Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Derry City will look to make a flying start to their Conference League qualifying campaign when they take on Riga at Brandywell Stadium. The Candystripes aim to build on back-to-back wins over UC Dublin and Bohemians, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Thursday’s clash. One of the men to watch in the home team will be Jamie McGonigle, who has netted nine goals so far this term.
Riga, on the other hand, occupy third place in the Latvian championship ahead of the trip to Ireland. Derry City, though, are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and we predict that Ruaidhri Higgins’ troops are going to prove their worth on the field. It has to be noted that the two sides meet for the first time ever in European competitions.