Our football match prediction:
Eden Arena will host Tuesday’s football match between Slavia Prague and BATE Borisov. Despite playing out a 1-1 draw with Alashkert of Armenia in front of home fans, the Belarusian outfit eventually booked their place in the Champions League third qualifying round and they do not want to stop now. BATE aim to score an away goal in the first leg, but the game against Slavia Prague will be anything but a walk in the park for the visitors. Slavia did well to win the national championship last season, with the team winning their first domestic trophy since 2009. However, despite winning the title, the Cervenobili will have to earn their place in the Champions League group stages and we predict that the Czechs will go for a win in Tuesday’s clash against BATE. Slavia are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we are tempted to put our money on the Czech champions in this one.
Highlighted Player (Dusan Svento):
Born on 1 August 1985 in in Ruzomberok, Dusan Svento spent his early career playing for the club from his hometown, and he didn’t need a lot of time to catch the eye of Slavia Prague scouts. The winger joined the Czech giants in 2005 and went on to score 6 goals in 82 league appearances during the four years at the club. Svento then managed to cash in on his solid showings on domestic stage, signing for free-spending Red Bull Salzburg, and he went on to win three league trophies with his new club, while making over 40 appearances in European competitions. Svento has spent last couple of years at FC Koln, struggling for playing time, and it looks as though he will be forced to leave the Billy Goats in search of regular playing time. Making the biggest impact as a left winger, but also capable of operating at left-back, Svento has been a member of the Slovakia national team since 2006, but he was not always considered first team regular and currently has less than 40 caps to his name.