FC Copenhagen vs Riga FC
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Kick-off at 18:45 UK / 19:45 CET
Venue: Telia Parken (Copenhagen).
Despite the favorable odds, FC Copenhagen were shown the exit door from the Champions League in the previous round by Serbian outfit Crvena Zvezda, who won the battle of nerves after the aggregate scores were tied and the game was pushed into penalties following extra time.
The home team, however, have already bounced back from that dismal loss with a 1-0 victory over Randers earlier in the weekend and will be hoping to kick off their Europa League campaign with nothing less than the win in their maiden clash with Riga FC on Thursday.
Their foes, on the other hand, managed to ride their way into final playoffs on the away goals rule after the squad managed to slot twice in the return clash to keep the scores level at 3-3.
However, luck is unlikely to play any part in their tie with the Danish Titans who are more than likely to post a one-sided scoreline in their favor by the end of their maiden matchup.
FC Copenhagen vs Riga FC Head to head (h2h)
The two teams have not previously met each other on any instance.
FC Copenhagen vs Riga FC Prediction
The hosts are one of the only two sides in the Superliga to remain unbeaten and have already scored twelve goals, four of which came from their games on home soil.
It also needs saying that Copenhagen have been a dominant side at this venue and have lost just once in their last ten matches here.
Riga FC have picked up a win just twice in their last five outings. Additionally, the squad have not come out on top in their last three outings across Europe, one of which saw them admit defeat, while the other two ended in a tie.
Copenhagen are also part of a much superior domestic league as opposed to their counterparts. Hence, an easy win for the hosts is definitely looming large.
Five out of the last nine games for the home team have seen them win without being breached. Considering that Riga FC have been far from being at their best in their trips on the road as well, expect FC Copenhagen to walk away with a clean sheet along with the win.
FC Copenhagen vs Riga FC Betting tips
Half time-Full time result: FC Copenhagen @ 1.66 (2/3)
FC Copenhagen to win to nil @ 2.00 (1/1)