Prediction and odds for the game: BATE Borisov (3/10) v Slavia Mozyr (9/1)
We are backing under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 17/20
When: Wednesday 29th April 2020, Kick-off 6 PM
Where: The Borisov Arena
On Wednesday night, BATE Borisov host Slavia Mozyr in the Belarus Cup, as both teams look to book their place in the final of the competition.
The home side has made a mixed started to the current season. They lost their first two league games against Energetik-BGU and Wednesday’s opponents.
However, since the back-to-back defeats, BATE have recorded three wins in their last five games in all competitions. The one defeat came at Slavia in the first leg of this tie. Last time out, the home side recorded a 2-0 win at Gorodeya in the Belarus top-flight. The game saw BATE keep a third straight clean sheet. In fact, the only game the home side has conceded in five competitive games was in the first leg.
BATE had a good recent record in the cup until the 1-0 defeat against Slavia, as they had recorded four straight victories. They have been prolific in the cup too, scoring at least two goals in all those four victories, which has contributed to four of their last five cup games producing over 2.5 goals.
The home sides recent record in the cup has been inconsistent. They have recorded two wins in their last three away matches in the competition. However, they have won just three of their last six cup games on their travels.
After a good start to the campaign, Slavia’s form has slumped slightly of late. A 3-1 home defeat against Minsk last time out means that the visitors have now gone three games without a win while having suffered two straight defeats. Their last win was against BATE in the reverse fixture. Their recent matches have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in six of their last eight matches in all competitions.
When it comes to the cup, Slavia have a good recent record, as they are unbeaten in five games, having recorded four victories in normal time and one in extra time. Similar to their recent games in general, their cup games have been high-scoring of late in the cup, as four of their last five matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
Slavia are unbeaten in three away games in the cup, winning two games in normal time and one in extra time. The visitors have scored at least two goals in their last three cup outings on the road.
The home side seems to be rediscovering their form after a poor start to the campaign, while Slavia are amid a poor run of form. Despite it doesn’t offer great odds, we are still backing the home win. We also believe it will tight encounter like the first leg, so are backing the under 2.5 goals scored.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 3/10 and under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 17/20 (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
If you are looking for a bookmaker for your wager on BATE Borisov v Slavia Mozyr then look no further than our betting page for Soccertimes recommended bookmakers. If this was your sort of thing, then there are plenty of similar articles on our soccer predictions page.
Who will progress to the Belarus cup final?