BATE will welcome Ballkani to the Mezokovesdi Varosi Stadion for the second leg of the Europa Conference League play-off on Thursday at 18:00 GMT.
Ballkani were dominant in the first leg last week. They won the match 4-1, establishing a three-goal aggregate advantage heading into the second leg on Thursday. Ballkani, therefore, are in the driving seat of the tie even as BATE bid to mount a comeback in their home leg.
BATE were fast out of the blocks with a goal in the 10th minute via Denis Laptev, giving them the lead away from home. However, Ballkani soon reacted, leveling matters in the 31st minute through Bajram Jashanica, before a brace by Bleart Tolaj in the 57th and 66th minute and a late strike by Armend Thaqi in the 89th minute took the game away from BATE.
BATE will look to start the second leg faster and more solidly and compactly. They will focus on cutting out defensive mistakes and bolstering their attacking threat.
Ballkani will focus on retaining their attacking threat as they bid to extend their aggregate lead in this tie.
Neither camp has reported new injury worries ahead of the second leg on Thursday.
BATE and Ballkani will fight to a draw, giving Ballkani the aggregate advantage in this play-off.
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