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Latvia vs Lithuania Predictions & Tips - Latvia to continue strong home form in the Baltic Cup
- Latvia vs Lithuania predictions for Friday’s Baltic Cup match
- The game is being played at 5pm BST at Daugava Stadium
- Latvia have won their last 7 home matches against Lithuania
- I am backing Latvia to win in Riga
- Preview, predictions, stats, squads & team news
Latvia have won 6 of their last 8 home matches in the Baltic Cup (Getty Images)
Latvia vs Lithuania Predictions
Latvia have a great home record against Latvia and are strong at home in the Baltic Cup. Lithuania have a poor away record in the competition means I am backing the hosts to win.
- Latvia have won 6 of their last 8 home matches (Baltic Cup).
- Latvia have seen under 1.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 home matches (Baltic Cup).
- Latvia have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 6 home matches (Baltic Cup).
- Latvia have won their last 7 home matches against Lithuania (all competitions).
- Lithuania have lost their last 4 matches (all competitions).
- Lithuania have lost 6 of their last 7 away matches (Baltic Cup).
- Lithuania have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
Head to Head
Latvia have a 21-11 advantage against Lithuania with 8 draws in 40 matches.
Latvia have drawn six of their last 11 matches including friendlies. They drew four of their six matches in the UEFA Nations League to finish third in Group 1 in League D.
The 11 Wolves had a poor start to their World Cup qualifying campaign. Latvia lost 2-1 against Montenegro after leading 1-0 before a 2-0 defeat in the Netherlands.
Dainis Kazakevics’ side drew 3-3 in Turkey in their last match. Roberts Savalnieks got them back in the game, they fell 3-1 behind with goals to Roberts Uldrikis and Davis Ikaunieks earning a point.
Latvia Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Roberts Ozols, Krišjānis Zviedris, Rihards Matrevics
Defenders: Vitālijs Maksimenko, Kaspars Dubra, Igors Tarasovs, Roberts Savaļnieks, Mārcis Ošs, Raivis Jurkovskis, Antonijs Černomordijs, Krišs Kārkliņš, Elvis Stuglis, Vladislavs Sorokins
Midfielders: Artūrs Zjuzins, Jānis Ikaunieks, Vladimirs Kamešs, Andrejs Cigaņiks, Vladislavs Fjodorovs, Alvis Jaunzems, Eduards Emsis, Aleksejs Saveljevs, Renārs Varslavāns, Raivis Ķiršs
Forwards: Dāvis Ikaunieks, Vladislavs Gutkovskis, Roberts Uldriķis, Raimonds Krollis
Midfielders Artūrs Zjuzins and Jānis Ikaunieks have both scored seven international goals.
19-year-old striker Raimonds Krollis has scored one goal in seven appearances.
Lithuania ended 2020 with a 2-1 win in Kazakhstan, finishing third in Group 4, League C in the UEFA Nations League.
Valdas Urbonas’s side started 2021 with a 4-0 defeat against Kosovo in an international friendly.
Lithuania went close in their opening two World Cup Qualifiers. They lost 1-0 in Switzerland and 2-0 against Italy after conceding the second goal in added time.
Lithuania lost 1-0 against Estonia in their opening match in the Baltic Cup. It was a game of few chances in Vilnius.
Lithuania Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Tomas Švedkauskas, Titas Krapikas, Deividas Mikelionis
Defenders: Saulius Mikoliūnas (Captain), Egidijus Vaitkūnas, Edvinas Girdvainis, Rolandas Baravykas, Markas Beneta, Vytas Gašpuitis, Linas Mėgelaitis, Sigitas Olberkis
Midfielders: Arvydas Novikovas, Donatas Kazlauskas, Ovidijus Verbickas, Justas Lasickas, Deimantas Petravičius, Domantas Šimkus, Martynas Dapkus, Paulius Golubickas, Tautvydas Eliošius, Karolis Šilkaitis
Forwards: Fedor Černych, Karolis Laukžemis, Edgaras Dubickas
Centre back Saulius Mikoliūnas captains the side. The 37-year-old has earned 94 international caps.
Arvydas Novikovas has scored 12 international goals with Fedor Černych scoring nine goals.
This is tale of home and away form with Latvia strong at home and Lithuania poor on the road. I am backing Latvia to win in the Baltic Cup.
Best Bet: Latvia Win Full Time Result @175.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Latvia Win To Nil @350.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Latvia Win 1-0 Correct Score @700.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit