Dundalk vs Riga FC
Champions League Qualification
Date: Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Oriel Park (Dundalk).
The hosts saw their stellar winning run brought to an abrupt halt in their previous game against Derry City after they were held to a frustrating 2-2 draw at the end of the ninety minutes. Despite taking the lead in the dying minutes of regulation time, the squad let their guard down and saw their opponents equalize in the final minutes of stoppage time.
Dundalk enjoyed better possession with the ball in that match and made eleven attempts at goal, six of which were on target. Considering that the away goals rule is in effect, the team will have to be a lot more cautious in the defensive third this week if they are to keep the visitors at bay over the two legs.
The latter were held to a stalemate in their last game in the league which was at home. However, they enjoyed a much more positive result in their last fixture on the road where they beat Metta /LU by a whopping 4-0 scoreline.
Both the sides will be eying the win on Wednesday which, rest assured, will not be coming easy by any means.
The victors, at the end of the two legs, will be locking horns with the side that comes out on top in the match between Partizani and Qarabag.
Dundalk vs Riga FC Head to head (h2h)
The teams have not previously met each other on any occasion.
Dundalk vs Riga FC Prediction
The maiden clash between the two sides is likely to see the visitors make the trip back home empty handed as a win for the home side is definitely looming large.
The Irish Side have been very impressive at home, both up front and at the back and their recent scorelines is a testament to that very fact. The team have racked up twelve goals in their last five games and have conceded as little three goals to go with it.
They have also picked up three clean sheets in the process, and have won by a margin of two or more goals in three of those games as well.
The visitors have not kept a consistent winning run of form and have just three wins in their last five outings. Although the squad did record a positive win in their most recent away game, it does not guarantee that they will be able to pull off a similar result when they travel this week.
The hosts are more than just likely to take the win in this case and could well have a clean sheet in the bag at the end of the final whistle as well.
Dundalk vs Riga FC Betting tips
Full-time Result – Dundalk @ 1.72 (8/11)
To win to nil @ 2.75 (7/4).