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Preview: BATE Borisov vs. Valencia

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Sports Mole previews BATE Borisov's Champions League Group F clash with Valencia in Minsk.

BATE Borisov welcome Valencia to Minsk on Tuesday looking to make it three consecutive wins in the Champions League this season.

The Belarusian outfit have triumphed against Lille and Bayern Munich to top Group F after two matches and could go a long way to making the next round with victory over the Spanish outfit.

Valencia, meanwhile, suffered defeat against Bayern Munich in their opening fixture, but secured victory over Lille last time out to move onto three points after two games.

BATE have never beaten Spanish opposition in six attempts, but they can call on experienced goalkeeper Andrei Gorbunov, who has kept 17 clean sheets in his last 31 matches.

The home side have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the clash and could once more call on former Arsenal and Barcelona attacker Alexander Hleb. Meanwhile, Valencia have Adil Rami available, but Pablo Piatti and Sergio Canales remain on the sidelines.

Recent form:

Valencia: LWWLW

Possible lineups:

BATE: Gorbunov; Polyakov, Filipenko, Simic, Bordachev; Olekhnovich, Likhtarov, Volodkov; Pavlov, Hleb; Rodionov

Valencia: Guaita; Barragan, Rami, Ruiz, Cissokho; Gago, Costa; Feghouli, Jonas, Guardado; Soldado

Sports Mole says: 1-1

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