BATE vs Koln
UEFA Europa League
Date: 19th October 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Borisov Arena.
Koln brought the horrendous Bundesliga form to the European competition where they are yet to pick up points after opening two rounds.
Can they finally end the negative run and at least avoid a defeat this Thursday when they travel to Belarus to tackle BATE at Borisov Arena?
Aleksandr Yermakovich’s men managed a huge point from the visit to Belgrade on the opening day, but they just couldn’t get anything from the second-round clash with Arsenal’s reserve lineup losing 2-4 in front of their fans.
The victory over the rock-bottomed Koln might be crucial to their ambitions of staying in the contest for the top two spots in the group.
BATE’s Premier League form is impeccable as they’ve won six on the bounce to stay one point clear ahead of the second-placed Shakhtyor in the domestic league.
The international break did not bring many positives to Koln who left Mercedes-Benz Arena empty-handed to stay at the very foot of the Bundesliga standings with a single point from the opening eight fixtures of the season.
They dropped the ball in Europa League as well losing the home outing to Red Star two weeks ago even though we must say they completely dominated the pitch in the second half.
BATE vs Koln: Head to head
The two sides have not had the chance to play each other previously.
BATE vs Koln: Prediction
None of the two teams can afford a defeat and we can say that we are in for a thrilling evening of football at Borisov Arena.
The hosts proved out to be super vulnerable conceding four goals to Arsenal last time out and we believe the luck will turn around for Koln here against the Belarusian outfit.
BATE vs Koln: Bets
The first bet will be Over 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 23/20.
You can alternatively take Koln to win & BTTS at 4/1.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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