FC BATE Borisov
15:45 GMT 29 June 2018
The World Cup is currently taking over across the globe but it must be remembered that there are other fixtures taking place in other countries. Belarus is one of those and Luch Minsk play host to BATE Borisov on Friday afternoon in a clash involving teams at both ends of the table.
With Luch Minsk playing their first campaign in the Premier League since their reformation in 2012, there are no previous fixtures between these two sides. However, the home side will be able to take some confidence from the fact that the only side to beat BATE in the league this term is the side below them in the table, Gorodeya. Although, the minnows have only picked up two wins against two sides that are also in the bottom half.
While it’s very hard to imagine, a positive result for the hosts could take them into 11th, putting four teams between themselves and the relegation zone.
Latest matches: Luch Minsk
|17.06.2018||Vyss||FC Shakhter Soligorsk||Luch Minsk||4:0||L|
|11.06.2018||Vyss||Luch Minsk||FC Neman Grodno||1:2||L|
|02.06.2018||Vyss||FC Gomel||Luch Minsk||1:0||L|
|27.05.2018||Vyss||Luch Minsk||FC Gorodeya||1:1||D|
After dropping points in a few of their recent matches, it’s important that BATE get fully back on track with a win on Friday as their lead at the top could be reduced to just a point by the end of the weekend if they lose.
Latest matches: FC BATE Borisov
|24.06.2018||Vyss||FC BATE Borisov||FC Shakhter Soligorsk||0:0||D|
|17.06.2018||Vyss||FC Neman Grodno||FC BATE Borisov||2:3||W|
|13.06.2018||Vyss||FC BATE Borisov||FC Gomel||3:0||W|
|02.06.2018||Vyss||FC Gorodeya||FC BATE Borisov||2:1||L|
|28.05.2018||Vyss||FC BATE Borisov||FC Isloch||1:1||D|
With it being Luch Minsk’s first season in the Belarusian top-flight, expecting them to get a result against BATE is far too much to ask. The visitors could and should win very comfortably despite their recent faults against weaker sides. The difference should shine through and BATE are more than expected to take home all three points.
29 June 2018 - 15:45 GMT
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