2020 Latvian Higher League

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Latvian Higher League
Season2020
Matches played18
Goals scored55 (3.06 per match)
Top goalscorerNemanja Belaković
Krollis Raimonds
(4 goals each)
Biggest home winVentspils 3–0 Tukums
(20 June 2020)
Liepāja 3–0 METTA/LU
(21 June 2020)
Biggest away winTukums 0–6 Daugavpils
(25 June 2020)
Highest scoringTukums 0–6 Daugavpils
(25 June 2020)
Daugavpils 4–2 METTA/LU
(29 June 2020)
Longest winning run3 matches
RFS
Longest unbeaten run3 matches
RFS
Ventspils
Longest winless run4 matches
Tukums
Longest losing run4 matches
Tukums
2019
2021
All statistics correct as of 29 June 2020.

The 2020 Latvian Higher League is the 29th season of top-tier football in Latvia. The season began on 15 June 2020 and will end on 29 November 2020.[1] The league winners will earn a place in the UEFA Champions League and the second and third-placed clubs will earn a place in the new UEFA Europa Conference League.[2]

Riga are the defending champions after winning the league the previous season.[3]

Teams[edit]

The nine clubs from the previous season remained in the league and Tukums joined as champions of 1.Liga.[4]

Locations of the 2020 Latvian Higher League teams

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 RFS 4 4 0 0 14 3 +11 12 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Riga 4 3 0 1 8 2 +6 9 Qualification for the Europa Conference League first qualifying round
3 Ventspils 4 2 1 1 8 4 +4 7[a]
4 Spartaks Jūrmala 5 2 1 2 8 11 −3 7[a]
5 Liepāja 4 2 0 2 7 7 0 6[b]
6 Jelgava 4 2 0 2 3 5 −2 6[b]
7 Daugavpils 4 2 0 2 10 5 +5 6[b]
8 METTA/LU 5 2 0 3 7 10 −3 6[b]
9 Valmiera Glass ViA 5 1 2 2 6 10 −4 5 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Tukums 5 0 0 5 2 16 −14 0 Relegation to the Latvian First League
Updated to match(es) played on 3 July 2020. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play ranking; 7) Play-off.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Ventspils 3, Spartaks Jūrmala 0.
  2. ^ a b c d Head-to-head points (GD): Liepāja 6 (+5), Jelgava 3 (0), Daugavpils 3 (-1), METTA/LU 3 (-4).

Results[edit]

Each club will play the other nine clubs home-and-away twice, for a total of 36 matches each.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of match played 29 June 2020[5]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Serbia Nemanja Belaković Spartaks 4
Latvia Krollis Raimonds METTA/LU
3 Brazil Emerson Deocleciano RFS 3
Russia Yevgeni Kozlov Ventspils
Nigeria Chinonso Nnamdi Daugavpils
Latvia Kaspars Svārups Ventspils
7 Nigeria Toluwalase Arokodare Valmiera 2
Brazil Felipe Brisola Riga
Latvia Mārtiņš Ķigurs Liepāja
Ivory Coast Alain Kouadio RFS
Latvia Andrejs Kovaļovs Daugavpils
Austria Tomáš Šimkovič RFS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virsliga". soccerway. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  2. ^ "UEL2 Access List 2021–24" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Optibet Virsliga". LFF. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  4. ^ "1.Liga". soccerway. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Latvian First Division - Top scorers". flashscore.com.

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