RFS vs Jelgava Prediction 04.07.2023

Rīgas FS

Rīgas FS

FS Jelgava

FS Jelgava

  • Competition: Latvia - Virsliga
  • Date: Tuesday, 4th, July 2023
  • Kickoff: 15:30 UK / 16.30 CEST
  • Venue: LNK Sporta Parks (Riga)

While they had 2021 to remember - they won the Virsliga for the first time in history and the domestic cup for the second time - RFS failed to defend the double crown in Latvia last season, but in the current campaign they announced to their fans a return to the championship throne. The only one who can wrestle for the Virsliga title with Riga FC this season is RFS. After 20 rounds, The Blues are lonely in second place, as they are 18 steps ahead of the third-placed FC Liepaja, while they are only one point away from the current leader, which is why we are waiting for an exciting race for the new champion of Latvia.

On the opposite side is FS Jelgava, a squad that last season grabbed direct promotion in the company of the best as champions of the Nakotnes liga (second tier). Of course, the main priority in the comeback season for Jozef Skrlik's chosen ones will be survival among the best clubs in Latvia. However, it would be unfair to say that they are swimming in calm waters, knowing that they are only one point above BFC Daugavpils who are first below the line, which means that The Claret and Sky Blues are in for a turbulent season full of battles.

RFS vs Jelgava Betting Tips: AH1 (-1.5)

Eager to put pressure on Virsliga current leaders Riga, second-placed RFS should not have any difficulty in securing maximum number of points against FS Jelgava who look lifeless on away ground this season with only two collected points from nine visits. After all, RFS can boast as the only unbeaten in the championship with 14 successes and six draws, while they turned their "LNK Sporta Parks" into an impregnable fortress this season, which is best shown by 25 points won out of a possible 27 from nine rounds. As such, there is no doubt that they will be able to add another three points to their name on Tuesday. Especially, if we know that their favorite customer is arriving at their feet, having defeated Jelgava in each of the previous five showdowns, two of which came in the current campaign (2-0 ; 4-0). All things considered, a big win for the hosts is on the cards!

Rīgas FS vs FS Jelgava Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Rīgas FS

    4 : 0

    FS Jelgava

    Virsliga

  2. FS Jelgava

    0 : 2

    Rīgas FS

    Virsliga

  3. FS Jelgava

    0 : 6

    Rīgas FS

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Rīgas FS

RFS team news

Serbian duo Stefan Panic and Andrej Ilic are working well in attack for their team in recent weeks, having combined to score seven goals in their previous five Virsliga fixtures and will no doubt retain their place in the starting line-up.

Although they dropped a double lead and missed the chance to take the leading position in the derby against Riga FC last time out in a 2-2 draw, RFS boss Viktors Morozs is not expected to make any major changes to the squad for the match against Jelgava.

Last matches of Rīgas FS

  1. Riga FC

    2 : 2

    Rīgas FS

    Virsliga

  2. Rīgas FS

    3 : 0

    Valmiera

    Virsliga

  3. Metta / LU

    0 : 6

    Rīgas FS

    Virsliga

  4. Super Nova

    1 : 6

    Rīgas FS

    Virsliga

  5. Rīgas FS

    3 : 1

    FC Daugavpils

    Virsliga

Rīgas FS lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Jevgenijs Nerugals

Defenders

  • 25

    Petr Mares

  • 43

    Ziga Lipuscek

  • 52

    Marcis Oss

  • 11

    Roberts Savalnieks

Midfielders

  • 27

    Adam Markhiyev

  • 26

    Stefan Panic

  • 10

    Emerson Deocleciano

  • 17

    Cedric Kouadio

  • 7

    Ismael Diomande

Forwards

  • 19

    Andrej Ilic

FS Jelgava

Jelgava team news

Victor Osuagwu, who arrived from Slavia Prague B on loan, finally started to pay off for Latvian Jelgava, after the 19-year-old Nigerian entered the scoreboard in three of the last four Virsliga matches.

Instead of holding on to their acquired lead and recording their first road win, with a goal conceded in the 88th minute, their winless streak was extended to nine rounds (D2, L7). However, with that draw, they ended the series of three straight defeats, which is why coach Jozef Skrlik could name the same side again.

Last matches of FS Jelgava

  1. FC Daugavpils

    1 : 1

    FS Jelgava

    Virsliga

  2. FS Jelgava

    1 : 3

    Riga FC

    Virsliga

  3. Tukums

    2 : 0

    FS Jelgava

    Virsliga

  4. FS Jelgava

    2 : 0

    Valmiera

    Virsliga

  5. Auda

    1 : 0

    FS Jelgava

    Virsliga

FS Jelgava lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 23

    Raivo Sturins

Defenders

  • 5

    Vladyslav Veremeev

  • 4

    Valerijs Redjko

  • 31

    Valters Purs

Midfielders

  • 18

    Ralfs Maslovs

  • 28

    Andris Deklavs

  • 24

    Kevins Cesnieks

  • 16

    Daniels Grauds

Forwards

  • 8

    Marcis Peilans

  • 19

    Victor Osuagwu

  • 11

    Davis Valmiers

4 Reasons why we expect AH1 (-1.5)

  1. RFS has scored three or more goals in four of their last five games.
  2. RFS has won by a two-goal margin in four of their last five home games.
  3. Jelgava has lost two of the previous three league matches by a two-goal margin.
  4. RFS won both of this season's clashes against Jelgava (2-0 and 4-0).

Main prediction Rīgas FS - FS Jelgava

AH1 (-1.5)

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56% winrate

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1 wins in a row

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Rīgas FS & FS Jelgava current standing in Virsliga

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Riga 20 15 4 1 49 - 10 +39 49
2 Rīgas FS 20 14 6 0 51 - 8 +43 48
3 Valmiera 21 8 7 6 23 - 21 +2 31
4 Auda 21 8 7 6 23 - 23 0 31
5 Liepāja 19 9 3 7 30 - 28 +2 30
6 Metta / LU 20 6 5 9 26 - 36 -10 23
7 Tukums 21 6 5 10 32 - 44 -12 23
8 FS Jelgava 20 5 4 11 24 - 38 -14 19
9 FC Daugavpils 20 4 6 10 28 - 32 -4 18
10 Super Nova 20 2 1 17 17 - 63 -46 7

RFS vs Jelgava - FAQ

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Who is RFS' player to watch?

23-year-old centre-forward Andrej Ilic from Serbia is the top scorer of the Virsliga this season with 12 goals and five assists.

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Who is Jelgava's player to watch?

Victor Osuagwu will be the main attacking threat for the visiting team, after the Nigerian scored three goals in his last four appearances.