BATE Borisov vs Slavia Prague
Champions League Third qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Borisov Arena.
BATE will have a very tough task to come back from a goal deficit in the first leg against Czech champions Slavia Prague this Wednesday.
The one-goal deficit is not too big of an advantage for the Czechs, but we just can’t see the Belarusian side pulling the comeback off after a horrendous display from Eden Arena seven days ago.
BATE used to feature the group stage of the competition for two years in a row, but the Belarusian champions are certainly far from that level at the moment.
The team suffered an early exit to Dundalk last year and they have been struggling a lot to see off Armenian Alashkert in the second round of the competition this year.
Aleksandr Yermakovich’s men are on their way to lose the domination in the top flight of the Belarusian football as they are three points behind Shakhtyor at the top of the standings after 16 rounds of the competition in the new season of Premier League.
Slavia have a star-studded lineup featuring the likes of Halil Altintop, Danny, Ruslan Rotan and Martin Skoda.
The team led by Jaroslav Slihavy has had an inspiring run during the pre-season as they saw off the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Nice netting as many as six goals during the process.
The weekend behind us saw Cervenobili beating Teplice at the start of the new Czech Liga campaign (1-0).
BATE Borisov vs Slavia Prague: Head to head
Slavia was in complete control of the first match from the very first minute of the game.
However, the team managed to score only a single goal as Martin Skoda did not make mistake from the spot midway through the first half to give his side an advantage ahead of the trip to Borisov.
BATE Borisov vs Slavia Prague: Prediction
The quality is clearly on Slavia’s side and BATE’s advancement to the playoffs would represent a huge shock and upset for us.
We believe that the visitors will confirm the quality in the second leg as well and we are backing Slavia to claim the victory at the odds of 5/4.
BATE Borisov vs Slavia Prague: Bet Tips
The first betting prediction will be Slavia Prague to win the match at the odds of 2.35 (Unibet).
You can also try with Slavia Prague to keep a clean sheet at 2.37.