Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Faroe Islands will be looking to build on back-to-back wins over Malta and Andorra when they welcome Latvia at their Torsvollur. The Islanders could not have wished for a better start to their Nations League campaign, but they do not want to stop now. The hosts are high on spirits ahead of Saturday’s clash, and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field.
Experienced attacker Klaemint Olsen, who scored the winner against Andorra, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts. The Latvians shared the spoils with the likes of Malta and Andorra at the start of their Nations League campaign, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Faroe Islands. Given the home team’s current form, we are positive that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Torshavn.
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.