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Ventspils and Luftëtari Gjirokastër meet at Olimpiskā center Ventspils Stadionā, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (1st Qualifying Round). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. Attention to the house factor, since the Ventspils usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of taking advantage of the home advantage to achieve a positive result. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 38 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Cup, they beat BetLanes away by (1-2). In the last 10 home matches Ventspils has won 2, tied 4 and lost 4. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 14 matches, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Ventspils reach this match with a win over BetLanes, 1-2, in a match for the Latvian Cup: the goals were scored by Kolesovs and Mandzhgaladze. We recall that the locals currently occupy the fifth position of the Latvian championship, with 22 points added. In this first match against Luftetari, coach Dejan Vukicevic must play in 4-2-3-1, privileging possession of the ball and attacks by the flanks: Rugins and Tidenbergs must play on the flanks of the team. We remember that Ventspils presents great competition in the air game and defensive recovery. Apparently, there are no absences for this first leg game.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor. against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Krško by (1-1). In the last 10 away matches Luftëtari Gjirokastër has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
The Luftetari, a team from Albania, reached this stage of the Europa League, the result of the third position in the championship, when the competition ended with 59 points added. However, it is important to underline that the visiting club is far from being a successful team in their country. In this away game, coach Hasan Lika must act in his usual tactical system, privileging a medium or low block and counterattacks, thus exploring the space in the back of the opponent’s defense. The Albanian Eduart Rrica is the most important player in the Luftetari’s style of play, having a great technical and tactical quality. For this game the coach can count on all his players.