Tre Fiori have traveled here for an interesting Europa League fight against Riga. Prepare for the match with this cup preview!
This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!
One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on artifical turf and that the visiting Tre Fiori have a different surface at their stadium (grass). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on artifical turf is 7-3-10 (win-draw-loss) from 20 matches.
It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Tre Fiori, who are travelling more than 2200 kilometers to play this game.
Riga form and statsRiga participated in Europa League the last season, where they reached the play-offs.
Home games in the Virsliga have been a walk in the park for Riga so far, with 24 points won from 9 matches; 8 wins, 0 draws and 1 loss.
Happy days for Riga in their previous game, a Virsliga match away at Ventspils that ended with a 2-0 victory. Before that game, the home loss against Rigas FS with the scoreline 0-2.
Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Valmiera / BSS are coming to town in three days.
Riga can score goals in their home matches. After 9 league matches they have found the net 22 times. Riga are not conceding a lot of goals here at Stadions Skonto in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 7 from 9 matches.
Tre Fiori form and statsFiori was sent out of Europa League in the preliminary round last season.
Things are running smoothly for Fiori who hasn't tasted defeat in their last eleven matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against Pennarossa. Long winning streaks away are a rare occurrence in football, which only makes Fiori's record of five away victories in a row even more impressive. They last lost points away in the Murata game.
The manager M. Cecchetti was unhappy after their last game, a Champions League match played at their home ground Campo Sportivo di Fiorentino Federico Crescentini. Tre Fiori suffered a 0-2 loss to Linfield.
Head 2 Head
J. Apezteguía Hijuelos
Riga missing players
Tre Fiori missing players
|100%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||100%|
|84%||82%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||92%||88%|
|52%||45%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||75%||68%|
|28%||27%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||50%||48%|
|16%||18%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||25%||24%|
|44%||45%||Clean Sheets||C S||25%||20%|
|12%||18%||Failed to Score||F T||8%||20%|
|5||5.6||Corners for (avg)||C F||3.8||3.3|
|3.9||4.2||Corners against (avg)||C A||3||3.3|
|2.6||2.5||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||2.2||2.1|
|0||0||Red cards||R C||0||0|
|299||153||Total Shots||T S||49||101|
|133||71||Shots on Target||S O||19||43|
|41%||34%||Goal Efficiency||G E||32%||26%|
|3||Valmiera / BSS||17||9||4||4||30||24||8||4||2||2||13||8||9||5||2||2||17||16||6||31|
|7||FC Daugavpils / Progress||18||4||4||10||26||30||9||2||2||5||10||14||9||2||2||5||16||16||-4||16|
|8||Metta / LU||17||4||3||10||18||34||9||3||1||5||10||15||8||1||2||5||8||19||-16||15|