MOL Vidi – BATE SOCCER PICKS
Videoton and BATE meet at Groupama Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). In the last 3 years there is only record of 2 direct confrontations between these two teams: one on 05-08-2015, which ended in a victory of BATE by (1-0), and another more recent on 07-28-2015, which ended in a draw by (1-1). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, since it did not have to play any of the eliminatory games prior to this group stage. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a defeat away with Puskás by (2-1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Videoton has won 6, tied 3 and lost 1. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 14 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback.
The Videoton enters this unmotivated performance, after a foreign snub, by 2-1, in the visit to the Puskás field. Contrary to the rival of this performance, the local team must act in a tactical system in 4-3-3, with the objective of taking advantage of the progression in the field through short passes. In any case, it is clear that the Videoton adopts a more offensive stance, bearing in mind that it acts with the support of its fans. The Videoton coach should have all the players at his disposal for this game.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 12 conceded. In their last match, for the Premier League, they beat Dnepr Mogilev at home (3-1). In the last 10 away matches BATE has 8 wins and 2 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In the last 16 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they scored 10 of their 21 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
The BATE enters this game motivated, after a triumph at home, by 3-1, in the Dnepr Mogilev reception: Baga and Skavysh scored the goals of the victory. One of the main valences of the visiting team is the way he manages to create danger almost always when attacking on the flanks, as well as the task performed by the players in the recovery of possession of the ball. The outsider team usually acts in a tactical system in 3-5-2, favoring a faster style of play. In this tactical drawing, the two players responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense are Moukam and Skavysh. The BATE coach must have all the players at his disposal.