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Derry City vs Riga Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips 07/07/2022

Derry City hosts Riga FC this Thursday 7th July for a UEFA Europa Conference League fixture. There is no previous duel between these teams, so we expect a difficult math in this all-important game for both teams. Read our preview for analysis and free predictions.

Derry City vs Riga Free Match Predictions

Derry City has been in top form ahead of this Conference League qualifier. The Irish outfit hasn’t lost in five games while their matchday opponents, Riga, lost once in their last five games. The following are our best free picks for this UEFA Conference League Qualifier match:

Both teams set to score

Our first Derry City vs Riga prediction is goals on both sides. The two sides have been in good scoring form ahead of this duel, so backing goals on both sides is a good prediction. Derry City recorded a goal in all their last 7 matches. On the flip-side, Riga scored in five of their last 7 games.

Riga to score the first goal

Riga makes this trip to Derry, Northern Ireland on the back of a strong defensive run. The visitors have 6 clean sheets from the last 8 games. On the other hand, Derry City has found it hard to keep clean sheets, which makes them vulnerable to leaking the first goal. The hosts have only one clean sheet in their last 8 matches.

Over 2.5 goals

There is a possibility of more than two goals getting scored in this game. With only one clean sheet in the last 8 games and at least two goals conceded in four of those games, Derry City must work harder defensively to avoid defeat in this duel. They have the home support but lack defensive strength to prevent defeat.

Derry City vs Riga UEFA Conference League Match Preview

Derry City

Derry City meets Riga for the first time. And while the hosts have home support in this important UEFA Europa Conference League qualification match, head coach, Ruadidhri Higgins, must do all it takes to keep his team compact at the back. The hosts boast just one clean sheet from the last 8 games and only three wins during that run. They come to this game with no defeat in the last five matches but there is need to do more at this level of competition to have a chance of playing at the European stage next season.


Riga has had a strong defensive showing in recent games. The only challenge for the visitors is lack of firepower, which has seen them score no goal in the last two games and only four goals in the last five matches. Riga’s head coach must, therefore, work out a formula that will help his side make the most of their defensive prowess and also find the net often in this important game.

Derry City vs Riga Match Betting Odds and Stats

Frequently Asked Questions

Derry City vs Riga

What time will Derry City vs Riga match kick off?

The game will begin at 21:45GMT+3

Where is the venue for the Derry City vs Riga?

Brandywell Stadium in Derry, Northern Ireland will host this game.

When is the Derry City vs Riga match taking place?

Thursday 7th July 2022

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