Riga FC vs HJK Prediction & Match Preview

Europa League Qualification 2019-20 Third qualifying round 1st Leg by LeagueLane

Riga FC vs HJK
Europa League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 6 August 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Daugavas stadions (Riga).

HJK had a gem of a season the last year in the Finland top division, as they posted a lead of 16 points at the pinnacle by the time the competition came to an end. This time though, they have failed to replicate the same success, as the group is struggling at the fifth position.

Their offense has not once been noteworthy, that their returns from the 18 fixtures so far in the Veikkausliiga are just 20 goals.

In-form Riga could complicate their lives further, especially considering the home advantage for the Latvians. They have been reigning at the top of the table last year, as well as at present. Take into consideration that the squad is in possession of the pole spot even with a game in hand.

Riga FC vs HJK Head-to-head (h2h)

  • These two teams are locking horns for the first time.

Riga FC vs HJK Prediction

Riga has the confidence of being the top-dog in their country, which has been ongoing for quite some time. Their opponents, on the other hand, cannot make the same claim this season.

In addition, the home advantage for the former tips the scales in their direction even further. Also, they were unbeaten in ten of their last twelve match-ups, and astonishingly in 18 of their last 21 at home.

Meanwhile, HJK was winless in four of their last five battles and is so in their last three in a row on the road. Importantly, the main reason for them to get the boot from the CL Qualification was their poor run in away ties.

On the basis of form, and home status, the favorites for this game is surely Riga.

Riga FC vs HJK Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Riga FC or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Riga FC to Score the First Goal @ 2.40 (7/5).