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Riga and Lincoln Red Imps meet on Thursday evening in the Europa Conference League qualifiers. Read our expert predictions and find the best odds for the clash below in our match preview.
Riga vs Lincoln Red Imps – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Riga and Lincoln Red Imps kick off their double-headed clash for a place in the Group Stage of the Europa Conference League this week. Read our top three predictions for Thursday’s first leg fixture below.
- Match Result
- Riga to Win
- Both Teams to Score
- Anytime Goalscorer
- Yunusa Muritala
- Odds not yet available
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Riga to Win
Both Riga and Lincoln Red Imps have been active in European competitions this season, though the Latvians are also in the midst of their domestic campaign and they could have the edge this week in terms of match fitness. In addition, Riga have lost just one of their last nine matches at the Daugavas Stadionā and they are our tip to harness home advantage again on Thursday.
Both Teams to Score
Despite some underwhelming results, Gibraltar’s Lincoln Red Imps have been consistent goalscorers in Europe since the summer, notching in all but one of their six continental contests overall. The Imps could impact the scoresheet again against a Riga defence that has gone three games without a clean sheet, though the hosts hit the net at the opposite end seven times in their last two assignments. With those numbers considered, backing both teams to score could be a smart move this week.
Yunusa Murital to Score Anytime
Nigerian attacker Yunusa Murital has enjoyed a productive period of late and the 21-year-old bagged himself three goals in his last two appearances for Riga. With his confidence topped up, Murital will be raring to go against Lincoln Red Imps and backing him in the anytime goalscorer stakes could pay dividends.
Riga vs Lincoln Red Imps: Match Preview
New Riga boss Andris Riherts has been keen to make a good first impression with his new employers and having come close to masterminding an upset against Malmo in the Champions League qualifiers, the 40-year-old has been enjoying greater success in the Europa Conference League. Riga have won three of their four matches in the competition’s qualification phase so far and they enter Thursday’s clash with Lincoln Red Imps as favourites to record another victory.
Lincoln Red Imps
Gibraltar-based minnows Lincoln Red Imps gave both CFR Cluj and Slovan Bratislava a run for their money in the Champions and Europa League qualification phase, though the Europa Conference League represents their third and final shot at making the cut for a continental competition proper this year following two earlier failed attempts.
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Riga vs Lincoln Red Imps Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will the match be played at?
Thursday’s game will be played at the Daugavas Stadionā in Riga.
When does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 19:00 CET (GMT +1) on August 19.
Have either of these clubs won a European competition before?
Neither club has enjoyed success in Europe before.