Dundalk FC v Riga FC predictions for UEFA Champions League Qualifiers duel at Oriel Park, Dundalk. Can the Irish champions gain some advantage before a trip to Latvia? Continue reading below for all our free tips and predictions.
Dundalk FC are looking absolutely stunning in the last couple of seasons, both in domestic and European matches. Their European campaign is starting with a clash against champions of Latvia, team Riga FC. On paper the Irish side should have the advantage and a bigger chance to win the 1st leg. Let’s take a look at recent form for these opponents, some historic stats and previous results on European scene.
Dundalk are once again very close to clinch another title in Irish Premier Division. There were 24 rounds played so far, and squad from Oriel Park collected 56 points, eight more than 2nd placed Shamrock Rovers. They have won nine out of the last nine encounters, keeping a clean sheet in four out of the last five matches. Dundalk have made it to Europa League group stages two seasons ago, winning four points in a tough group made of Maccabi Tel Aviv, AZ and Zenit St Petersburg.
Riga FC are also in a competitive form at the moment. They are sitting at the top of Latvian Virsliga after 19 matches with 38 points. The quality of this division is slightly lower in comparison to Ireland though. Most recent form is not that great either, having collected only four points from the last three outings.
We are backing Dundalk FC to win this match and gain some advantage before trip to Latvia. They have been super dominant at home lately, while also having a decent European experience.
Safe Premium Tip Of Today: We Bet £50 Dundalk to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Risky Premium Tip Of Today: 1:0 correct score @ 6.50 (11/2)