BATE Borisov vs Red Star Belgrade
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 23 November 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
Opportunities don’t come much bigger than this. Third-placed BATE Borisov are hosting second-placed Red Star Belgrade, meaning that this is the ultimate chance for them to boost their chances of finishing second, behind undisputed group leaders Arsenal. Even a win won’t guarantee BATE a spot in the last 32 of the competition, since they are visiting Arsenal in two weeks, while Red Star will be hosting FC Koln, but at least they will go into the last day sitting second in the table, hoping for… the best possible. Back in September, these two drew 1-1 in Belarus. Do keep in mind that BATE are playing a huge game on Sunday. They will be visiting Gorodeya, desperate to win the game, hoping for Dinamo Minsk and Shakhtyor, both, to drop points in their matches. It’s the last game week of the championship in Belarus, BATE are third, but just one point behind co-leaders Dinamo and Shakhtyor. Their chances of winning the title are rather few, given that they need two teams to drop points, not just one, but… there is hope.
Red Star Belgrade’s draw at Arsenal three weeks ago, and the fact that they lost to the London side at home with a goal just five minutes from time, playing with 10 men, are, maybe, proof enough that they deserve to finish second, and join the Gunners in the last 32 of this season’s Europa League. A draw at BATE, means that Red Star will depend on their own self in two weeks, when they host FC Koln. If somehow they lose, they’ll still have good chances of qualifying, but they’ll need not just a win of theirs over the German side, but also Arsenal not to… joke around with BATE in London, and beat them (not just draw, but beat them). Domestically, Red Star remain impressive, with 15 wins in 17 matches (one draw, one loss), including their 6-1 over Rad Belgrade last weekend.
Previous five matches:
BATE vs Neman Grodno 3-1
BATE vs Torpedo BelAZ 2-1
Torpedo BelAZ vs BATE 2-4
Koln vs BATE 5-2
BATE vs Naftan 1-1
Red Star vs Rad Belgrade 6-1
Borac Čačak vs Red Star 0-4
Radnički Niš vs Red Star 0-4
Arsenal vs Red Star 0-0
Zemun vs Red Star 0-1
BATE’s next game is on Sunday, at Gorodeya (Belarus champinship). Same day, Red Star will be visiting Čukarički (Serbia Superliga).
BATE Borisov vs Red Star Belgrade: Head to head Stats
Their game earlier this season, was the first ever between these two.
BATE Borisov vs Red Star Belgrade: Prediction
I trust Red Star enough to leave Belarus undefeated.
BATE Borisov vs Red Star Belgrade: Betting Tips
Red Star’s double chance pays 1.48. Draw alone, which I consider way more probable than a Red Star win, is at 3.10 betting odds, paying even better if combined with under 2.5 goals.
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