Faroe Islands vs Latvia
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group B)
Date: Saturday, 7th October 2017
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Faroe Islands are enjoying one of the best qualifying campaigns in their history as they collected eight points from eight opening matches.
They will have a nice opportunity to add more to their tally this Saturday when they host the rock-bottomed Latvia at Torsvollur.
The Danish manager Lars Christian Olsen can be thrilled with the job he has been doing with one of the smallest countries on the continent.
The hosts have shown some fantastic defensive displays throughout this qualifying term as they kept their net untouched in four of eight outings.
Faroe Islands will enter the game with Latvia on the back of a 1-0 victory over Andorra in the previous round (Gilli Sorensen’s goal at the half-hour mark).
The story is completely different with the visitors who collected no more than three points in the group with the likes of Faroe Islands and Andorra.
Aleksandrs Starkovs took charge of the team midway through the qualification period, but he could not do much to end the negative run and prevent losses to Portugal, Estonia (friendly), Hungary and Switzerland.
Faroe Islands vs Latvia: Head to head
The Faroese squad took a shocking 0-2 victory in their first ever head to head meetings with Latvia at the start of the WC Qualifications in October last year.
Sonni Nattestad and Joan Edmundsson were on target in a phenomenal display from Faroe Islands at Stadions Skonto in Riga.
Faroe Islands vs Latvia: Prediction
The hosts will have a phenomenal opportunity to complete the historic campaign with yet another victory.
Latvia have had huge troubles finding the back of the net lately and we would not be surprised to see the Faroese team keeping the fifth clean sheet of the campaign.
Faroe Islands vs Latvia: Bets
The first pick is Faroe Islands to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 6/4 @ 888 Sport.
The alternative option would be Faroe Islands to win the match at 6/4 @ 888 Sport.