Our football match prediction:
Despite beating Slavia Prague in the Champions League third qualifying round, return leg BATE Borisov failed to book their place in the play-offs. The Belarusians were eliminated by the Czech club on away goal rule and, as a result, they will represent Ukraine in the Europa League play-offs. BATE Borisov take on Oleksandria at their Borisov Arena in the first leg and we predict that they are going to emerge triumphant in Thursday’s football match. Oleksandria outplayed Astra of Romania in the Europa League third qualifying round, but beating Aleksandr Yermakovich’s men in the double-header is easier said than done. The Ukrainians are eyeing their first ever away win in the Europa League and we do not believe that they will get one this time out. BATE are tough to beat at home and, taking everything into account, there is a certain value in betting on the Belarusians.