HJK vs Riga FC for the Europa League qualification match on Thursday at Telia 5G Arena Stadium.
Next Thursday, 15th August 2019, HJK and Riga FC face each other for a UEFA Europa League Qualifying match. The match has kick-off at 17:00 at Telia 5G-Areena Stadium (Helsinki).
The first round of the qualifiers ended in both teams sharing the points at Riga’s home team. The second leg will be the decisive match entirely as a knockout game. Both sides have proved since the last game that they are equally strong on the field and on the charts.
HJK have lost just one game in the last ten games overall. Visitors were close to losing only twice in the same period in national league games on their calendar. Both teams have shown their scoring skills in recent games.
The hosts have scored eight goals in their last four games, while visitors have scored seven at the same time. At home, the hosts have been unbeaten for five games. They are confident after a 4-0 win over Lahti in their last home game.
The guests are gradually recovering from their Europa League defeat against Piast. They have lost three games in ten away matches this season.
Clashes between the two teams
Their last encounter in the first qualifying match was their first encounter that ended in a draw.
The hosts would count on their last-minute goals in the game. They will be looking forward to returning to the game in the second half. As both teams have scored in most of their recent games, there would be nothing less than raining attacks at both ends of the pitch.
We can expect a couple of goals in total within ninety minutes on both sides. The hosts would be victorious after the final whistle.