FK Riga (@6.5) vs FC Copenhagen (@1.44)

Our Prediction:

FC Copenhagen will win

FK Riga – FC Copenhagen Match Prediction | 22-08-2019

They recorded 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 games. But unfortunately for them in the European competition, they are not at the same level as Copenhagen and they will struggle to have a good result after the first leg. Riga is also at the top spot in the Latvian Optibet Virsliga championship. Their main objective for the match will be fast counterattacks, and probably they will play aggressive in defense. I expect to see lots of fouls and yellows for the visitors at the Telia Parken.

The club forms great rivalry with Copenhagens suburban club Brondby IF with games between the two club attracting some of the biggest crowds in Danish football history in this so called New Firm derby. The Team of the City as Copenhagen is called in Denmark has won the Danish football championship eleven times, while it has also won the Danish Cup on seven occasions.

Riga, on the other hand, did well to eliminate Helsinki in the third qualifying round, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Thursdays football match against Stale Solbakkens charges. A man to watch in the home team will be experienced attacker Dame NDoye as key player from the last season Robert Skov left the club in the summer transfer window.

FC Copenhagen vs Riga FC PREDICTION & BETTING TIPS - 22/08/2019

Our selection here is for a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for FC Kbenhavn at the conclusion of the game. We believe that FC Kbenhavn will most probably be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target. However, Riga FC are also probably going to find it difficult to score themselves but we do think that its more than likely that they will be scoring here as well. All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for FC Kbenhavn v Riga FC are shown below - along with the latest match odds.

The home team is the favorite by far to win this match, in their last 10 matches they added to their tally 8 wins and 2 draws, and are very good at home in front of their fans base. Riga FC had to fight good to be in this play off, they've had to go after the draw in their last elimination round to move forward and seem to be a team that gives it all...I think this match with end with more than 2 goals scored. This is the first leg between FC Koebenhavn, the home team, against Riga FC. Another match from UEFA Europa League play offs.

Their goal difference is also amazing 12-4 and averagely they are over 2.5. They are in great form and I believe that they want to show dominance in their field. So, I am expecting from them to score an early goal here and to lead this match from the beginning. Copenhagen has a perfect score with 6 wins from 6 games on the start of Danish Superliga. After the disappointment of the Red Star defeat in The Champions League, they are highly motivated for this clash.

S. Andersen, N. Mudrazija will not play because of injuries and A. Boilesen and R. Their best player Dame NDoye is injured and he cant help them against Riga. In front of this match, Copenhagen has a few problems with completing the first eleven. Bjelland is questionable but the rest of squad is ready to play and give their best.

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The guests away did only 1 defeat in the last 5 matches and lost by 1 goal. Copenhagen versus Riga is this match for the EL and it's a match for the final of the qualification. Hosts are better team and favourite but for me won't win easily and so my bet is the AH +1.5 FT on the guests. A match for the 1st leg between a team from Denmark and from Latvia. Hosts did 3 wins in the last 5 matches played at home but only 1 by more than 1 goal and this will be for me a balanced match.

The Danish champions, though, are seen as hot favourites to win the double-header against Riga and seeing that they are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that Stale Solbakkens troops are going to emerge triumphant in the first leg. Copenhagen were more than unfortunate not to book their place in the Champions League play-offs as they suffered a loss to Serbian champions Crvena Zvezda on penalties in front of home fans.

They will try to win this game to nil, and it will be their main objective before the rematch in Latvia. Copenhagen entering this clash with their minds still into the previous leg of the Champions League qualifiers where they as hosts suffered a tough loss on penalties (6-7, after 11 series) against Red Star Belgrade. Now they need to show that they are good enough for the group stage of the Europa League.