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Riga vs Malmo Predictions & Tips - Malmo to show their class in the Champions League qualifiers

12 Jul 2021
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Eddy Tora 12 Jul 2021
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  • Riga vs Malmo preview, predictions & tips
  • The UEFA Champions League qualifier is being played on Tuesday (5pm BST)
  • Riga have failed to score in their last 4 Champions League matches
  • I am Malmo to win to nil in Latvia
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Malmo take on Riga in the Champions League on Tuesday (Getty)

Riga vs Malmo Predictions


Malmo bossed Riga in the first leg and should have won my a bigger margin. I am backing the Swedish champions to win to nil and advance in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

  • Riga have lost their last 2 matches (all competitions).
  • Riga have lost to nil in their last 2 matches (Champions League).
  • Riga have failed to score in their last 4 matches (Champions League).
  • Malmo have won to nil in their last 2 matches (all competitions).
  • Malmo have won to nil in 2 of their last 3 away matches (Champions League).
  • Malmo have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 7 matches (Champions League).

Head to Head


The first match between Malmo and Riga was in the first leg last week. Malmo won 1-0 in Sweden in a match where they had 22-1 shots.

Riga Form


Riga are sitting second in the Virsliga. The Latvian champions have 10 wins, two draws and four defeats in 16 matches this season.

Andris Riherts took over in June and has three wins and three defeats in his first six games in charge. 

Riga lost 1-0 at Liepaja in their last Virsliga match. They lost 1-0 in Malmo in the Champions League, managing just one shot and losing Yunusa Muritala to a red card in the 41st minute.

Riga Injuries & Team News


Winger Vladimirs Kamess is out after undergoing knee surgery.

Nigerian striker Yunusa Muritala is suspended.

Malmo Form


Malmo sit top of the Allsvenskan, returning to action in early July when they suffered a 3-2 defeat at Norrkoping. They equalised twice through Antonio Colak but couldn’t turn 23-10 shots into points.

Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side beat Riga 1-0 at home in the Champions League qualifiers. Colak scored the winner in a match where they had 22-1 shots.

Malmo’s last match was a 4-0 home win against Sirius. Colak opened the scoring with Sören Rieks, Veljko Birmancevic and Anders Christiansen wrapping up an easy win.

Malmo Injuries & Team News


Attacking midfielder Ola Toivonen is out with a knee injury.

Antonio Colak is on fire with four goals in his last three games.

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Verdict

Malmo outclassed Riga in the first leg and should be too good in Latvia. I am backing the Swedish champions to win 2-0.

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