The first leg between RFS and Ljubljana was one of the most entertaining in the first qualifying round of the Europa League! This verdict is especially true for the last ten minutes of play, as four of the five goals fell.
The favored Slovenians ended up beaten 2: 3. An unexpected defeat and now the vice-champion of the country already stands with his back to the wall.
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However, the course of the game encourages him: Although the match was lost in front of its own backdrop, NK Olimpija was playfully superior and deserved the win. But football is still known as a result sport, and the Latvians, who are on the European stage for the first time, impressed with great efficiency in front of the opposing box.
For a newcomer, a surprisingly high degree of coldness has been shown and in the second leg Riga can now play without pressure, because the guests from the Slovenian capital must make the game and bring a victory. This should also fail with two goals, given the three away goals of the kicker from the north. Against the background of this objective, an offensive orientation of the guests is expected, which leaves little room for tactical games. The RFS against Ljubljana tip includes falling on both sides again and the result includes at least three goals after 90 minutes. Our RFS vs Ljubljana prediction goes hand in hand with a stakes of five units.
RFS – Statistics & Current Form
The RFS is a completely blank league on the European stage: last week’s match was the premiere in qualifying for an international competition. In Russia’s home country, RFS has not played a major role until recently. The club rose in 2016 in the top flight of Latvia, and this only because of the fact that the Skonto FC was denied the license and the second of the Latvian First League, Valmiera Glass FK / BSS, renounced a move to the Virsliga.
In the first year, the descent from the Latvian House of Lords with the third last place was barely circumvented and then reached a fifth place, the league only included eight starters. Last year, the third rank, which is why the team of coach Valdas Dambrauskas now as mentioned for the first time in the qualification for the Europa League is represented.
The debut had it in itself. With 3: 2, the Underdog surprisingly prevailed in the stadium Stožice in Ljubljana. Especially the final phase was fierce – four goals fell from the 81st minute. The final point was set by striker Tin Vukmanic in his first game for Riga with a goal to 2: 3 in the third minute of stoppage time. The success, however, was very flattering, because the Slovenian cup winner was the clear better team.
So Riga prevailed 2: 1 in league rivals FK Valmiera in the first round of the Latvian Cup last Sunday by. Even the already far advanced season of the Virsliga is again very pleasing from the point of view of the capital city. After just under two-thirds of the season, RFS ranks second. However, the performance in recent weeks fell slightly – read on three defeats on the last five matchdays.
Expected team of RFS:
↪ Ikstens – Savalnieks – Jagodinskis – Girdvanis – Sorokins – Ciganiks – Blagojevic – Seto – Simkovic – Lemajic – Kaludjerovic
Last matches from RFS:
⚽️ 14.07.2019 – Valmiera / BSS vs. Rīgas FS 1: 2 (Latvijas kauss)
⚽️ 11.07.2019 – Ljubljana vs. Rīgas FS 2: 3 (Europa League)
⚽️ 06.07.2019 – Rīgas FS vs. Jelgava 2: 0 (Virs League)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Spartak’s Jūrmala Vs. Rīgas FS 1: 0 (Virsliga)
⚽️ 25.06.2019 – Rīgas FS vs. Liepaja 1: 2 (Virsliga)
Ljubljana – Statistics & Current Form
The champions of 2016 and 2018 had to settle for last season with the vice title, because this time the eternal rival NK Maribor prevailed. However, the Green-Whites used their chance for a revenge in the cup final and won the final 2-1. But it has never been enough for the group stage of the Europa League. Although NK Olimpija has been a regular in recent years, but usually was in the second qualifying round always reached the end of the flagpole. An exception was the last attempt, as the dragons came to the playoffs, but where Spartak Trnava from Slovakia proved too strong.
The team of coach Safet Hadzic suffered a painful finish this summer. Here, Rok Kranaveter turned his back on the club. The attacker was the best scorer in the Slovenian jersey last season and is now hunting for goal against nemesis NK Maribor. In addition, in the course of last season, with the Andres Vomberger from Argentina, the second top striker in the direction of FK Ufa in the Russian Premjer League was lost. The start of the new season of the Prva League last weekend, however, succeeded in a sovereign form: With 2: 0 won the dragon at NK Bravo, but only as a starter from the Druga league at the start and in his history for the first time in Slovenian Upper House is represented.
Expected formation of Ljubljana:
↪ Vidmar – Boakye – Sme – Bagnack – Jurcevic – Tomic – Suljic – Putincanim – Savic – Kidric – Cekici
Last matches from Ljubljana:
⚽️ 14.07.2019 – Bravo vs. Ljubljana 0: 2 (1st SNL)
⚽️ 11.07.2019 – Ljubljana vs Rīgas FS 2: 3 (Europa League)
⚽️ 06.07.2019 – Ljubljana vs Partizan Belgrade 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 04.07.2019 – Ljubljana vs Tuzla City 2: 2 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Ljubljana vs Dinamo St. Petersburg 4: 3 (Friendly Match)
RFS vs Ljubljana Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The match last week was the first direct comparison. In the upcoming duel between RFS and Ljubljana the odds are now slightly in favor of the guests.
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Ljubljana won six league titles and one home cup each and is actually the favorite in the match. But the Dragons have lost the first leg 2: 3, which is why they must now play offensive. Only a win is the entry into the second qualifying round possible. Moreover, a close result like a 1: 0 or 2: 1 would not be enough due to the away goal rule. The starting position is thus more difficult than expected for the Slovenians.
However, the squad of runner-up, despite various departures in comparison to the Latvians better equipped. This was already visible in the first duel on the lawn. Ljubljana had significantly more play, but failed again and again at the poor use of the scoring chances. For the Latvians, the game is again of historical importance: For the first time the RFS plays on an international level against its own backdrop. For the still young club this is a great success, since it exists only 14 years.
Key Facts – RFS vs Ljubljana tips
⭐️ The first leg ended with a 3-2 away win of the Latvians
⭐️ RFS first appears on the European stage
⭐️ Ljubljana is cup winner and runner-up in Slovenia
After the break of Latvian football, when the record champions Skonto Riga 2016 was disbanded due to a financial crisis, RFS is preparing to at least fill the vacuum at the top of the Virsliga. Currently, the team around captain and goalkeeper Kaspars Ikstens is again second in league play and within striking distance to the leaders and city rivals Riga FC.
For the host also says that he is fully in the juice, because the domestic league has been running for several months, while the season began in Slovenia only last weekend. The RFS against Ljubljana Tipp aims for a mutual goal and at least three goals during the game.
Insider Tips: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals