Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow betting tips: UEFA Europa League preview, predictions & odds

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Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow betting tips

This article covers Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: A UEFA Europa League logo is pictured on the match ball during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Vitoria Guimaraes at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow: Match details

Match: Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow

Competition: UEFA Europa League

Date: September 24, 2020

Kick-off time: 6:00 pm, September 24, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Skonto

Betting prediction: Riga FC 0-3 Celtic Glasgow

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Riga welcomes Celtic to the Skonto Stadium in Latvia on Thursday for this UEFA Europa League match. The winner will progress to the Qualifier Round Playoffs.

 

This will be the first time Riga have faced a Scottish side in competitive action.

 

The furthest Riga have got in the Europa League is the Qualifier Round Playoffs. Last season, they were eliminated by Copenhagen in the Playoffs 2-3 on aggregate.

 

This is also Celtic’s first time facing a Latvian team in competitive European football.

 

Celtic are the much more experienced and highly decorated side of the two. They famously won the European Cup in 1966/67. The Hoops were also runners up of this competition in 2003/04.

 

Coincidentally, Celtic also had their Europa League run ended by Copenhagen last season. They were defeated 2-4 on aggregate in the Round of 32.

Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow: What are the betting odds?

Riga defeated Tre Fiori of San Marino at home to get to the third qualifying round. Despite home advantage, their odds of 10/1 suggest not many are expecting another home win here.

 

Glasgow Celtic have drawn one of their four away matches this season; a 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock. Odds of 11/2 are available if you see Riga and Celtic cancelling each other out on Thursday.

 

Celtic have won three matches in a row coming into this knockout fixture. They are the 2/9 favourites to advance to the Qualifier Round Playoffs by defeating Riga in normal time.

Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow – recent form and head to head statistics

Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow form
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FK Jelgava vs Riga FC - 0:2
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Riga FC vs FK Liepaja - 2:1
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Riga FC vs FK Metta / Lu - 4:0
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FK Spartaks Jurmala vs Riga FC - 1:2
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Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow - 0:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Celtic Glasgow vs Glasgow Rangers - 0:2
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St Johnstone FC vs Celtic Glasgow - 0:2
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FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow - 0:1
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Celtic Glasgow vs Hibernian FC - 3:0
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Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow - 0:1
Last 5 games for Riga FC
October 17, 2020Virsliga 2020Riga FC0 - 0FK Metta / Lu
October 17, 2020Virsliga 2020FK Jelgava0 - 2Riga FC
October 4, 2020Virsliga 2020Riga FC2 - 1FK Liepaja
October 3, 2020Virsliga 2020BFC Daugavpils0 - 0Riga FC
October 1, 2020Latvia Cup 2020Riga FC4 - 0FK Metta / Lu
Last 5 games for Celtic Glasgow
October 17, 2020Premiership 20/21Celtic Glasgow0 - 2Glasgow Rangers
October 4, 2020Premiership 20/21St Johnstone FC0 - 2Celtic Glasgow
October 1, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21FK Sarajevo0 - 1Celtic Glasgow
September 27, 2020Premiership 20/21Celtic Glasgow3 - 0Hibernian FC
September 24, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Riga FC0 - 1Celtic Glasgow
Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow UEFA Europa League 20/21 form
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Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow statistics for most recent head to head matches
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0Average Goals Scored1
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Last 5 games & match results between Riga FC and Celtic Glasgow
September 24, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Riga FC0 - 1Celtic Glasgow

Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow: Recommended bets

101 Great Goals’ prediction of Riga 0-3 Celtic is available at odds of 13/2.

 

Riga’s last home victory in this competition was a 1-0 versus Tre Fiori of San Marino. A repeat of this scoreline on Thursday is available at odds of 28/1.

 

Celtic’s last away win was a 0-5 hammering of Ross County two weeks ago. You can back them at 18/1 for another 0-5 drumming on Thursday.

 

The Hoops’ matches this season have been typically high scoring. They have had over 2.5 goals in all but 2 of their 9 games. You can back another high scoring game here on Thursday with odds of 8/15 for over 2.5 goals.

 

Celtic have kept four clean sheets already this season. They are 4/5 to add another on Thursday evening.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 02: Olivier Ntcham of Celtic celebrates after he scores during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow: Match preview

This Europa League match is something of a second chance saloon for both Riga and Celtic. Both sides were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Rounds already this season.

 

Riga suffered a 2-0 defeat in Tel Aviv against Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv in the First Qualifying Round. The Latvians would have been unhappy to go out conceding two penalties, both of which were converted by Bury-born Nick Blackman.

 

Celtic got past KR Reykjavík in the First Qualifying Round, hammering the Icelandic side 6-0. They met Ferencváros of Hungary in the Second Qualifying Round, losing 1-2 at home.

 

It was a very frustrating night for the Scottish Champions, having 71% of possession and getting 28 of their 39 shots on target. To only score 1 from that number of shots is either miraculous goalkeeping, awful finishing, or a bit of both.

 

Thursday night will likely see a repeat of that match-up tactically. Celtic will dominate the ball and shot-count. The question will be, will we see another night of frustration in Latvia as it was against Ferencváros. Or, will they tear Riga apart as they did KR Reykjavík.

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Riga FC team news vs Celtic Glasgow

Antonijs Cernomordijs, a 23-year-old central defender, has been out for Riga since mid-August. Herdi Prenga and Elvis Stuglis started against Tre Fiori in defence and are expected to remain there.

 

Roman Debelko is the only other absentee due to injury. The 27-year-old forward has been out since the end of July. Kule Mbombo will likely lead the line in his absence, as he did at the weekend.

 

Stefan Panic wasn’t involved in Riga’s 1-0 win against Valmiera at the weekend. He was serving a one-match suspension for accumulated yellow cards. Panic is expected to return in defensive midfield in place of Sharpar.

 

A number of regular starters were rested at the weekend. Felipe Brisola, Ritvars Rugins and Vladimirs Kamess are all expected to return to the squad here, if not the starting XI.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard arrives during the Ladbrokes Premiership Match between Celtic and Motherwell at Celtic Park on November 10, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Celtic Glasgow team news vs Riga FC

Leigh Griffiths has been absent so far this campaign due to injury. He rolled his ankle in a pre-season friendly against Hibernian. While he is back in training, he likely plays no part on Thursday as he works his way back to fitness.

 

Mikey Johnston has also missed every game for the Hoops, due to a knee problem.

 

Boli Bolingoli broke Coronavirus quarantine rules resulting in recent matches against St Mirren and Aberdeen being postponed. He was subsequently dropped and has since been sold to Istanbul Basaksehir FK in Turkey.

 

Odsonne Edouard was rested at the weekend for Celtic’s 3-2 win against Livingston. Albian Ajeti, who was recently signed from West Ham for £5m, started instead. Neil Lennon has to make a choice on which of the two will lead the line here.

 

Christopher Jullien missed the match at the weekend against Livingston. Jullien picked up a knock in training last week. He is expected to come back into the starting XI here.

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Predicted Riga FC line-up vs Celtic Glasgow

Riga FC's predicted XI to face Celtic Glasgow.

Riga FC’s predicted XI to face Celtic Glasgow.

Predicted Celtic Glasgow line-up vs Riga FC

Celtic Glasgow's predicted XI to face Riga FC.

Celtic Glasgow’s predicted XI to face Riga FC.

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