Football prediction betting tips for FC Riga – Celtic
Riga hosts Celtic at the Skonto Stadium in a match from the 3rd qualifying round of Europa League. We are going to take a look at it in our football prediction betting tips today. Let’s go!
Riga are the obvious underdog in this fixture. The football level in Latvia is not really that good, so for many people it could be a suprise Riga reached the 3rd round of the qualifiers. They probably dream of causing an upset against Celtic, but truth is it’d be very difficult to do it.
In the previous round Riga faced San Marino’s Tre Fiori and progressed after a 1-0 win at home. The only goal was scored in the 57th minute when Pedrinho put the ball in the net for the hosts.
Celtic are aware this is their game to lose. The Scottish giants should not have any problems against Riga. If they don’t underrestimate their opponent too much this should be a walk in the park for the former European champions.
Celtic were dreaming for a return to the Champions League, but surprisingly they suffered a loss against the Hungarian team Ferencvaros. This directly sent them to the 3rd qualifying round of Europa League. What they must do now is avoid repeating what they did against Ferencvaros. But Riga are not a team of the same quality, of course.
After their defeat against Ferencvaros Celtic managed to regroup and enjoyed four consecutive wins in the Scottish Premiership. In their last game Neil Lennon’s boys hosted Livingston and achieved a 3-2 win. McGregor, Christie and Ajeti scored for the Scottish champions.
These are our football prediction betting tips today for the Europa League match between Riga and Celtic. This is a game from the third qualifying round of the competition, so one of these two teams could move very close to reaching the Europa League group stage.