Our prediction for this match:
San Marino and Latvia go head to head in a friendly international at Stadio Olimpico di Serravalle on Wednesday. Against all odds, San Marino did well to hold Liechtenstein to a goalless draw in their last group game in the Nations League, but you should bear in mind that the minnows failed to find the net in the previous five games in all competitions.
The Latvians, on the other hand, suffered a shocking loss to Malta in October, and seeing that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Latvia’s previous seven games, a low-scoring affair is on the horizon in Serravalle. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in three of the previous four meetings between the two clubs. Wednesday’s game will be played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread.
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.