RFS vs Linfield
Under 2.5 goals and both teams to score NO- 1/1!
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.
On the continent, the Latvian club had never gone beyond the third qualifying round but, having eliminated Hibernians last week, have smashed that glass ceiling.
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.