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Their forthcoming Europa League Qualifiers match sees HJK going into battle with opponents Maribor on Thursday.
Our HJK v Maribor tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as the best betting odds.
HJK enter this match following a 1-1 Veikkausliiga draw versus AC Oulu.
The only player to score from HJK was Bojan Radulović (14'). Michael López (91') scored for AC Oulu.
In their past 6 fixtures, Toni Koskela's HJK have hit the back of the net a total of 7 times - an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.17.
Since a loss in their previous game against Olimpija Ljubljana in PrvaLiga action, Maribor will be aiming to make amends here.
Timi-Max Elšnik (79') was the scorer for Olimpija Ljubljana.
Looking at their form, and Maribor have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 9 goals overall. Defensively, Maribor just haven’t been too solid at all. Regardless, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern will be maintained in this next game.
Team News: HJK
Manuel Martic (Leg Injury), Roope Riski (Knee Injury) and Valtteri Moren (Knee Injury) won’t be available for HJK manager Toni Koskela.
In our view, Klubi will possibly employ a 3-4-3 formation for this game with Conor Hazard, Miro Tenho, Arttu Hoskonen, Jukka Raitala, David Browne, Santeri Vaeaenaenen, Lucas Lingman, Murilo, Santeri Hostikka, Bojan Radulovic and Malik Abubakari.
Team News: Maribor
Maribor manager Simon Rožman has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Aleks Pihler (Ankle Injury), Martin Milec (Knee Injury), Max Watson (Knee Injury) and Azbe Jug (Unknown Injury) miss out here.
We reckon that Vijoličasti might begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 lineup by sending out Menno Bergsen, Andraz Zinic, Nemanja Mitrovic, Sven Karic, Gregor Sikosek, Jan Repas, Vladan Vidakovic, Marko Bozic, Rok Kronaveter, Ivan Brnic and Roko Baturina.
We’re inclined to think that Maribor should get enough chances to find the back of the net against this HJK team, but that probably won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 winning margin for HJK by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Could easily see this go either way.
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: Miro Tenho
Chairman: Olli-Pekka Lyytikäinen
Manager: Toni Koskela
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 2
⭐ Star Player: Bojan Radulović
Mostly played in the Striker position, Bojan Radulović was born in Lleida, Spain. Having played his first senior match for AIK in the 2020 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 5 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2022 season to date in 15 appearances.