SynotTip Virsliga
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2021
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 2021 season, the LVA1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2022 - 2023 UEFA Champions League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2021 LVA1 team
  • 2022 - 2023 UEFA Europa Conference League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd and 3rd place 2021 LVA1 teams

The winner of the 2021 Latvijas kauss (Latvian Football Cup), typically a LVA1 team, also receives a berth in the 1st Qualifying Round of the 2022 - 2023 UEFA Europa Conference League.

Leagues Pyramid - Latvia

Abbrev League # of Teams
LVA1 Optibet Virslīga 9
LVA2 Latvijas Pirmā līga (1.līga) 10
LVA3 Latvian Second League (2.līga) 50

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

13 Mar 2021 - 6 Nov 2021  9: LVA1 (8 minimum), LVA2 (1 maximum)

Season Format

During the 2021 LVA1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 8 LVA1 teams twice for a total of 32 league matches per team. 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 2021 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 2022 LVA1, while the Playoff loser plays in the LVA2.


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 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1FK Rīgas Futbola skola 2820 -6-266-6522431410 -2-2323412221410 -4-034311021
2Valmiera Glass FK 2819 -5-462-5419351410 -3-13324717149 -2-329301218
3FK Liepāja 2816 -3-951-472621148 -2-426251213148 -1-52522148
4Riga FC 2814 -8-650-542628149 -3-230321121145 -5-42022157
5FK Spartaks Jūrmala 2811 -2-1535-4041-1147 -1-62222166144 -1-9131825-7
6BFC Daugapils 289 -5-1432-3753-16146 -2-62022211143 -3-8121532-17
7FS Metta 285 -5-1820-3355-22143 -4-7132127-6142 -1-1171228-16
8FC Noah Jūrmala 281 -0-273-896-88140 -0-140151-50141 -0-133745-38
9FK Ventspils 00 -0-05-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
2022-2023 UEFACL
2022-2023 UEFAECL
Relegation Playoff

Results

Sat - 6 Nov 2021
 Riga FC 00 Valmiera Glass FKSkonto Stadions
 FS Metta 30 FC Noah JūrmalaRFS Jāņa Skredeļa sporta komplekss Dabīgais segum
 FK Spartaks Jūrmala 01 FK LiepājaSlokas Stadionā
Sun - 31 Oct 2021
 FK Rīgas Futbola skola 00 Riga FCRFS Jāņa Skredeļa sporta komplekss Dabīgais segum
 FK Liepāja 31 BFC DaugapilsDaugava Stadions (Liepāja)
 Valmiera Glass FK 10 FS MettaVidzemes Olimpiskais centrs
Wed - 27 Oct 2021
 Valmiera Glass FK 11 Riga FCVidzemes Olimpiskais centrs
 FK Liepāja 30 FC Noah JūrmalaDaugava Stadions (Liepāja)
Sat - 23 Oct 2021
 FK Liepāja 30 FC Noah JūrmalaDaugava Stadions (Liepāja)
 FK Liepāja wins 3-0 by walkover. 
 BFC Daugapils 30 Riga FCCeltnieks Stadions
Wed - 20 Oct 2021
 FS Metta 25 FK Rīgas Futbola skolaRFS Jāņa Skredeļa sporta komplekss Dabīgais segum
Sun - 17 Oct 2021
 Riga FC 11 FS MettaSkonto Stadions
 BFC Daugapils 30 FC Noah JūrmalaCeltnieks Stadions
 Match awarded 3-0 to BFC Daugapils by walkovver, 
Sat - 16 Oct 2021
 FK Rīgas Futbola skola 11 FK Spartaks JūrmalaRFS Jāņa Skredeļa sporta komplekss Dabīgais segum
 Valmiera Glass FK 10 FK LiepājaVidzemes Olimpiskais centrs
Sat - 2 Oct 2021
 FS Metta 22 BFC DaugapilsHanzas vidusskolas laukums