Armenia vs Latvia preview
The match Armenia vs Latvia Preview is online, as Armenia host Latvia as they try to seek consecutive wins in Euro 2024 at Republican stadium on June 19, 2023. Armenia had victory in the 4-2 against Wales in Cardiff of Friday. While Latvia lost the match with Turkey on the Friday meetings.
Armenia vs Wales was not a expected one with six goal thriller, due to home ground’s play tight in Cardiff. Oleksandr Pertakov’s side ended the Welsh’s unbeaten run for 12 games run in European championship qualifying with total of nine wins and three draws, since a defeat by England in 2011.
Grant Leon Ranos and Lucan Zelarayan scored two goals each in Havakakan’s victory that ended Armenia’s sequence of four consecutive losses in Euro qualifying. Petrakov’s team could consolidate on that triumph when they host Latvia and maximam points could take them into second places with wales and turkey facing off in Group’s other game. Denmark had victory against Northern Ireland in 1-0 in Euro 2024 qualifiers round.
Croatia’s participation in the Nations league decider opens the door for Armenia to the group favourites, although the latter will have played a game more. Latvia are defeated by turkey with 3-2 which made them to make it to the bottom of the table. Kristers Tobers thought his 94th minute equaliser had secured a point, only for Irfan Can Kahveci to score a minute later for visitors.
Latvia are yet to secure a point after two games, with the latest defeat leaving Dainis Kazakevics‘s team without a point from six available.
The 3-2 loss means the Baltic nation have lost 12 of their last 13 in Euro qualifying, offering little optimism for Monday’s encounter in Yerevan. Latvia had lost the match against Wales in Euro 2024 qualifiers round with 1-0.
Team News and Injury
Zelarayan and Ranos were first-rate against Wales, and the pair are anticipated to play from the off against Latvia.
Andre Calisir was withdrawn after an hour in Cardiff, and Monday’s game may come too soon for the Armenia defender.
Eduards Emsis levelled for Latvia against Turkey but was dismissed after receiving a second yellow, ruling out the suspended midfielder for their trip to Yerevan.
Nils Purins replaced Pavels Steinbors between the sticks in Friday’s defeat, and it remains to be seen if the first-choice goalkeeper returns for next week’s clash.
Head to Head stats
The two teams have met just twice thus far, with both games being friendlies. The visitors have enjoyed an unbeaten run in these games with one win and a draw. The hosts have failed to score in their two meetings against the visitors.
The hosts are winless in nine of their last 10 games in all competitions, failing to score in four games in that period. They are winless in their last four home games, suffering three defeats in that period.
The visitors have failed to score in just one of their last 14 games in all competitions. Armenia have scored one goal apiece in five of their last seven home games.
Both teams have conceded four goals in two games in the European qualifiers this season and the hosts have outscored the visitors 5-2 in that period. The hosts have scored at least two goals in four of their last six games in all competitions.
Armenia vs Latvia Prediction
Havakakan have struggled in their recent games but produced a remarkable performance in their previous outing against Wales. Zelarayán scored twice and picked up an assist to continue his rich form in the international break as well.
The visitors put up a good fight against Turkey last time around and are expected to produce another strong display in this match. They are yet to concede a goal against the hosts.
Nonetheless, considering the current form of the two teams, we expect the hosts to eke out a narrow win.