Ventspils - Daugava Daugavpils
The defending Latvian champions Ventspils take on Daugava Daugavpils at theolimpiskā centra ventspils stadionā. Ventspils are the best team in Latvia without doubt, they showed that last year, and have kept up their good form this season as well. A record of 7-0-0, and a goal difference of 16-4 is just staggering. Many changes were made before the season.
They hired Jurģis Pučinskis as manager, and brought in 3 class players. Vitaljis Recickis from Daugava Riga, Kiko Insa from Vikingur, and Ndue Mujeci from Ada Velipölje. Their ambitions over go Latvia, they seek towards European success.
Their opponents Daugava Daugavpils ended 3rd last year, though many points from Ventspils 1st place. They have had no major changes in the pre-season. They have only signed ukranian youngster Artem Kulishenko from Chernomorets Odessa’s B-team. And right now they are placed on a 4th place, with a record of 5-0-1.
So no bad team, but Ventspils just have more class, and especially at home.