HJK vs Torshavn
Champions League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Kick off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Telia 5G-Areena (Helsinki).
The visitors have been impressing in their last five trips on the road, and have just one loss to their name so far. Their last away game in the league, against Skala Itrottarfelag saw them put on a very convincing performance, which handed them a comfortable 3-0 win at the end of the ninety minutes.
The squad managed to put that game to bed before the teams headed for the break, with all three goals coming in the first half. They also registered a much deserved clean sheet and will be hoping to recreate a similar performance when they make the trip to the Telia 5G-Areena.
The hosts, who are currently second in the Veikkausliiga, enjoyed a positive result in their last match against HIFK on the road, with the scoreline reading 2-0 at the final whistle. Their last game on home soil, against KuPS, however, finished in a frustrating 1-1 draw after their counterparts managed to bag a late equalizer.
Despite being awarded six corner kicks and making four attempts at goal, they lacked the precision to find a winner, with just one shot making it on target.
However, we can certainly expect them to be much more robust when they welcome Torshavn to their midst.
The winner, of the two legs, will script a quarterfinal clash with the team that comes out on top in the clash between Suduva and Crvena Zvezda.
HJK vs Torshavn Head to head (h2h)
The teams have never met each other on any occasion.
HJK vs Torshavn Prediction
The fixture between the two sides is likely to be a high scoring one considering that both the teams have been consistent in finding the back of the net, in most of their recent fixtures.
The hosts have amassed a total of six goals in their last five games, with three of those six coming in the latter forty-five minutes. The visitors have been just as threatening and have found the back of the net eleven times in their previous five clashes.
Five of those goals came after the restart, which means that both the squads are likely to be more threatening in the second half, than in the first.
We can certainly expect the pace of the game to pick after the break and over 2.5 goals on the scoreboard at the end of the ninety minutes. The odds are certainly on HJK’s side to walk away with the win as well.
HJK vs Torshavn Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5)
Half with most goals – Second half @ 2.00 (1/1).