2020 Belarusian Cup – BATE vs Slavia Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is BATE vs Slavia taking place? Wednesday 29th April, 2020 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is BATE vs Slavia taking place? Borisov Arena, Borisov

What television channel is BATE vs Slavia on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream BATE vs Slavia? Bet365 subscribers can stream Belarusian Premier League matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I get tickets for BATE vs Slavia? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

THE TEAM NEWS

BATE

  • BATE come into this second leg of their Belarus Cup semi-final with Slavia one goal down after a narrow loss away from home in the first leg which is their only defeat in their last five games in all competitions.
  • BATE followed that loss up with a 0-3 win at Minsk which was arguably their best win of the season to date before following that up with a draw at home to Torpedo-BelAZ and a victory on the road at Gorodeya at the weekend.
  • Goals from Stanislav Dragun and Anton Saroka in the final 20 minutes were enough to seal the win against Gorodeya with the former hoping his goalscoring cameo will be enough to earn him a place in the starting XI here.

SLAVIA

  • Slavia hold the slender advantage coming into this second leg Cup tie with BATE but they have failed to win any of their three games since that success with their last two ending in defeat.
  • Yurii Pantea’s early strike was enough to separate the two teams in the first leg but Slavia will come into this game on the back of a 1-3 loss to Minsk at the weekend with Vladislav Zhuk’s effort in the 79th minute not enough to rescue a point for the home side.
  • Slavia’s form since the win in the first leg will be a concern and this is likely to be a backs to the wall performance with BATE set to ask plenty of questions of what has been a fragile defence in their last two matches.

THE PREDICTION

BATE will be confident that they can bounce back from their narrow loss in the first leg as they host Slavia for a place in the final of the Belarusian Cup. BATE are unbeaten in their three games since the loss in the first leg while Slavia have failed to win any of their matches following that clash. BATE will throw everything forward and should they breach the Slavia defence early, this should be a straightforward victory for the hosts.

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