After the European obligations, Valmiera stayed without three key players Alvis Jaunzems, Ivan Zhelizko, and Camilo Mena. They were really important players and without them they took only one draw in the last 5 matches, losing to relegation candidate Tukums 2000 in the Cup 1/4 finals. They are in complete downfall + key midfielder Alioune Ndoye (9/2) is suspended after the red card in the last round. RFS has 6 wins in a row (in the league and cup). They can’t afford to lose any points because they are 3 points behind Riga. After yesterday’s home defeat of Riga against Jelgava 3-5 (on 33 odds for Jelgava), they have an ENORMOUS chance to be at the top, having a better goal difference.