Bottom-two will go head to head in the UEFA Euro qualifiers Group C match when Belarus play Estonia at Stadyen Dynama, on Thursday night.
Having lost all the five games leading upto this match, Estonia are currently propping up the table while Belarus are above them and on the fourth position, separated by three points they registered in the last game.
With the top two teams getting an automatic berth in the Euro 2020 tournament, and third best-placed teams entering the playoffs, time and the games are the luxury both Belarus and Estonia can't afford in the remaining games.
The European Qualifiers match will be played between Belarus and Estonia at Stadyen Dynama, in Minsk, Belarus. The ground has a capacity of 22,000.
The game will start at 09:30 PM (IST), on Thursday, October 10.
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Belarus Team News:
Mikhail Markhel was appointed the head coach Belarus team back in June after Igor Kriushenko was sacked following a run of four consecutive defeats in Euro 2020 qualification.
Markhel has managed two games and has already overseen a victory – a 1-2 win away at Estonia.
Forward Maksim Skavysh return to the squad after missing the action in September through an injury. He replaces Nikolai Sihnevich on the roster, who missed out through a knee injury.
Belarus squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualification match against Estonia and the Netherlands:
Belarus Probable XI:
Alyaksandr Hutar (GK), Dzyanis Palyakow, Nikita Naumov, Syarhey Palitsevich, Syarhey Matsveychyk, Ihar Stasevich, Evgeni Yablonski, Yury Kavalyow, Ivan Bakhar / Ivan Maevski, Stanislaw Drahun, Maksim Skavysh
Estonia FC Team News:
The visitors' problems are compounded by the absence of some key players, especially in central defence.
Ragnar Klavan is not in the squad as the former Liverpool defender pulled out of the squad due to unknown reasons.
Joonas Tamm, who occupied midfield in September, is not available as he is banned for the next two games.
Midfielder Artjom Dmitriyev, who was part of the last squad, was left out of the list for sporting reasons. Ilya Antonov
Changes in the roster:
Ilya Antonov has come into the side as a direct replacement for Artjom Dmitriyev, while we have two more new faces in the squad in the form of Nikita Baranov and Martin Miller compared to the last squad.
Estonia head coach Karel Voolaid confirmed that both Karol Mets and Nikita Baranov will start in central defence.
Estonia Probable XI: Sergei Lepmets (GK), Taijo Teniste, Karol Mets, Nikita Baranov, Ken Kallaste, Sergei Zenjov, Mattias Käit, Mihkel Ainsalu, Henrik Ojamaa, Erik Sorga
BLR vs EST Dream11 potential winner:
Estonia should at least get a draw here.