Starting from scratch, Latvia’s Riga and Dundalk of Ireland open the schedule of matches this Wednesday, July 17, for the return round of the second qualifying round that will indicate the last classified for the group stage. 2019/2020 edition of the Champions League. The duel will take place at the Skonto stadium in Riga, Latvia. The kickoff is scheduled for 13:30 (Brasília time).The first leg was in the goalless draw. In this way, whoever wins will have the right to take a step forward in the competition and face in the third stage the winner of Partizani (Albania) and Qarabag (Azerbaijan). In the case of equal goals, the Irish team will do better. If the scoreboard is repeated, a 30-minute extension will be held.
The Champions League qualifiers have four stages. The first, called the preliminary phase, was completed. Fought by only four teams had as winner the KF Feronikeli, of Kosovo. In the second round, 32 teams fight for survival in round-robin bouts. Advances those who add more points. Balance of goals and away goals scored as tiebreaking criteria. Prolonging and deciding by penalty are the final resources for definition.The 16 who will survive will advance to the quarterfinals, which already have eight classified clubs. The 24 teams will do one more stage of kills, which will cut half of them.
Riga had a luxury workout on Sunday, July 14. It made its debut in the 2019 edition of the Cup of Latvia before Super Nova and even acting at the home of the rival promoted a massacre thrashing 6 to 0. Blinski scored four goals. Sharpar and Felipe Brisola did the others. However, the defensive system left its mark when reaching four straight games without being leaked.With 38 points (12 wins, two draws and five losses), Riga leads the Optibet Virsliga, the Latvian Championship’s First Division. It has four points more than the RFS, placed second. The tournament, due to the matches of the Latvian Cup, had no games last weekend and will have their match resumed on July 20.In the 2018 season of the tournament, where he won the title and achieved an unprecedented qualification for the Champions League qualifiers, Riga finished the competition with 64 points (20 wins, four draws and four losses). There were four advantage over Ventspils, runner-up.As principal, Riga accumulated 33 points (ten wins, three draws and one defeat) opening ahead of five points in the comparison with the second placed. As a visitor his performance was inferior with the team finishing in third place in the ranking that only counts the results of clubs away from their domains. He added 31 points (ten wins, one draw and three losses) in that condition.
Dundalk had already anticipated their clash for the twenty-fourth round of the Premier Division, the Irish Premier League. In this way, he had the free week to prepare for Wednesday’s meeting.In the national tournament, the team leads the title fight with 56 points (17 wins, five draws and two losses). They are eight more than Shamrock Rovers, ranked second. The qualification for the Champions League qualifying competition, however, refers to the 2018 season, the fourth in the last five years. Dundalk took the cup by accumulating 87 points (27 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses). They were ten more than Cork City, who got the runner-up.As principal, the team had 45 points (14 wins, three draws and a loss), only one more than the rival who finished in second place. The great advantage was open as visitor, where he added 42 points (13 wins, three draws and two losses).
Football Prediction of the Day Riga vs Dundalk
Caution dictated the rhythm of the first match. Not suffering a goal was the main concern of the two teams. The Irish, with 58% possession, created only eight chances to finish and only sent a ball in the right direction. The Latvians tried seven shots and hit only one. Everything indicates that the scenario should not be different for the second game. Thus, the prognosis in equality for Riga and Dundalk on Wednesday by the return round of the second qualifying round of the 2019/2020 Champions League seems to be the most appropriate choice of guess.
Bet Tips: DRAW