BATE Borisov have the chance to go top of the Belarus Premier League when they travel to Smolevichi-STI on Sunday.
Alyaksey Baha’s men have recovered from their slow start and are now unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions.
A win over 15th-placed Smolevichi – who are one of two teams winless in the division across its opening seven games – would see them leapfrog Slutsk on goal difference at the top of the table.
Read on for our Smolevichi-STI vs BATE Borisov preview, team news and live stream information.
When is Smolevichi-STI vs BATE Borisov and where can I watch live?
Competition: Belarus Premier League
Venue: Ozyorny Stadium
Date: Sunday, 10 May 2020
Kick-off: 4:00 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): N/A
Live stream: Smolevichi-STI vs BATE Borisov – as well as other fixtures from the Belarus Premier League – will be available to watch with bet365’s streaming service. Here’s how:
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Smolevichi-STI vs BATE Borisov: ones to watch
Smolevichi have scored just three goals so far this season, and one of those was an own goal in a 3-1 defeat to Dinamo Minsk at the end of April, which means BATE loanee forward Vladislav Mukhamedov and Evgeni Barsukov are the only other Smolevichi players to score a goal in the Belarus Premier League this season.
For BATE, with the likes of Stanislav Dragun and Anton Saroka sidelined, the goalscoring baton had to be shared around a little last time out. Midfielder Pavel Ignatovich bagged his side’s killer third goal in the 3-1 win over Neman Grodno and will look to further increase his tally here. Only Dragun (3) has scored more goals than Ignatovich in the Belarus Premier League this season.
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Smolevichi-STI vs BATE Borisov team news
Konstantin Kotov is suspended after being sent off against Energetik-BGU last time out while defenders Arseny Bondarenko and Ivan Vasilenov remain doubtful due to injury.
Stanislav Dragun and Egor Filipenko have been struggling with injury and remain doubtful for this one. Baha will especially hope Dragun can recover in time, with the midfielder scoring more goals (3) than any other BATE player this season.
Anton Saroka remains out with a leg injury.