RFS vs Hearts prediction 15/09/2022

Rīgas FS

Rīgas FS

0 : 2

Hearts

Hearts

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  • Date: 15/09/2022
  • Competition: Europa Conference League
  • KO: 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Stadions Skonto (Rīga (Riga))

Europa Conference League action resumes on Thursday as Latvians RFS entertain Scottish opponents Hearts at the Stadions Skonto.

The Scots arrive in Latvia´s beautiful capital city as narrow favourites for this contest however their recent form certainly doesn´t inspire confidence in an away-day victory for the Edinburgh-based side.

Both sides endured mixed fortunes on Match-Day 1, with RFS pulling off a big shock as they claimed a draw in Florence against Fiorentina. Hearts, in contrast, suffered a heavy 4:0 home reversal at the hands of Istanbul Basaksehir.

RFS vs Hearts Betting Tips: BTTS

Having begun the season brightly, Hearts' form has really hit the skids in recent weeks, with the visitors now losing 6 of their last 7 matches in all competitions. Hearts also failed to hit the target in each of their last 5 losses, and with 13 goals conceded during that period, the Jam Tarts would appear to have plenty of issues both in defence and in attack.

In contrast, the hosts are enjoying an excellent run of form, which sees them sit currently 3rd in the Latvian top flight, and they enter this fixture having lost just 1 of their last 15 matches and none of the last 10.

Still, despite all that, the bookies still favour the visitors, and while we can´t separate them, goals should probably be expected with RFS seeing BTTS in all 3 home European fixtures this season, including a 2:2 draw with Linfield in the final qualifying round for this event.

Hearts, badly out-of-form but still with plenty of quality, should be expected to break their scoring duck against a side that was perhaps fortunate to qualify for this tournament, having edged past part-time Linfield only on penalties.

Still, that draw in Florence suggests there is plenty of resilience in the home side, and we expect an entertaining contest here with both sides likely to get on the score sheet, with Hearts also seeing BTTS in 8 of their last 10 away competitive fixtures since March.

Ultimately, home advantage should give RFS the chance to claim at least a point in a potentially exciting contest where we expect BTTS.

Rīgas FS vs Hearts Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Rīgas FS

    0 : 2

    Hearts

    Europa Conference League

Rīgas FS

RFS Team News

Having rested a few of his top performers for the weekend win against Spartaks Jūrmala, Viktors Morozs is expected to return to the same starting XI that held Fiorentina last week.

As such, in-form Serbian Andrej Ilić will spearhead an attacking 3-4-3 formation for the home side.

Last matches of Rīgas FS

  1. Rīgas FS

    0 : 2

    Hearts

    Europa Conference League

  2. Rīgas FS

    3 : 0

    Spartaks Jūrmala

    Virsliga

  3. Fiorentina

    1 : 1

    Rīgas FS

    Europa Conference League

  4. Rīgas FS

    1 : 1

    Riga FC

    Virsliga

  5. Rīgas FS

    5 : 0

    Grobiņa

    Latvian Cup

Rīgas FS lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Pāvels Šteinbors

Defenders

  • 92

    Vitālijs Jagodinskis

  • 21

    Elvis Stuglis

  • 43

    Žiga Lipušček

Midfielders

  • 66

    Jovan Vlalukin

  • 28

    Stefan Panić

  • 24

    Tomislav Šarić

  • 25

    Petr Mareš

Forwards

  • 81

    Tomáš Šimkovič

  • 19

    Andrej Ilić

  • 9

    Emerson Deocleciano

Hearts

Hearts Team News

Jorge Grant is available again following suspension, and the midfielder is expected to return to the Hearts starting lineup.

Toby Sibbick and Gary Mackay-Steven are amongst several players pushing for a recall following a hugely disappointing 4:0 reversal on matchday one.

Last matches of Hearts

  1. Motherwell

    0 : 3

    Hearts

    Premiership

  2. Rīgas FS

    0 : 2

    Hearts

    Europa Conference League

  3. Hearts

    0 : 0

    St. Mirren

    Premiership

  4. Hearts

    0 : 4

    Istanbul Basaksehir

    Europa Conference League

  5. Livingston

    1 : 0

    Hearts

    Premiership

Hearts lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Craig Gordon

Defenders

  • 2

    Michael Smith

  • 4

    Craig Halkett

  • 3

    Stephen Kingsley

  • 19

    Alex Cochrane

Midfielders

  • 7

    Jorge Grant

  • 14

    Cameron Devlin

  • 16

    Andy Halliday

Forwards

  • 30

    Josh Ginnelly

  • 9

    Lawrence Shankland

  • 18

    Barrie McKay

Key Facts RFS vs Hearts

  1. RFS have seen BTTS in all 3 previous home European fixtures
  2. RFS have seen BTTS in all 5 ECL matches this season
  3. Hearts have lost 6 of their last 7 matches in all competitions
  4. Hearts have seen BTTS in 8 of their last 10 competitive away matches since March
  5. RFS have lost just 1 of their last 15 matches, including a 1:1 draw at Fiorentina last week

Main prediction Rīgas FS - Hearts

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

49% winrate

wins

5 wins in a row

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Rīgas FS & Hearts current standing in Europa Conference League

Club P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 İstanbul Başakşehir 2 2 0 0 7 - 0 +7 6
2 Hearts 2 1 0 1 2 - 4 -2 3
3 Rīgas FS 2 0 1 1 1 - 3 -2 1
4 Fiorentina 2 0 1 1 1 - 4 -3 1

RFS vs Hearts - FAQ

? RFS Player to Watch
.Andrej Ilić - The 22-year-old Serbian has scored 7 goals in his last 10 appearances, including the equaliser in Florence last week.
? Hearts Player to Watch
Lawrence Shankland - The former Dundee United striker has scored 4 goals in 9 appearances since his summer arrival from Beerschot.
? Where to watch?
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