Riga vs Dundalk for the Champions League qualification match on Wednesday at Skonto Stadium.
The Riga side got off to a good start as they drew 0-0 at home to the Irish, and in this game, they want to maintain their good performance as they did in their previous four games.
Riga comes from a Latvian Cup game against Super Nova, which was like a training session, as they win by a 6-0 rout. This team leads the Latvian championship standings with thirty-eight points, with 12 wins, two draws and five defeats and has four more points than the second place, which is RFS.
In the 2018 season, they were the big winners of the main competition of their country with sixty-four points, which assured them a place in the champions league qualifiers. Riga is now playing the second leg with a run of four games without conceding goals, the team and its supporters are confident they can qualify for the next phase of the millionaire competition.
Dundalk the best they achieved was a goalless draw in the first leg of the first qualifying round of the Champions League, but now the Irish champions are hoping to make a better game at Stadions Skonto on Wednesday night.
Although they have failed to beat the Latvian team in front of their fans, the lily whites still have the opportunity to advance to the next round. Dundalk enters this game with a series of very positive results, not losing any game in seventeen consecutive matches, with fourteen wins and three draws, and in the Premier Division of Ireland already have eight points of advantage, so they are quite moralized.
The visitors certainly have in mind to repeat the same season a few years ago, with an excellent series of results, which led them to the Champions League qualifying, but now is somewhat complicated due to the outcome of the first game. Dundalk had the week off to have proper preparation for this game as their match for the championship had been anticipated.
Everything indicates that this game will be very similar to the first leg, with both teams taking a lot of caution. However, in my opinion, the Irish are stronger and can win this game and move on to the next stage.