Riga FC – Celtic : Preview & Prediction
Riga FC, championship first in Latvia last year, have had a good season. The club is again first this year after 19 contested days, and seems set to conquer a new national title. The club, released by Maccabi Tel Aviv in the qualifying round for the Champions League, must fall back on the Europa League and won the second qualifying round (1-0 against Tre Fiori).
Last year, it was again Celtic who finished champion (since 2012, 9th consecutive title), but this year, the Rangers, their eternal rival, are ahead of Celtic for the moment and after 8 league games (the Celtic played one less). At the end of August, Celtic were eliminated from the qualifying rounds for the Champions League, and thus find themselves playing the rounds for the Europa.
Riga FC are home leaders (out of 10) in the Latvian league this season with 9 wins and 1 loss.
Riga FC have scored 23 goals and conceded 7 in 10 games in their home league this season. Which makes it the best defense as well as the second best attack!
Celtic finished first (of 12) in the Scottish Championship away from home last year with 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
Celtic have scored 39 goals and conceded 12 in 15 away league games last year. Which made it the best attack as well as the best defense!
New for this season to lighten the calendars, the qualifying rounds will be played in a single match. Celtic cannot afford a year without Europe and have already had to digest the elimination of the Champions League. Players won’t want to suffer a second. Celtic victory!
Riga FC – Celtic : Betting Tips
Celtic – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70