Our prediction for this Euro 2024 match:
Skonto stadions will host Thursday’s EURO 2024 qualifier between Latvia and Armenia. The Latvians are having a qualifying campaign to forget, with the team losing each of their five group games and, no doubt, they are low on confidence ahead of the visit of Armenia. Widzew Lodz defender Andrejs Cigankis is banned for the match due to the accumulation of yellow cards, while forward Marko Regza is pushing for a start.
The Armenians, on the other hand, aim to keep their EURO 2024 qualification hopes alive and seeing that the hosts head into the match with the lack of motivation, away triumph should be considered. There are no suspended players in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Riga. Earlier in the process Armenia defeated Latvia 2-1, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the visiting team.
Highlighted Team (Latvia):
Latvia is yet another former Soviet republic. The Latvian footballers played for the Soviet Union national team until 1992 and they have been playing for Latvia ever since. The Sarkanbaltsarkanie (Red-white-red) did remarkably well to qualify for the Euro 2004 finals, but they failed to impress at the showpiece tournament in Portugal.
Latvia kicked off their Euro 2004 campaign with a 2-1 loss to Czech Republic and they managed to hold Germany to a goalless draw in their second group game. The former Soviet republic suffered a 3-0 loss to Netherlands in their last game in Group D and, as a result, they did not make it to the knockout stages of the European Championship finals.
Latvia suffered their biggest defeat on May 29, 1927 when they were beaten by Sweden 12-0 in Stockholm. Speaking of their biggest victory, the Latvians outclassed Lithuania 5-0 on two occasions. The Latvian national football team play their home games at Skonto stadium in Riga and the capacity of the venues is 9.500.