BATE and Köln measure their strength at Borisov Arena in a game for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced before.
After 1 draw and 1 loss, the home team reaches this 3rd day in the 3rd place of Group H, with 1 point conquered. On the previous day, they lost (2-4) at home against Arsenal, after in the first game of this group stage to have drawn for (1-1) out against Crvena Zvezda. In the last game that disputed, for the Premier League, gained to Vitebsk at home by (3-1). In his last 10 games at home, BATE has 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. The team has not been very strong defensively, since it has always suffered goals in the last 4 matches, but its attack has marked regularly, since it always marked at least one goal in the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he managed to come back in 2 of the 6 matches in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period in the last 20 home games for all competitions: he suffered 5 of his 13 goals in the minutes (16′-30 ‘).
El Bate, despite being in third place with only one point, has presented an excellent football in this season of 2017, because in the last ten matches they have only added two losses, being the last against Vitebsk, for the 3×1 marker. Therefore, acting before your fans will be of paramount importance to look for the three points to yearn for a better classification in the table. The home team has as its main highlight their offensive sector, as they have scored goals in most of their matches. For this game the team must adopt a more offensive game position, prioritizing the possession of the ball and the plays by the baseline.
The visiting team arrives at this 3rd day of Group H in the 4th position, with no points conquered, after 2 defeats. In his first game in this group stage he lost away against Arsenal by (3-1). In the second day, lost at home against Crvena Zvezda by (0-1). The team arrives to this match after a defeat outside with the Stuttgart by (2-1). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Köln won 2, tied 3 and lost 5. The team allowed the opponent to score in 9 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to have goals, as 20 of his last 30 games have ended with over 2.5 goals.
Koln, unlike their rival, has been making a terrible campaign in the current season, since in the last ten matches they only added a victory, being that in the last party suffered a defeat for Stuttgart by the marker of 2×1. Therefore, being in the last position, since he has not yet scored in the competition, it would be crucial to look for at least a tie in this confrontation and, thus, a possible reaction in the competition. The visiting team has left to want both in its defense and in its attack, with four goals suffered in two matches by the competition. For this game the team should not expose itself so much, then, it should seek to act in counterattack, for if it is possible to leave without suffering goals of this confrontation.
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