SynotTip Virsliga
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2022
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 2022 season, the LVA1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2023 - 2024 UEFA Champions League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2022 LVA1 team
  • 2023 - 2024 UEFA Europa Conference League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd and 3rd place 2022 LVA1 teams

The winner of the 2022 Latvijas kauss (Latvian Football Cup), typically a LVA1 team, also receives a berth in the 1st Qualifying Round of the 2023 - 2024 UEFA Europa Conference League.

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

11 Mar 2022 - 12 Nov 2022  10: LVA1 (8 minimum), LVA2 (2 maximum)

Season Format

During the 2022 LVA1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 9 LVA1 teams twice for a total of 36 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 2022 LVA1 season, the 10th place LVA1 team will be relegated to the LVA2, and the 9th place LVA1 team will enter into a Home-Away highest aggregate score wins Promotion/Relegation Playoff with the 2nd place LVA2 team. The Playoff winner plays in the 2023 LVA1, while the Playoff loser plays in the LVA2.


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Relegation Playoff

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateFS Metta (LVA1) 52 Grobiņas SC (LVA2) 
24.11.22FS Metta 20 Grobiņas SCHanzas vidusskolas laukums
27.11.22Grobiņas SC 23 FS MettaDaugava Stadions (Liepāja) (turf)
 FS Metta remains in LVA1 

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Valmiera Glass FK 3626 -7-385-10125761814 -2-2445311421812 -5-141481434
2Riga FC 3626 -3-781-6823451815 -0-345349251811 -3-436341420
3FK Rīgas Futbola skola 3622 -10-476-833251189 -7-2343915241813 -3-242441727
4FK Liepāja 3621 -7-870-7242301810 -3-5333520151811 -4-337372215
5FK Auda Riga 3615 -6-1551-42366189 -2-729301812186 -4-8221218-6
6FK Tukums 2000 3611 -5-2038-3869-31186 -3-9211832-14185 -2-11172037-17
7BFC Daugapils 369 -7-2034-3067-37185 -6-7211827-9184 -1-13131240-28
8FK Spartaks Jūrmala 369 -4-2331-3775-38184 -1-13132140-19185 -3-10181635-19
9FS Metta 365 -7-2422-4186-45183 -5-10142237-15182 -2-1481949-30
10SK Super Nova 364 -8-2420-2481-57182 -3-1391245-33182 -5-11111236-24
2023-2024 UEFACL
2023-2024 UEFAECL
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to LVA2

Results

Sat - 12 Nov 2022
 FK Liepāja 02 Valmiera Glass FKDaugava Stadions (Liepāja)
 BFC Daugavpils 01 FK Auda RigaCeltnieks Stadions
 FK Tukums 2000 12 FK Spartaks JūrmalaTukuma mākslīgā laukumā stadions
 FS Metta 11 SK Super NovaRFS Jāņa Skredeļa sporta komplekss Dabīgais segum
Sun - 6 Nov 2022
 FS Metta 23 BFC DaugavpilsRFS Jāņa Skredeļa sporta komplekss Dabīgais segum
 FK Tukums 2000 02 Riga FCTukuma mākslīgā laukumā stadions
 FK Rīgas Futbola skola 00 FK LiepājaRFS Jāņa Skredeļa sporta komplekss Dabīgais segum
 SK Super Nova 16 Valmiera Glass FKOlaines stadions
Sun - 30 Oct 2022
 Valmiera Glass FK 11 FK Rīgas Futbola skolaVidzemes Olimpiskais centrs
 FK Liepāja 41 FK Tukums 2000Daugava Stadions (Liepāja)
Sat - 29 Oct 2022
 Riga FC 20 FK Auda RigaSkonto Stadions
 BFC Daugavpils 11 SK Super NovaCeltnieks Stadions
 FK Spartaks Jūrmala 20 FS MettaSlokas Stadionā
Sun - 23 Oct 2022
 FK Tukums 2000 11 Valmiera Glass FKTukuma mākslīgā laukumā stadions
 FK Auda Riga 12 FK LiepājaSkonto Stadions
Sat - 22 Oct 2022
 FS Metta 02 Riga FCRFS Jāņa Skredeļa sporta komplekss Dabīgais segum
 BFC Daugavpils 11 FK Spartaks JūrmalaCeltnieks Stadions