Latvia vs. Moldova 9/22/22 Nations League Soccer Picks, Predictions, Odds

Moldova vs. Latvia
September 22, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Latvia -160 / Moldova +450 // Total: 2.5
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Latvia and Moldova face off on Thursday in League D Group 1 in the Nations League at Skonto Stadium. When these two teams faced off on June 10th, it was Latvia that secured the 4-2 victory. 

Latvia currently sits in 1st place in the group, having picked up 12 points so far this season. Latvia’s last game came against Liechtenstein on June 14th, and it was a dominant victory as they were able to win 2-0. Vladislavs Gutkovskis scored a goal in the 20th minute and 28th minute. They had 63 percent of the possession and nine shots on target on the way to the victory. Latvia is expected to go young in this game with Krisjanis Zviedris, Emils Birka and Daniels Balodis all expected to move into the starting lineup. This is a big game for them, but they have to feel confident after they were able to score four goals the last time these two teams played. 

On the other side of this matchup is Moldova who currently sit in 2nd place in the standings having picked up seven points. Moldova’s last game came against Andorra and the offense scored two goals on the way to the victory. Both of Moldova’s goals in that game came by penalty. Even though that’s how they secured the win, they really dominated. Moldova had 55 percent of the possession and six shots on target. Moldova’s squad could look a lot different with seven different players on the team for this game. Vadim Rata is suspended because of yellow cards, and he won’t be able to go in this game. 

There were six goals scored the last time these two teams played, and I expect that is going to be the case again in this game. Look for Latvia to score two or three goals here, but their defense is going to have breakdowns again in this game. This game is going to be high scoring and the over will cash. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Over 2.5

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