SynotTip Virsliga
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2020
Location
Latvia
Abbreviation
LVA1

Summary

The Latvian Higher League (LVA1) or Optibet Virslīga is the top division of Latvia's football system. At the end of the 2020 season, the LVA1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2021 - 2022 UEFA Champions League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2020 LVA1 team
  • 2021 - 2022 UEFA Europa League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd and 3rd place 2020 LVA1 teams

The winner of the 2020 Latvijas kauss (Latvian Football Cup), typically a LVA1 team, also receives a berth in the 1st Qualifying Round of the 2021 - 2022 UEFA Europa League.

Due to COVID-19, the LVA1 season was cut short to 27 regular season matches per team.

Leagues Pyramid - Latvia

Abbrev League # of Teams
LVA1 Optibet Virslīga 10
LVA2 Latvijas Pirmā līga (1.līga) 10
LVA3 Latvian Second League (2.līga) 50

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

15 Jun 2020 - 29 Nov 2020  10: LVA1 (8 minimum), LVA2 (2 maximum)

Season Format

During the 2020 LVA1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 9 LVA1 teams twice for a total of 36 league matches. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) head-to-head points, (2) head to head goal difference, (3) goal difference, (4) goals scored, (5) Fairplay ranking, then (6) a playoff.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020 LVA1 season, the 9th place LVA1 team enters into a Home-Away highest aggregate score wins Promotion/Relegation Playoff with the 1st place LVA2 Promotion Group team. The Playoff winner plays in the 2021 LVA1, while the Playoff loser plays in the LVA2.


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 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Riga FC 2723 -0-469-6021391412 -0-2363212201311 -0-23328919
2FK Rīgas Futbola skola 2721 -3-366-6621451311 -1-134329231410 -2-232341222
3Valmiera Glass FK 2713 -8-647-473314137 -3-324241113146 -5-32323221
4FK Ventspils 2712 -8-744-402515137 -4-225221111145 -4-51618144
5FK Liepāja 2712 -6-942-573423146 -4-42226197136 -2-520311516
6FK Spartaks Jūrmala 2711 -7-940-53449134 -4-51629236147 -3-42424213
7FK Jelgava 276 -4-1722-1964-45144 -2-8141436-22132 -2-98528-23
8BFC Daugapils 275 -5-1720-3048-18143 -3-8121323-10132 -2-981725-8
9FS Metta 274 -4-1916-2255-33133 -2-8111222-10141 -2-1151033-23
10FK Tukums 2000 273 -5-1914-2170-49142 -2-1081035-25131 -3-961135-24
UEFACL
UEFAEL
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to LVA2

Results

Sun - 29 Nov 2020
 FK Jelgava 07 FK LiepājaZemgales Olimpiskā centra
 FK Tukums 2000 02 FK Rīgas Futbola skolaTukuma mākslīgā laukumā stadions
 BFC Daugapils 13 FK Spartaks JūrmalaCeltnieks Stadions
 FS Metta 12 Valmiera Glass FKStadions Arkādija (grass)
 Riga FC 03 FK VentspilsSkonto Stadions
Thu - 26 Nov 2020
 FK Spartaks Jūrmala 70 FK JelgavaSlokas Stadionā
 FK Liepāja 50 FK Tukums 2000Daugava Stadions (Liepāja)
 FK Ventspils 10 FS MettaVentspils Olimpiskais Stadionā
 Valmiera Glass FK 30 BFC DaugapilsVidzemes Olimpiskais centrs
 FK Rīgas Futbola skola 30 Riga FCRTU stadions (Rīga)
Mon - 23 Nov 2020
 FK Liepāja 11 Valmiera Glass FKDaugava Stadions (Liepāja)
Fri - 20 Nov 2020
 FK Liepāja 10 FK Rīgas Futbola skolaDaugava Stadions (Liepāja)
 FK Jelgava 22 Valmiera Glass FKZemgales Olimpiskā centra
Sat - 7 Nov 2020
 FK Tukums 2000 02 Riga FCTukuma mākslīgā laukumā stadions
 FS Metta 03 FK Rīgas Futbola skolaDaugava Stadions (Rīga)
Wed - 4 Nov 2020
 FK Liepāja 01 FK Spartaks JūrmalaDaugava Stadions (Liepāja)
 BFC Daugapils 00 FK VentspilsCeltnieks Stadions
Sun - 1 Nov 2020
 Riga FC 51 FS MettaSkonto Stadions
 FK Jelgava 05 FK VentspilsZemgales Olimpiskā centra