Shkendija vs Riga Prediction & Match Preview

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Shkendija vs Riga
UEFA Europa Conference League
Date: Thursday, 28 July 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET,
Venue: National Arena Toshe Proeski (Skopje).

Without a destined home stadium, the teams will meet at National Arena Toshe Proeski for the second leg of the quarterfinals in the UEFA Europa Conference League this term. Shkendija will play the role of the host in the clash against Riga with the latter holding a two-goal lead from the first leg.

With that defeat in the schedule, the host is on a three-game losing streak across all major competitions in their form. The Red and the Blacks have just one win from their recent five fixtures including their domestic league games. The Macedonian side was kicked out of UCL qualifiers prior to this tournament.

In the meantime, Riga has half their work done in the reverse fixture. The visitor will come in hot with a three-game winning run in their schedule. They will visit on the back of a 0-1 win on the road against the likes of Metta/LU in the Optibet Virsliga. The Latvian side also dropped out of the UCL qualifiers.

Shkendija vs Riga Head-to-head (h2h)

Their lone encounter in the ECL gave a 2-0 home win for Riga.

Shkendija vs Riga Prediction

With their two-goal deficit, expect Shkendija to come in with all guns blazing at Skopje. The host has lost only two of their recent five home matches which shows it is their strongest suit.

On the other hand, Riga will need to defend their lead in the next game. The visitor has lost three of their recent five outings in the schedule. However, they will visit on the back of a double win on the road in their overall form.

Hence, the double chance favoring Riga will probably be the best bet for the punters in the clash.

Shkendija vs Riga Betting tips

  • Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).
  • Double chance: Draw or Riga @ 1.80 (4/5).

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