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RFS vs Linfield betting tips: Europa Conference League Play-off Round First Leg preview, predictions and odds

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Match preview

What a great opportunity for both to make history, so who will seize the moment at Daugavas stadions?

Linfield are aiming to qualify for a first-ever UEFA group, with their best run, before this season, coming in 2019 when Qarabağ beat them in the play-offs.

This year through, David Healy’s team ousted The New Saints in Champions League qualifying, before suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of Bodø/Glimt and the Zürich.

Nevertheless, if the 56-times champions of Northern Ireland win this one, they’ll make history and qualify for the Europa Conference League.

Will the Blues be in a good position when the second leg rolls around at Windsor Park?

RFS meantime won the Virslīga for the first time in their 60-year history last season.

In that clash, despite only drawing 1-1 at home, Petr Mareš and then Andrej Ilić were on target in last week’s 3-1 victory in Malta.

So, RFS come into this tie full of optimism, looking to establish a first leg leat in Rīga.


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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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