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Preview: Andorra vs Latvia - predictions, team news, lineups

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Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Nations League match between Andorra and Latvia, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

within reach of promotion UEFA Nations League, Latvia end the campaign with a trip to Andorra on sunday.

Despite losing on Thursday night, the away side are two points ahead of League D Group 1 leaders.

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After a draw in the fourth match that could have secured promotion to the Third Division of the Nations League, Latvia had to wait until the final day after losing to closest rivals Moldova in the middle of the week.

head coach Dainis Kazakevic His side were two goals behind on the eve of the break in Riga, despite a 55th-minute goal. Janice Icaunicusthe hosts ultimately ended up with the first defeat of their ever perfect campaign.

The Latvians, who have won all four of their last summer games, continue their efforts to reach League C for the first time.

Topping Group 1 would also increase their chances of securing a play-off spot at Euro 2024, as well as qualifying for the second European Championship in Baltic history.

Wolves were unbeaten in eight matches before conceding Thursday’s goal, including a 0-0 draw with Norway in Oslo during World Cup qualifiers. Given such a run in the rear-view mirror, they would now fantasize about the chance to finish the job against their more modest counterparts.

Directed by Cordo Alvarez in Andorra, filmed in September 2020© Reuters

As we prepare to welcome Latvia to the tiny Estadi Nacional on Sunday, Andorra returned home earlier this week, aided by a 2-0 victory in Liechtenstein.

On the seabed of Vaduz two international minnows battled. Albert Rosas When Joan Servos At the end of either game.

If Liechtenstein can stun Moldova, the second spot should still be in their hands. Cordo Alvarez Leading his side to victory at Andorra la Vella, but more realistically the third will be their final station.

The Principality endured a grueling World Cup qualifying campaign, picking up just six points from two wins over San Marino, but have amassed a total of seven in the fourth tier of the Nations League so far.

Andorra have lost 15 of their last 20 games, but have won three of their last four at home. The two sides met in March.

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Andorra's Max Llobera in action against Moldova in the Euro 2020 qualifier on 8 June 2019© Reuters

Dainis Kazakevic, who named arguably the strongest team against Moldova, is likely to do so again. Latvia stands no chance in its efforts to secure the top spot.

Therefore, captain Antonis Sernomordis While conducting the back 4, Vladislav Gutkovsky It should start with a front line supported by Janis Ikaunieks. He is the team’s current top scorer with 11 goals.

brother of the latter davis ikaunicus It can also work for your visitors. Roberts Urdrys – I found the net twice in the reverse fixture – is another contender.

Meanwhile, Andorra could fall back behind fifth despite their mid-week success, but in both cases Max Rivera When Albert Alavedra will team up at the heart of the host’s defense. Ildefons Lima After 25 years of service, he left the team.

Albert Rosas could be a partner Ricardo Fernandez The pair only have two international goals so far, but up front.

Candidates for Andorra’s starting XI:
Alvarez; Rubio, Alavedra, Rivera, E. Garcia, Servos. Rebes, M. Vieira, M. Vales.Rosas, Fernandez

Candidates for Latvia’s starting XI:
Steinball; Savalnieks, Cernomordijs, Dubra, Jurkovskis. D. Ikaunieks, Emsis, Tobers, Ciganiks; J. Ikaunieks, Gutkowski

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Andorra 0-2 Latvia.

Latvia will secure their League C spot with a win in Andorra. They’ve averaged just over two goals per game in this Nations League campaign, so they’ll be able to keep up that pace on the final day.

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