Liepāja vs RFS prediction 01.07.2024

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Rīgas FS

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  • Competition: Virsliga
  • Date: Monday, 1st July, 2024
  • Kickoff: 17:00 UTC +1 / 18:00 CEST
  • Venue: Daugavas stadions (Liepāja)

Since their creation in 2014, Liepaja has consistently been in the upper half of the league table, even winning a title in 2015. However, this season has been disastrous and is almost certainly shaping up to be their worst ever. Currently, they are in 9th place (which leads to a relegation playout) with 15 points, just two points away from direct relegation and four points away from the safe zone. After losing their last match 5-1 to a direct contender for 8th place, Metta, Liepaja will now face the best team in the league, which could easily see them slip to the bottom of the table.

RFS were founded in 2016 but quickly became one of the two best teams in Latvia, along with Riga FC. In the last season, they managed to win the title, the second one in the last three seasons. This year looks like another two-team race for the title with them and Riga FC, and right now, after 20 rounds, RFS have a five-point advantage over their main rival. Even though Riga FC is pretty close, five points in the Virsliga is a massive advantage compared to some other more competitive leagues.

Liepaja vs RFS pick: RFS to win and cover the -1.5 AH spread

Liepaja lost back-to-back games against Metta and Tukums 2000 while allowing seven goals in total. If we look further back, we can see they were without a win in the last four matches, and they mostly faced poor teams. So, we cannot expect much against RFS.

RFS have been excellent this season with 16 wins in 20 rounds and incredible 58 scored goals - 2.9 per game. Also, as the season progresses, they only look better, winning eight of the last nine games, only failing to win against Riga FC (2:2). Additionally, they covered the -1.5 AH spread on six of those eight wins.

These teams met just a month and a half ago, with RFS winning 4:1 while totally dominating the match. Liepaja had only 33% ball possession and three goal attempts compared to RFS's 16. Moreover, RFS won five of the last six games while covering the -1.5 AH spread in all of those five wins.

Considering all the above, anything but a big win for RFS should be a massive surprise.

Liepāja vs Rīgas FS Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Rīgas FS

    4 : 1

    Liepāja

    Virsliga

  2. Liepāja

    0 : 3

    Rīgas FS

    Virsliga

  3. Rīgas FS

    3 : 1

    Liepāja

    Virsliga

  4. Liepāja

    1 : 1

    Rīgas FS

    Virsliga

  5. Liepāja

    0 : 3

    Rīgas FS

    Virsliga

Liepāja

Liepāja team news

In the previous game against Metta, full-back Pape Fall suffered an injury and had to leave the field after only 30 minutes. He will most likely miss the upcoming game as well. 

Liepaja were active at the start of the transfer window, adding few players: Baidoo Arcadio, Purtic Stefan, Kpatadze Lazare and Karasauskas Arturs. 

Last matches of Liepāja

  1. Liepāja

    1 : 5

    Metta / LU

    Virsliga

  2. Tukums

    2 : 1

    Liepāja

    Virsliga

  3. Liepāja

    1 : 1

    FC Daugavpils

    Virsliga

  4. FS Jelgava

    1 : 1

    Liepāja

    Virsliga

  5. Liepāja

    3 : 0

    Grobiņa

    Virsliga

Liepāja lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Lazare Kupatadze

Defenders

  • 14

    Eduards Tidenbergs

  • 28

    Alans Kangars

  • 3

    Normunds Uldrikis

  • 24

    Arcadio Baidoo

Midfielders

  • 27

    Cheikh Diouf

  • 22

    Stefan Purtic

  • 21

    Janis Grinbergs

Forwards

  • 11

    Mouhamadou Diaw

  • 10

    Dodo

  • 25

    Arturs Karasauskas

Rīgas FS

RFS team news

Unlike Liepaja, RFS weren't active at the start of the transfer window, as they only had one departure and no arrivals for now. The only player who left the teams is Pedro Arthur, who wasn't an important part of the team anyway. 

RFS's total market value is around nine million euros, compared to Liepaja's 3.4 million euros. 

Last matches of Rīgas FS

  1. Rīgas FS

    4 : 1

    Valmiera

    Virsliga

  2. Auda

    1 : 3

    Rīgas FS

    Virsliga

  3. Rīgas FS

    2 : 2

    Riga FC

    Virsliga

  4. Rīgas FS

    5 : 0

    Grobiņa

    Virsliga

  5. Metta / LU

    0 : 6

    Rīgas FS

    Virsliga

Rīgas FS lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Pavels Steinbors

Defenders

  • 11

    Roberts Savalnieks

  • 23

    Herdi Prenga

  • 43

    Ziga Lipuscek

  • 25

    Petr Mares

Midfielders

  • 7

    Ismael Diomande

  • 30

    Harona Njie

  • 26

    Stefan Panic

  • 10

    Emerson Deocleciano

Forwards

  • 9

    Janis Ikaunieks

  • 22

    Darko Lemajic

4 Reasons why RFS should win and cover the -1.5 AH spread

  1. Liepaja lost back-to-back games while allowing seven goals
  2. RFS won eight of the last nine matches
  3. RFS covered the -1.5 AH spread in six of the previous eight wins
  4. RFS won the last three h2h games while covering the -1.5 AH spread every time

Main prediction Liepāja - Rīgas FS

AH2 (-1.5)

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winrate

54% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Liepāja vs RFS - FAQ

? Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Onefootball app.

? How much is the average xG for Liepaja this season?

The average xG for Liepaja in the Virsliga this season is 1.37.

? How much is the average xG for RFS this season?

The average xG for RFS the Virsliga this season is 2.13.