Champions League BATE vs PSV Prediction
I start by reminding that the Belarusian championship goes halfway it started in early April and ends in December. It is without losing since June 2 that BATE Borisov arrives at this first-leg of the playoff to access the group stage of the Champions.
The same is to say that since the debut of Alexey Baga, a 37-year-old trainer who makes his debut in this adventure, BATE did not lose and internally only tied with Shakhtyor.
The team has not played for the championship since July 20, to focus fully and completely on the qualifying rounds of the millionaire event, where they knocked out the Finns of the HJK first (0-0 at home, 2-1 away) and more recently Qarabag (1-0 away, 1-1 at home).
Next Saturday, they face Vitebsk, the deputy leader who persecutes them in the lead, in the return to the championship.
PSV Eindhoven saw Philip Cocu come out of the helm to embark on the Turkish adventure to lead Fenerbahçe and promoted former international Mark Van Bommel from the juniors to the main team.
After a promising pre-season, the season started badly for the Dutch team, losing the Supercup in the penalty shootouts for Feyenoord.
In the first two rounds of the Eredivisie, they thrashed Utrecht 4-0 at home and beat last week’s newly promoted Fortuna in Sittard 2-1, with the goal of victory coming on top of the final whistle, at a time when, for example, star Lozano had already left, probably with Van Bommel already thinking about this European game.
Next Saturday, new move to the championship, this time to face the Zwolle PEC.
The favoritism in the tie goes to the PSV, technically it is a team with more evolved players and clear that the Dutch soccer is holes above the Belarussian.
However, BATE believes they can return to the group stage of the Champions League, have been defensively cohesive and must bet all the chips in this home game to achieve a good result, allowing him to go to the Netherlands with the open qualifying round to discuss qualifying and be able to surprise.
BATE vs PSV Football Prediction
The PSV is at the beginning of a new era, Van Bommel arrived this summer and has not yet faced any good defensive team, part of the game where I see quality in this BATE to stop the quality of the Dutch.
1X2 is always risky, go in the draw even more, hence some prudence in the stake, however I see much value in the tie, in addition to everything I have already mentioned, because it is a first-hand and where teams should not want to take big risks.
Insider Tip: tie