Liepāja vs Vikingur prediction 11.07.2024 | Conference League



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  • Competition: Conference League Qualifiers, 1st Round, 1st Leg
  • Date: Thursday, 11th July, 2024
  • Kickoff: 16:00 UTC +1 / 17:00 CEST
  • Venue: Daugavas stadions (Liepāja)

Liepaja have been in the upper half of the league's table since their arrival in the Virsliga in 2014, and they have even won one league and two Cup titles. Last year, they finished just outside the European spots (5th place), but luckily for them, Valmiera failed to obtain a UEFA license, and Liepaja got the opportunity to play in European Qualifiers for the sixth time in their ten-year-old history. In the Qualifiers, they rarely went past the 1st or 2nd round, and no one really believes they can reach the Group stage, especially if we take a look at their current league standings. They are the last-placed team in the league with just 15 points in 22 rounds - already seven away from the safe zone.

Vikingur have been either the second or third-best team in the Faroe Islands in the recent three seasons. However, this season, they are looking better than ever as they hold the top spot after 16 points - six away from the second-placed HB Toroshavn. In the last few games, they have beaten both HB Toroshavn and Klaskvik, who are the main competitors for the title. So, with wins against those teams, Vikingur are surely full of confidence before the Europa League Qualifiers against Liepaja. Similarly to Liepaja, Vikingur also rarely went past the 1st or 2nd round in the European Qualifiers.

Liepaja vs Vikingur pick: Over 2.5 goals

Liepaja's defense totally collapsed in recent matches. They lost four in a row with an incredible 13 conceded goals - 3.25 per game. So, we definitely do not expect them to keep a clean sheet, even against Vikingur. On the other hand, even with terrible results, Liepaja are scoring pretty regularly and have done so in ten of the last 12 games.

Vikingur are playing great this season, winning 15 of 16 league games while scoring almost three goals per game (2.94 to be exact). So, they should be able to score once or twice against struggling Liepaja. On the other hand, Vikingur had very little success defensively in previous European games, especially away from home. In the last five road games, they allowed two or more goals in four of those five matches.

Considering all the above, we expect a high-scoring game, most likely with both teams scoring.


Liepāja team news

Just before the Vikingur game, Luka Silagadze left the team and joined RFS. The 25-year-old has been one of the team's primary options up front, but his departure might not be as bad because he has been pretty bad this year, scoring just three goals in 21 appearances. With him leaving the club, we expect Dodo and Mouhamadou Diaw to start up front.

Generally, the club has been very active during the transfer window, considering seven players arrived on free transfers and six of them left, also on free transfers. 

Last matches of Liepāja

  1. Liepāja

    0 : 3

    Riga FC


  2. Liepāja

    1 : 3

    Rīgas FS


  3. Liepāja

    1 : 5

    Metta / LU


  4. Tukums

    2 : 1



  5. Liepāja

    1 : 1

    FC Daugavpils


Liepāja lineup


  • 1

    Lazare Kupatadze


  • 13

    Cheikh Faye

  • 28

    Alans Kangars

  • 3

    Normunds Uldrikis

  • 8

    Pape Fall

  • 14

    Eduards Tidenbergs


  • 21

    Janis Grinbergs

  • 22

    Stefan Purtic

  • 27

    Cheikh Diouf


  • 10


  • 11

    Mouhamadou Diaw


Vikingur team news

Coach Johan Poulsen should have almost the entire squad available. Only Jakup Johansen might remain sidelined after missing the previous three league games.

Vikingur's total market value is only 1.43 million euros, compared to Liepaja's 3.6 million euros. 

Last matches of Vikingur

  1. Vikingur

    2 : 0

    HB Torshavn


  2. Vikingur

    4 : 0

    EB / Streymur


  3. Vikingur

    3 : 0



  4. Skála

    0 : 4



  5. 0 : 2



Vikingur lineup


  • 1

    Bárdur á Reynatröd


  • 22

    Ari Olsen

  • 4

    Atli Gregersen

  • 3

    Signar á Brúnni


  • 15

    Géza Dávid Turi

  • 10

    Sölvi Vatnhamar

  • 18

    Arnbjorn Svensson

  • 7

    Jákup Johansen


  • 10

    Sölvi Vatnhamar

  • 17

    Finnur Justinussen

  • 23

    Poul Kallsberg

3 Reasons why we should see three or more goals

  1. Liepaja scored at least once in ten of the previous 12 games
  2. Liepaja conceded 13 goals in the last four matches
  3. Vikingur scored 47 goals in 16 league games (2.94 goals per game)

Main prediction Liepāja - Vikingur

Over 2.5 goals



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Liepāja vs Vikingur - FAQ

? Who could be the goalscorer for Liepaja?

Dodo, who scored two goals in 15 league games this season.

? Who could be the goalscorer for Vikingur?

Finnur Justinussen, who scored nine goals in 15 league games this season.