Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
HJK are in action against PAOK in Thursday’s Conference League clash.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for HJK v PAOK are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
HJK are hoping to win again following a 2-0 Veikkausliiga triumph versus FC Inter Turku.
In that game, HJK managed 51% possession and 2 shots at goal with 0 of them on target. For HJK, the goals were scored by Hassane Bandé (71') and Bojan Radulović (81'). Inter Turku got 2 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
HJK haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve totted up the amount of 13 during that period while also conceding a total of 6. That trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, of course.
In their last game, PAOK drew 0-0 in the Super League match with Aris FC.
In that match, PAOK had 62% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Aris FC had 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
A run of hard-working showings from the PAOK defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their previous 6 outings combined. Over that same period, their forwards have scored 14.
Team News: HJK
Valtteri Moren (Knee Injury), Dejan Iliev (Elbow Injury) and Oliver Pettersson (Knee Injury) will be missing for HJK boss Toni Korkeakunnas.
We think that Klubi should kick off with a 3-4-3 system in the match, beginning the first half with Niki Maeenpaeae, Joona Toivio, Kristopher Da Graca, Jukka Raitala, Pyry Soiri, G. Kanellopoulos, Lucas Lingman, Niko Haemaelaeinen, Perparim Hetemaj, Bojan Radulovic and Boureima Bande.
Team News: PAOK
PAOK boss Răzvan Lucescu has multiple availability issues to deal with. Marcos Antônio (Muscle Injury) and Filipe Soares (Strain) are not able to play.
It’s our belief that Dikefalos tou Vorra could decide to make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation by sending out Dominik Kotarski, Tomasz Kedziora, William Troost-Ekong, K. Koulierakis, Abdul Rahman Baba, Theocharis Tsingaras, Stefan Schwab, Andrija Zivkovic, Thomas Murg, Kiril Despodov and Mbwana Samatta.
We’re of the opinion that HJK could well find it tough to put one past this PAOK team who we reckon should score & stay on top.
We’ve gone for a narrow 0-1 advantage for PAOK at the end of the 90 minutes.
Hoping for a good game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 Korkeakunnas
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 1, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group G)
⭐ Key Player: Bojan Radulović
Mostly used in the Striker position, Bojan Radulović was born in Lleida, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for AIK in the 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 16 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2023 campaign so far in 20 appearances.