CSKA SOFIA VS RIGA FC PREVIEW & PREDICTION
CSKA Sofia and Riga meet at Stadion Bâlgarska Armija, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (1st Qualifying Round). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of taking advantage of the home advantage to achieve a positive result. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, it tied with the Tsarsko they won at home (1-1). In their last 10 home matches CSKA Sofia has a record of 5 wins and 5 draws. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
This match has everything so that the CSKA leaves victorious, because it owns a good equipment, the one that in the last twelve parties disputed in its stage was defeated only once. His record with the support of his fans is impressive and he has everything to get a positive result in this next game. The local coach is aware of the favoritism of his team and therefore will try to emerge victorious so as not to disappoint his loyal fan, so he must present a team in maximum strength in this match.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In the last match they played, for the Cup, they beat Super Nova by (0-2). In the last 10 away matches Riga has a record of 6 wins and 4 losses. Their defense has been very strong, since they only suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 games, and their attack has scored regularly, since they scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 13 of the last 31 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 22 out of 31 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 13 of its last 15 games, of these 13 came to the break in advantage in 9 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10. In the last 9 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period in highlight: he scored 4 of his 8 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The Riga will have a somewhat difficult confrontation ahead, but is aware of the quality of its players and mainly its solid defense, which has suffered few goals. He will come to this game confident, because he accumulates few losses away from home and comes from two wins in a row, but will have a much more qualified team ahead of him, which will make his life very difficult. The visiting coach must take a team with a more defensive posture to the field.
PREDICTION: CSKA Sofia to win @ 1.40