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Minsk vs BATE Borisov Betting Tips & Preview - BATE looking lethargic in Belarus

Minsk are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 home matches in the Belarusian Premier League
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A football fan passes the security control and has his temperature check as he arrives to attend the Belarus Championship football match between FC Minsk and FC Dinamo-Minsk, in Minsk, on March 28, 2020

Minsk vs BATE Borisov Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Minsk host BATE Borisov with the visitors looking in big trouble in Belarus. Minsk have been extremely hard to beat at FC Minsk Stadium and will provide a tough challenge.

Minsk Form


Minsk began the season with a 3-1 win at Belshina. They scored three unanswered second half goals to Oleksandr Vasyliev, Vladimir Khvashchinski and Dmytro Ryzhuk.

Andrey Razin’s side beat Dinamo Minsk 3-2 at home in an incredible derby. Vladimir Khvashchinski scored early with Yevhenii Chahovets and Roman Gribovskiy making it 3-0 before half time.

Dinamo were reduced to 10 men in the 58th minute but Minsk conceded in the 77th and 80th minutes and held on for a nervy win. 

Minsk lost 2-0 at Energetyk-BGU in their last match. Yuri Ostroukh went close before Energetyk were reduced to 10 men in the 70th minute, Minsk unable to take advantage and hit on the break late on.

Minsk News


Dmytro Ryzhuk was unavailable at Energetyk with 19-year-old Sergey Sazonchik stepping into central defence. Midfielder Oleg Evdokimov has missed the last two matches and is out for a few more weeks.

Ukrainian midfielder Oleksandr Vasiliev wasforced off injured at Energetyk and is doubtful.

BATE Borisov Form


BATE Borisov’s league campaign started with two straight defeats. A 3-1 loss at Energetyk was followed by a 2-1 defeat at Slavia Mozyr despite Willum Thór Willumsson putting them ahead in the 10th minute. 

BATE returned home where they beat promoted club Ruh Brest 1-0. Stanislav Dragun headed in Pavel Nekhajchik’s corner but poor defending continued to be an issue.

The pressure on manager Kirill Alshevskiy intensified after a 1-0 loss Slavia Mozyr in the Belarus Cup semifinal first leg. Maksim Skavysh wasted BATE's best chance of the match as he headed wide from point blank range in the 79th minute.

BATE Borisov News


Goalkeeper Denis Shcherbitski returned from injury in the Cup which is a boost. Dmitry Bessmertniy remained on the bench in the Cup defeat and could return to the starting side.

BATE Borisov have lost their last three away matches in all competitions and they look very ordinary indeed.

Minsk vs BATE Borisov Head to Head


BATE Borisov have a healthy 27-7 advantage over Minsk with two draws in 36 meetings. Minsk won this fixture 3-2 in September 2019 after opening up a 3-0 lead inside 19 minutes.

Minsk vs BATE Borisov Betting Odds


BATE Borisov are 2.00 favourites at bet365 with hosts Minsk priced at 3.80 despite winning seven of their last eight home matches in the Belarusian Premier League.

Minsk are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 home matches in competition with a draw priced at 3.30. Minsk can be backed at 1.72 in the double chance market.

Minsk vs BATE Borisov Match Up


Minsk improved their squad in the winter transfer window with Vladimir Khvashchinski and Roman Gribovskiy linking up well in attack. The likely returns of defender Dmytro Ryzhuk and midfielder Oleg Evdokimov will improve the team.

BATE Borisov are playing terrible football and are wide open in defence. Manager Kirill Alshevskiy had little experience before taking over in December and he might not last much longer.

Minsk vs BATE Borisov Stats


  • Minsk are undefeated in 4 of their last 5 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Minsk are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 home matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Minsk have won 7 of their last 8 home matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Minsk have won 2 of their last 3 home matches against BATE Borisov (Belarusian Premier League).
  • BATE Borisov have lost their last 3 away matches in all competitions.

Minsk vs BATE Borisov FAQ

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Where is Minsk vs BATE Borisov being played?

Minsk vs BATE Borisov is being played at FC Minsk Stadium in Minsk, Belarus.

When is Minsk vs BATE Borisov being played?

Minsk vs BATE Borisov is being played at 14:00 CET on Sunday 12 April 2020.

Verdict

BATE Borisov are relying on reputation but on the pitch they look clueless under Kirill Alshevskiy. Minsk have been very strong at home and can get a result here.

Best Bet: Minsk Double Chance Double Chance @1.72 at bet365 - 4 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @3.30 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @6.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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