Our prediction for this Nations League match:
The League D, Group 1 encounter between Georgia and Latvia will be an interesting match, since team are equally matched over the years. They played a total of eight matches against each other and both nations have won three times. Mind you, Georgia humiliated Latvia in their last match, a friendly that finished 5:0 in favor of the Georgians. Neither team were close to qualifying for the World Cup, but they will search for their chance to do better in these League of Nations matches. Even though they somehow lost their last match against lowly Luxembourg, Georgia is not in bad form, having four wins and a draw in the last six matches. Latvia might be in for a hard match with their current run of games being less than successful especially since they played some of the lowest ranked footballing countries in the world. Georgia should have an easy home win.
Highlighted Player (Solomon Kvirkvelia):
Solomon Kvirkvelia is a Georgia international who plays for Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow as a centre-back. Kvirkvelia started his career at the youth team of Zenit Saint Petersburg and in 2010 he moved to Rubin Kazan. The 196-cm tall defender played for Rubin Kazan from 2011 to 2017 and then he joined fellow Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.
Solomon Kvirvelia made his Lokomotiv Moscow debut on March 5, 2017 in a 3-0 loss to Krylya Sovetov and he scored his first ever goal for the capital club on July 18, 2017 in a 1-0 victory over Arsenal Tula. The Lokomotiv Moscow centre back made his Moldova debut on March 5, 2014 in a friendly game against Liechtenstein.
Speaking of his honours, it has to be noted that he won two Russian Cup titles with Rubin Kazan and Lokomotiv Moscow respectively. His main position is centre back, but he is used as a right-back as well. Kvirkvelia’s contract with Lokomotiv Moscow should expire on June 30, 2021.
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.