount as Shakhtyor Soligorsk at the top. Bate Borisov is the best offensive team in the league with 44 scored goals, while their defense isn’t bad either with 21 conceded goals. In their last Vysshaya League game against Neman on the road, Bate was solid with 50% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 17 free kicks, and 6 corner kicks. Bate has scored 1 goal in each half, and they have deservedly so won this game 0-2. There are no injuries in Bate Borisov as of right now. Igantovich and Skavyash have both scored 9 goals for Bate Borisov this season, while Stasevich and Dragun added 6 goals each. Bate Borisov is still one of the main candidates to win the title, but the title race in intense and tight this season, and it’s getting more exciting with each game.
Smolevichi has lost their last 5 straight games, and they are in the last place in the Vysshaya League standings with only 14 points, 21 scored goals, and 38 conceded goals. Smolevichi was the newcomer to the Vysshaya League this season, but they will get relegated. In their last match in the Vysshaya League against Energetik on the road, Smolevichi has had 52% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 16 free kicks, and 2 corner kicks. As many times before, Smolevichi’s defense was terrible in this game, and they ended up losing this match 4-1. Dzhigero, Barshukov, Makarov, and Vakulich have all scored 3 goals for Smolevichi this season, but Vakulich and Marshukov are no longer at the club. Smolevichi is the weakest team in the Vysshaya League this season, and even though they are not the worse defensive team, they are bad. Smolevichi has won only 3 games this season, alongside 5 draws, and 12 losses, but their biggest problem is the lack of offense. Smolevichi has scored 21 goals in 20 games, but that is simply not enough to compensate for their defense that is allowing goals left and right. Smolevichi will get relegated, there is no doubt about that, and who knows, maybe we will see them back in a couple of seasons.
Bate Borisov and Smolevichi have played against each other 3 times and Bate has won all three of those games. Bate Borisov is the better team here, by far, and they need to keep winning if they want to stay in the run for the title. Bate Borisov is a big favorite here, and deservedly so. I will pick Bate Borisov and goals here.