Their next UCL Qualifiers meeting sees HJK taking on opponents Malmö on Tuesday.
All HJK v Malmö match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
HJK fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 2-0 Veikkausliiga success versus FC Haka.
In that match, HJK managed 57% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For HJK, the scorers were Jair (2') and Filip Valenčič (27'). At the other end, FC Haka had 5 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
HJK haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve totted up the amount of 12 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, of course.
Malmö come into this meeting following on from a 0-2 Allsvenskan win to beat Mjällby AIF in their most recent match.
In that game, Malmö FF managed 47% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Malmö FF, the scorers were Adi Nalić (58') and Veljko Birmančević (61'). Mjällby AIF had 4 shots on goal with 2 on target.
A run of steadfast displays from the Malmö FF defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 2 from their past 6 outings combined. In that time, their own attack force has managed to score 15.
Team News: HJK
HJK boss Toni Koskela has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this clash with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Malmö
In an otherwise full-strength group of players, there is just a single fitness problem for the Malmö boss Jon Tomasson to be concerned about. Ola Toivonen (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
We feel that over the course of the game, HJK will have to work hard as a team to be putting a goal past this Malmö lineup who we think will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We therefore see a 0-1 winning score for Malmö when the referee blows for full-time.
Little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bolt Arena (10,770)
Captain: Daniel O'Shaughnessy
Chairman: Olli-Pekka Lyytikäinen
Manager: Toni Koskela
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 1
🔑 Key Player: Filip Valenčič
Mostly deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Filip Valenčič was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After having played his first senior match for Notts County in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 4 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2021 season so far in a total of 12 appearances.