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FK Riteriai vs Derry City Prediction

FK Riteriai

August 25

17:00

Derry City

FK Riteriai

Derry City

FK Riteriai host Derry City in Lithuania on Tuesday evening, as both sides begin their UEFA Europa League qualification bid. It's the first meeting between the pair. After Sevilla won the 2019-20 competition last week, they'll both be dreaming of joining teams of that calibre in the group stages.

There's a long road ahead before they achieve that though, starting here. Who will progress into the second qualifying round, in a one-legged tie? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

FK Riteriai vs Derry City Betting Tips

It's fair to say Tommi Pikkarainen's side haven't warmed up for their first European clash of the season well. They're rooted bottom of Lithuania's top-flight with eight points from their 16 matches to date – conceding 29 and scoring just 11.

Besides two LFF Cup victories against Banga Gargzdai and Dainava Alytus, they are winless since May 30 (14 league games). They needed an Angel Lezama penalty with ten minutes left to earn a draw at home against second-placed FK Zalgiris last Thursday. Less than ideal, to say the least.

That sort of troubling form will give Derry a welcome morale boost, after beating Cork City 24 hours later in Ireland's Premier Division. They're mid-table after nine league games, three points off Dundalk – who occupy the third and final European berth.

James Akintunde picked the right moment to provide head coach Declan Devine with a selection headache last Friday.

Replacing Ibrahim Meite with 20 minutes to play, the former Maidenhead United forward scored in stoppage-time to seal a 3-1 victory. Will he be rewarded with a start ahead of Meite here? Fellow striker Walter Figueira and goalscorer Adam Hammill were among those substituted that evening, with one eye on this clash.

FK Riteriai vs Derry City Correct Score Predictions

Despite the aforementioned form, Derry know they've got a tricky away encounter in Lithuania awaiting them here.

Riteriai are eager to avoid crashing out of the Europa League at this stage for the second successive season, but I'm backing a hard-fought away victory.

Last matches

Derry City

D

- St Patrick's

18-09-2020
D

- Finn Harps

13-09-2020
W

-

08-09-2020
W

-

29-08-2020
W

- Cork City

21-08-2020
D

- Shelbourne

15-08-2020
L

- Shamrock Rovers

09-08-2020
W

- St Patrick's

03-08-2020
L

- Sligo Rovers

31-07-2020
L

- Waterford United

06-03-2020
FK Riteriai
vs
Derry City
Predicted Lineup
FK Riteriai vs Derry City Predicted Lineup

Simaitis

Borovskij

Barauskas

Sveikauskas

Malzinskas

Dombrauskis

Lezama

Grigaravicius

Traore

Paulauskas

Kazlauskas

Cherrie

Cole

Coll

Horgan

Toal

Thomson

Malone

McCormack

Hammill

Akintunde

Figueira

Latest results
Total
Home
Away
D

0-0 vs St Patrick's (H)

D

0-0 vs Finn Harps (A)

W

1-0 vs (A)

W

2-0 vs (A)

W

3-1 vs Cork City (H)

D

1-1 vs Shelbourne (A)

L

1-2 vs Shamrock Rovers (H)

W

2-0 vs St Patrick's (A)

L

0-2 vs Sligo Rovers (H)

L

1-2 vs Waterford United (A)

0

Goals Scored

11

0

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

D

0-0 vs St Patrick's (H)

W

3-1 vs Cork City (H)

L

1-2 vs Shamrock Rovers (H)

L

0-2 vs Sligo Rovers (H)

0

Goals Scored

4

0

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

D

0-0 vs Finn Harps (A)

W

1-0 vs (A)

W

2-0 vs (A)

D

1-1 vs Shelbourne (A)

W

2-0 vs St Patrick's (A)

L

1-2 vs Waterford United (A)

0

Goals Scored

7

0

Over 2.5 Goals

1

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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