Roma vs HJK Helsinki: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Roma vs HJK Helsinki: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Roma will be hoping to get their first Europa League of the season when they host HJK Helsinki on Thursday at 8pm (UK time).

Roma vs HJK Helsinki: Betting tips

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Roma vs HJK Helsinki: Predictions

Roma vs HJK Helsinki: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 12/25 with Hollywoodbets
Correct score Roma 3-0 HJK Helsinki 17/4 with LiveScore Bet
First Goalscorer Paulo Dybala 18/5 with SBK

Roma enter the Europa League as defending Europa Conference League champions, beating Feyenoord in the final in May, and may be looking at this competition as a potential route to the Champions League. Jose Mourinho’s side aren’t doing too badly in Serie A, currently fifth with four wins, one draw and one defeat from their opening six games, but there appear to be a number of teams fighting for the top four places.

But Roma did not get off to a good start in the Europa League. Shortly after losing 4-0 to Udinese in Serie A, Roma travelled to Ludogorets and left with a 2-1 defeat, conceded a late winner from Nonato after Eldor Shomurodov had cancelled out Cauly’s opener.

There was defeat for Roma’s opponents, HJK Helsinki, in the opening gameweek too. The Finnish side were up against tough opposition in Real Betis and fell to a 2-0 loss, conceding a goal in each half, ending a six-match unbeaten streak.

Playing in a summer league, HJK finished top of the Veikkausliiga at the regular stage, taking an advantage into the championship round as they look to win the Finnish title for a record-extending 32nd time.

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Roma vs HJK Helsinki match stats

Mourinho may look to rotate in the Europa League once again especially as his side played in Serie A on Monday, meaning the likes of Tammy Abraham could start from the bench. One man who could still start, however, is Paulo Dybala who has had a good beginning at Roma, scoring three times in seven matches across all competitions.

Roma are currently unbeaten in their past 19 home games across all competitions, a run which dates back to February 2019, winning 13 and drawing six. Meanwhile, HJK lost all three of their away matches the last time they were in the Europa League, back in 2014/15.

Roma vs HJK Helsinki: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Roma 3-0 HJK Helsinki

Roma vs HJK Helsinki odds


Roma vs HJK Helsinki head-to-head

This will be the first competitive meeting between Roma and Helsinki. Roma have faced Finnish opposition just once, knocking Ilves out of the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1991/92, while HJK have won one of their six games against Italian sides.

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