Riga vs Piast Gliwice
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 1 August 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Skonto stadions (Riga).
Despite taking an initial lead, Riga were handed a 3-2 defeat in their last trip on the road against Piast Gliwice.
Although the scoreline suggests a tight competition between the two sides, it was actually anything but. The hosts made just four attempts at goal throughout the tie, half of which were not even on target.
The away side, who were trailing at the break, made an impressive comeback following the restart with three of their ten attempts at goal finding the back of the net. The home team in comparison were dismal in the latter forty-five minutes and failed to work the goalkeeper even once.
However, with two away goals firmly under their belt, Riga’s chances of making it into the next round are still alive and will be hoping to turn things around in the return leg on Thursday.
Riga vs Piast Gliwice Head to head (h2h)
- The maiden clash between the two sides in the first leg of their qualifiers is their only meeting so far.
Riga vs Piast Gliwice Prediction
The home team were held to a stalemate in their last European competition at this venue. In the league though, they were able to bounce back with an impressive 4-0 win over BFC Daugavpils last week.
Riga have not ensured a winning run of form in their recent games on home soil and have just two wins in their last five.
The visitors, on the other hand, have admitted defeat just once in their previous six outings. Taking into account the squad’s impressive performance in the initial leg as well, Piast Gliwice are almost certain to edge it past their opponents.
The hosts have racked up ten goals in their last five clashes here. They were also not shy in adding to their goal tally in the initial leg either, so you can count on them to be keen on getting their names on the scoresheet once the ball gets rolling.
The chances of a high scoring clash are definitely looming large, with both teams certain to find the back of the net in the ninety minutes.
Riga vs Piast Gliwice Betting tips
Full-time result: Piast Gliwice @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).