Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Skonto stadions will host Thursday’s Conference League game between Riga and Derry City. Riga did well to beat Derry City 2-0 at Brandywell Stadium, but it has to be noted that forward Matthew Smith was sent off for the hosts after 65 minutes. The 25-year-old is banned for the return leg, but there are no other fresh injury worries in the away team.
Riga are with one foot in the Conference League second qualifying round, and, no doubt, they would be happy with a draw this time out. Ukraine forward Oleksandr Filippov, who found the net in the first leg, will be one of the men to watch in the home team. In their last home game in the Conference League qualifiers Riga played out a 1-1 draw with Lincoln Red Imps, which is yet another reason why the share of spoils is on the cards.