Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Monday’s football game at Estadi Nacional pits together Andorra and Latvia, the two teams who are level on points ahead of their last group game in the UEFA Nations League. Andorra did well to hold first-placed Georgia to a draw on Friday evening, but that did not help them move away from the bottom. Anyhow, the minnows aim to overtake Latvia in third position in the standings and we predict that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Monday’s clash. The Latvians, on the other hand, extended their winless run in the UEFA Nations League to five games, with the team sharing the spoils with Kazakhstan, meaning that they are still eyeing their first ever win in the new competition. Both teams are likely to go for a win in the Estadi Nacional clash and both teams to score bet should be considered.
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.