FK Slutsk 6-3-12, Bate Borisov 14-4-5
9/20/20 8 am
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FK Slutsk is hosting Bate Borisov at Garadskoi Stadion in round 24 in the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Slutsk is in a terrible form, and they have won only 2 of their last 15 games, but by some miracle, Slutsk is outside the relegation zone. Slutsk is in 13th place in the standings with 21 points, 24 scored goals, and 37 conceded goals. In their last Vysshaya League against Dinamo Minsk at home, Slutsk has had 48% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 27 free kicks, and 4 corner kicks. Slutsk has scored a leading goal in the 26th minute, but just 3 minutes later, Dinamo Minsk tied the result. In the 52nd minute, Slutsk has conceded another goal, and they ended up losing this match 1-2. Gafar and Sedyuk are both leading goalscorers for Slutsk with 5 goals each so far this season. Mohammed added 4 goals, while Koanda added 3 goals. Slutsk has a few tough games ahead of them, but they are lucky because there are a few worse teams in the Vysshaya League this season, and Slutsk just might be good enough to stay in the Vysshaya League next season as well.
Bate Borisov was in good form in the Vysshaya League and the Belarus Cup where they lost only 1 of their last 8 games. Unfortunately for them, Bate was not so lucky in the Europa League qualifications where they lost to CSKA Sofia 2-0, and they got knocked out of the competition. Bate Borisov is in second place in the standings with 46 points, 49 scored goals, and 23 conceded goals. In their last Vysshaya League match against Smolevichi at home, Bate Borisov was a much better team with a massive 72% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 11 free kicks, and 9 corner kicks. Bate was dominant from the start, and they even missed a penalty kick in the 90th minute, but it didn’t matter at that point because Bate has had a 5-2 lead, which was the final result as well. Skavysh is the leading goalscorer for Bate with 11 goals, while Ignatovich added 9 goals. Dragun and Stasevich both have 6 goals so far this season. There are no injuries or suspensions in Bate Borisov as of right now. Bate Borisov is going toe to toe with Shakhtyor this season, and even Neman Grodno is in the title race, but the problem for Bate Borisov is that Shakhtyor Soligorsk is playing outstanding defense, and in my mind, Shakhtyor is the biggest favorite for the title, which means Bate will need to play their best soccer of the season until the end if they want to have a chance at winning the title.
Bate Borisov is the better team here by far, in better form, and with more depth. There is only one clear choice here, and that is Bate Borisov. If Bate wants to stay in the title race, they need to win every game, and they need to score a lot of goals while doing it because the goal differential could decide the winner in the end.