Football tips: Metta / LU vs Riga - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: Latvia Virsliga
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Hanzas vidusskolas laukums (1000 seats)

It's still early in the Virsliga season, but we are learning more and more about the teams. Here is the Metta / LU - Riga preview!

Insights:
  • Metta / LU have the most conceded goals in the first half (4) in Virsliga
  • Riga have the most scored goals (11) in Virsliga

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

This is a local derby, usually meaning added tension and importance.

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Metta / LU form and stats

Metta has three losses from their three previous games and the tension is increasing in the dressing room for both the manager A. Riherts and the players.

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Riga form and stats

Riga, who have the most scored goals (11) in Virsliga, are on a winning streak away after three games, as mentioned below. A maximum 6 points in the bag from 2 travels in the Virsliga.

Before that one, a nice away victory 2-0 at Liepaja.

As mentioned above, Riga was the only team on the pitch versus Spartaks Jurmala in their previous game, winning 6-1. This could be a tougher task. S. Milošević certainly enjoyed Riga's last game versus Spartaks Jurmala, appearing multiple times in the match report with three goals and the 6-1 victory.

It's early days yet, but Riga has scored 5 and conceded 0 goals from their travels in the league so far (2 games).

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: zero - zero - ten (Metta / LU wins - draws - Riga wins). As for goals, nine matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), one had two or less.

Metta / LU missing players

Riga missing players

Metta / LU Riga
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
3 0 0 Played P 1 2 3
0 0 0 Won W 1 2 3
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
3 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
3 0 0 Scored S 3 5 11
8 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 1
100% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 50% 67%
67% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 33%
67% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 33%
67% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 33%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 100% 67%
33% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.3 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 4 3
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
9 0 0 Shots (avg) S ( 12 10.5 11.3
2.7 0 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4 5.7
38% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 60% 62% 65%
Key stats in Virsliga this season:
  • Metta / LU have the fewest scored goals (0) at home in Virsliga
  • Metta / LU have the most conceded goals in the first half (4) in Virsliga
  • Metta / LU is in the worst form (0-0-3)
  • Riga have the fewest conceded goals (1) in Virsliga
  • Riga have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (0) in Virsliga
  • Riga have the most clean sheets (2) away in Virsliga
  • Riga have the most clean sheets (2) in Virsliga
  • Riga have the most points (6) away in Virsliga
  • Riga have the most scored goals (11) in Virsliga
  • Riga have the most scored goals (5) away in Virsliga
  • Riga have the most scored goals in the second half (7) in Virsliga
  • Riga have the the best goal difference (+10) in Virsliga
  • Riga have the the best goal difference (+5) away in Virsliga
  • Riga is in the best form (3-0-0)
Metta / LU Last season Riga
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
27 13   Played P   13 26
4 3   Won W   11 23
4 2   Drew D   0 0
19 8   Lost L   2 3
22 12   Scored S   28 60
55 22   Conceded C   9 18
96% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 100%
74% 77%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   85% 85%
59% 62%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   62% 54%
30% 15%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   15% 23%
15% 8%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   15% 19%
48% 54%   BTTS BTTS   38% 38%
11% 15%   Clean Sheets C S   54% 54%
44% 31%   Failed to Score F T   8% 8%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.7 1.7   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.9 1.9
2 1   Red cards R C   0 0
 
7.2 8   Shots (avg) S (   11.4 12.7
3.4 3.9   Shots on Target (avg) S O   4.9 5.7
24% 23%   Goal Efficiency G E   44% 40%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Riga 3 3 0 0 11 1 1 1 0 0 6 1 2 2 0 0 5 0 10 9
2 FC Daugavpils / Progress 3 2 1 0 7 5 2 2 0 0 5 3 1 0 1 0 2 2 2 7
3 Valmiera / BSS 2 1 1 0 5 4 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 4
4 Liepaja 2 1 0 1 4 3 2 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
5 Spartaks Jurmala 3 1 0 2 3 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 8 -5 3
6 Rigas FS 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 -1 1
7 Ventspils 2 0 1 1 1 4 2 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 1
8 Metta / LU 3 0 0 3 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 8 -5 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Riga 27 23 1 3 60 18 14 12 1 1 32 9 13 11 0 2 28 9 42 70
2 Rigas FS 27 21 3 3 66 21 13 11 1 1 32 9 14 10 2 2 34 12 45 66
3 Valmiera / BSS 27 13 8 6 47 33 13 7 3 3 24 11 14 6 5 3 23 22 14 47
4 Liepaja 27 12 6 9 57 34 14 6 4 4 26 19 13 6 2 5 31 15 23 42
5 Ventspils 27 11 9 7 37 25 13 7 4 2 22 11 14 4 5 5 15 14 12 42
6 Spartaks Jurmala 27 11 7 9 53 44 13 4 4 5 29 23 14 7 3 4 24 21 9 40
7 Jelgava 27 6 4 17 19 64 14 4 2 8 14 36 13 2 2 9 5 28 -45 22
8 FC Daugavpils / Progress 27 5 5 17 30 48 14 3 3 8 13 23 13 2 2 9 17 25 -18 20
9 Metta / LU 27 4 4 19 22 55 13 3 2 8 12 22 14 1 2 11 10 33 -33 16
10 Tukums 27 3 5 19 21 70 14 2 2 10 10 35 13 1 3 9 11 35 -49 14