Latvia vs Faroe Islands: Preview and Prediction

Latvia vs Faroe Islands
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Friday, 7th October 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Stadion Skonto, Riga.

Latvia’s good form will be put to a small test when they welcome lowly ranked side Faroe Islands at Stadion Skonto on Friday evening.

Latvia continued their good form last time, as they defeated Andorra by a lone goal in game of the qualifiers campaign. Sabala’s 48th minute was enough to hand Latvia their desired win. They will be looking forward to another win to maintain their good ongoing form.

Faroe Islands kicked off the campaign with a goalless draw against Hungary at home, keeping them 3rd in the table. They are behind Switzerland in the 1st position and their host Latvia in the 2nd position. A win in this game will take them above Latvia or to 1st position depending on the outcome of Switzerland’s game.

Latvia vs Faroe Islands: Head to Head Statistics

The two teams have never played against each other in the past, thus this will be their first game against each other.

Latvia vs Faroe Islands: Prediction

The home team are strong favourites in this fixture, they have been on a good run of form recently. Latvia are currently unbeaten in their last 6 games, they have won 4 and drawn 2. They have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 6 games and have conceded only twice in their last 6 games. Also, Latvia have scored at least 2 goals in 3 of their last 6 goals.

Faroe Islands have been rolling on a poor form, they have won just 1 out of their last 7 games. Their last 5 games have seen 1 win, 1 draw and 3 defeats. They have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 games. They have conceded at least 2 goals in 4 of their last 5 games.

Latvia vs Faroe Island: Tips

  • Latvia win at 1.57 (4/7)
  • Latvia clean sheet at 1.83 (5/6).

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