Georgia vs Latvia
Date: Tuesday, 28th March 2017
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena.
Which of the two sides will be able to end the dismal streak and pick up the much-needed victory to boost up the confidence ahead of the new action in June?
Both Georgia and Latvia have already lost all hopes of making it to the World Cup in Russia 2018.
Former Slovakian national team manager Vladimir Weiss introduced a completely new concept to the Georgian national team. The hosts play attractive football which sees them scoring, but also conceding plenty of goals.
Four out of last five matches Georgia played offered the opt9ion of both teams netting. The team had a one-goal cushion and a huge opportunity to double the lead against Serbia on Friday evening, but they failed to convert and were brutally punished losing 1-3 at the end.
Latvia showed a terrific defense against the group favourites Switzerland on Saturday. Marians Pahars’ side was, however, not rewarded for the fine display as the team left Geneva empty handed.
This leaves Latvia with no more than three points from five games in the WC Qualification campaign.
Georgia vs Latvia: Head to head
Latvia lead the head to head tie by a single win ahead of the teams’ eighth head to head encounter.
The two sides took on each other last time in the EC Qualification for the 2012 competition when Latvia took four points from two encounters.
It is important to mention that three of the last four meetings between the two teams saw the option of both teams scoring.
Georgia vs Latvia: Prediction
Georgia are set as 19/20 favourites to pick up the victory, but we don’t see any value there since the hosts are win-less in last seven matches.
This includes the friendly matches with Uzbekistan and Jordan. We see the match as an ultimate opportunity for Latvia to boost up the confidence in the final third and score anytime against the struggling defense of Georgia’s.