Our prediction for this Europa League match:
BATE will be aiming to make amends for three consecutive defeats in Group L when they host Vidi at their Borisov Arena. BATE have collected only three points in the process to date, but they are still in the race for a place in the last 32 of the Europa League. The Belarusian side produced a fine display in a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in their last group game, which is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. The Hungarian outfit, on the other hand, did not make a flying start to their Europa League campaign, with the team suffering back-to-back defeats to the likes of BATE and Chelsea, but two straight wins over PAOK helped them climb to second place in the standings. Marko Nikolic is doing a good job with Vidi, but they often struggle on the travels and that is the main reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Mikhail Gordejchuk):
Mikhail Gordeichuk is a Belarusian footballer who was born in Saran, Kazakhstan (SSSR) on October 23, 1989. Gordeichuk started his youth career at Shakhter Karagandy, but he made his senior debut for Volna Pinsk in the 2008/2009 season. After scoring 10 goals in 45 appearances for the club the midfielder joined Naftan Novopolotsk in 2010 and he played 32 games in the Belarusian top flight for the club.
In 2011 he moved to BATE Borisov, but he was quickly sent on loan to Belshina Bobruisk. In 2013 he signed a permanent deal with Belshina and it has to be noted that he made 53 appearances in the league (in total) for the Spartak Stadium outfit. Mikhail Gordeichuk then decided to return to BATE Borisov and he has been playing for the most successful Belarusian club ever since. It has to be noted that he won his fourth Belarusian Premier League title with BATE in 2016.
Speaking of his international career, Gordeichuk has established himself as a first-team regular at the Belarus national football team and he scored his first ever goal for the former Soviet republic in a 5-1 win over Liechtenstein on May 21, 2014.
Highlighted Team (MOL Vidi):
Founded during the World War II (1941), MOL Vidi are a Hungarian football club who play their home games at Sostoi Stadion. The capacity of the venue is 14,201 and MOL Vidi will play Europa League games on the stadium in the 2018/2019 Europa League season.
The Hungarian side were producing thrilling displays under Marko Nikolic in the Champions League qualifiers, but they eventually failed to book their place in the group stages of the elite competition for the first time ever. It has to be noted that the club changed its name from Videoton to MOL Vidi in 2018. MOL Vidi won the national championship in the 2017/2018 season, with the team clinching their third domestic trophy.
Speaking of the club’s European success, MOL Vidi did well to make it to the UEFA Cup final in the 1984/1985 season, but star-studded Real Madrid eventually proved to be a big catch for the Hungarians. Los Blancos defeated Videoton 3-1 in the title game.