Minsk are up against BATE Borisov this Sunday at the Stadion FK Minsk with the hosts looking to continue their decent start to the league campaign.Minskhave begun the Belarus Premier League with two victories and a loss. Even then, they are third in the table and it is very important for the team to stay with the top pack with more wins.Minskwere able to enjoy a strong home record last season, as the team picked up seven victories in eight games at theStadion FK Minsk. Even though the team is not necessarily known for scoring a lot of goals at home, they have done well to win matches.
Meanwhile,BATE Borisov were expected to enjoy a strong start of the campaign but this has not been the case. The defeats against Energetik and Slavia Mozyr were quite disappointing for the team before we came up with a narrowRuh Brest. Rather than build on this victory, the team ended up suffering a midweek cup defeat against Slavia. As a result, things are not looking on the up for the visitors, who have a very inconsistent away form. Crucially,BATE will be hoping to avoid a repeat of their recent visit to the ground, as Minsk picked up a 3-2 victory back in September.
There is no doubt about the poor start made to the campaign byBATE. The confidence level within the team will not be great.Minsk, meanwhile, have a strong home form that can make a major impact in this match. Even though the home team are not renowned for scoring goals, the best option would be to back a victory forMinsk at 11/4. This can also be combined with possibility of less than 2.5 goals in total as this will be available at evens.