BATE defender Egor Filipenko

BATE Borisov vs Neman: Tight tussle on the cards

Kick-off: 1600, 03/05/2020

Stadium: Borisov Arena

BATE Borisov will aim to continue their recent upturn in form when they host Neman Grodno on Sunday afternoon.

BATE have shaken off their shocking start to the 2020 campaign by picking up 10 points from their last four Vysshaya Liga matches to move up to fourth in the table.

Ever-present Neman, who have been in Belarus’ top flight since it was established in 1992, remain on track after eight points from their six league games so far.

Borisov’s last four fixtures have only seen one team score, as have five of Grodno’s six league matches, and we fancy this to follow this trend at 53/100 for our opening BATE vs Neman prediction.

A Look At BATE Borisov’s Betting Odds

Belarusian powerhouses BATE saw their 13-year dominance come to an end as Dinamo Brest claimed their maiden Vysshaya Liga crown in 2019.

BATE appointed Kirill Alshevsky in a bid to regain their title at the start of the 2020 campaign but the new boss opened up with successive defeats to leave the club stranded near the foot of the table.

But Alshevsky has appeared to get his ideas across with three wins from his next four games and are starting make their assault at the top of the table.

He has also led Borisov to the cup final after a 2-0 victory (2-1 on aggregate) against Slavia Mozyr in midweek.

BATE have won the last 11 league clashes against Sunday’s opponents but it hasn’t always been plain sailing for the hosts.

Of the 11 victories, only three have been by a margin of more than one goal and that is the market we are monitoring for our second tip.

We are selecting any team to win by exactly one goal at 8/5 from the BATE vs Neman odds, which should also help us in case of a shock result.

A Look At Neman Grodno’s Betting Odds

Neman have had a solid start to the 2020 campaign, picking up eight points, and will buoyed by their emphatic 3-0 win over Energetik last time out.

Leading into that match they were winless in their last three league matches but they have a superb record which Grodno will be keen to keep intact in Barysaw.

Neman have yet to concede in the first half of any of their six Vysshaya Liga fixtures this season and nine of their last 12 games have seen no goals scored in the opening 45 minutes.

First-half action has been at a premium during the current campaign, having scored just one goal in six matches, and their hosts have a similar sequence of results.

Four of BATE’s last seven league games have been level at the break and we believe at a appealing price of 5/4, the half-time result will be a draw and that is our final BATE vs Neman prediction.

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Last match:

BATE BORISOV 2-0 Slavia Mozyr – Zakhar Volkov, Igor Tymonyuk (OG)

NEMAN GRODNO 3-0 Energetik – Gegam Kadimyan, Paul Tsabelin (2)

Head-to-head: BATE 1-0 Neman, Neman 1-0 BATE, BATE 1-0 Neman, Neman 2-3 BATE, BATE 3-1 Neman

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