BATE vs Barcelona Betting Tip and Predictions. In the 3rd Round in Group E of the UEFA Champions League BATE Borisov host Barcelona.
BATE started this season in the Champions League very solid. After defeat in the first round against Bayer Leverkusen 4-1, they have managed to beat AS Roma in the second round upfront their supporters 3-2 and made fantastic result. Home team hope that they can make positive result against Barca due to absences of their two best players, Leo Messi and Iniesta, but Barca have very good options in attack such as Neymar and Suarez. BATE still remember two defeats against Barcelona in this competition four years ago when Spanish giants smashed them in both group matches, 4-0 and 0-5.
Barcelona took only one point against Roma (1-1) in the first round, but they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in the second round and stand at the top of the table with four points. In the next two rounds they will play against BATE, so they want to take all 6 points and make one step forward to qualify in the next round. After Leo Messi picked up an injury, they are not playing impressive. Barcelona lost two times, against Celta Vigo and Sevilla, in their last two Primera matches, but they have improved their performance and smashed Rayo Vallecano in the last La Liga match. Neymar exploded on that game and hit the net four times. Visitors are big favorites to take all three points and every result except their win would be a big surprise.
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BATE vs Barcelona injuries and suspensions
BATE will be without Rodionov, Zhavnerchik, Hleb and Dubra. On the other side Barcelona is still without two very important players Iniesta and Leo Messi. Rafinha is also out due to knee injury.
BATE vs Barcelona possible lineups
BATE: Chernik; Olekhnovich, Polyakov, Milunović, Mladenović; Aleksievich, Nikolić, A Volodko, Stasevich; Gordeichuk, Signevich.
Barcelona: Bravo; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Rakitić, Sergi Roberto; Neymar, Luis Suárez, Sandro.
BATE vs Barcelona Betting Tip and Predictions
Home team will be fully motivated to make positive result against last season champions of this competition, but Barcelona could be a big bite for them. Visitors are much stronger and I believe that they will finish the job in the first half-time.