Our football match prediction:
BATE host Alashkert at their Borisov Arena in the first leg of the Champions League second qualifying round. The Belarusian champions are regarded as favourites to make it to the next round, but the Armenians should not be underestimated. BATE Borisov sit in second place in the Premier League standings, but they are only three points behind Shakhtyor at the moment. Aleksandr Yermakovich’s charges rolled over Neman-Agro in the Belarusian Cup at the weekend and it has to be noted that the coach did not field the best possible side against Leonid Lagun’s team. Alashkert, on the other hand, failed to impress in the two-legged tie against Santa Coloma in the Champions League first qualifying round and that is the main reason why home win should be considered. BATE are a real force to be reckoned with at home and they are likely to emerge triumphant in the first leg.