Our football match prediction:
BATE Borisov and Oleksandria played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Europa League play-offs. Oleksandria did well to score an away goal in Thursday’s football match at Borisov Arena and they are now on a quest to defend their “slim lead” in front of home fans. The Ukrainian team are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the return leg, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of keeping a clean sheet. The Belarusian champions have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Oleksandria as they need to find the net in Thursday’s game if they are to keep their hopes of making it to the Europa League group stages alive. Each of the two teams had 12 goal attempts in the first leg and we would not be surprised if fans see a close encounter at KSK Nika as well.