Two weeks separating the first and second Cup matches were a breath of fresh air for Zhodino players after an important win against FC Minsk in the championship, which was a convincing victory. Despite an unimportant psychological background due to a series of failures, coach Yuri Puntus continues to give the team an offensive approach with a lot of freedom. They have an almost impossible task in this match because BATE has a 4:1 victory from the first match, but for sure will give their best in order to keep their self-confidence.
Vitaly Zhukovsky and in previous cup matches actively used young players, where young players such as Nikita Supranovich, Oleksiy Nosko and Dmitry Bessmertny got their chances mainly in cup battles. A comfortable advantage and the upcoming Sunday match with Shakhtyor Soligorsk means a high likelihood of a large rotation of the squad. The BATE bench is not as long as that of Shakhtyor Soligorsk, and this may induce Vitaly Zhukovsky to put up an even more reserve squad than usually appears in the cup matches.
Matches between them in Zhodino are played with an abundance of goals scored, and expect another goals festival on both sides.