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

HJK Helsinki v Roma- Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Roma will look to keep their Europa League qualification hopes alive when they travel to HJK Helsinki on Thursday at 8pm (UK time).

HJK Helsinki v Roma: Betting tips

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HJK Helsinki v Roma: Predictions

HJK Helsinki v Roma: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 4/5 with Paddy Power
Correct score 0-2 27/5 with Bet UK
First Goalscorer Tammy Abraham 7/2 with Betfred

Jose Mourinho’s Conference League-winning Roma journey to the Finnish capital on Thursday night with their chances of qualifying for the Europa League knockouts hanging in the balance. As it stands, the Eternal City club are third in the Group C table and currently three points behind second-placed Ludogorets.

After four matchdays in 2022/23, Mourinho has managed to oversee just the single win, which came in the reverse fixture against HJK Helsinki. The Giallorossi executed a convincing 3-0 victory last month at the Stadio Olimpico, but defeats to Real Betis and Ludogorets, and a further draw with the former has seriously blunted their hopes of reaching the latter stages.

Helsinki would have been determined to make a splash in the groups and not just be there to make up the numbers. But, so far, Klubi‘s second-ever appearance in the Europa League group stages hasn’t gone according to plan. Toni Koskela’s men have suffered three defeats and picked up just the single draw against Ludogorets.

HJK Helsinki v Roma match stats

Given the importance of this game for Roma’s hopes of qualification, Mourinho is unlikely to put out a weakened side, so expect a strong line-up. That will see Chris Smalling stationed at the back and given the job of marshalling Mourinho’s backline, a player he recently urged Gareth Southgate to recall to England. The seasoned centre-back will be dangerous from set-pieces in Finland; he has scored six headed goals in Serie A since joining Roma, more than any other player currently at the club.

HJK Helsinki v Roma: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: HJK Helsinki 0-2 Roma

HJK Helsinki v Roma odds


HJK Helsinki v Roma head-to-head

15 Sep 2022 – Roma 3-0 HJK Helsinki – Europa League

Paulo Dybala, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Andrea Belotti were on the scoresheet in the reverse fixture after Helsinki’s Miro Tenho was sent off 14 minutes into the contest. Roma’s only other visit to Finland came in the 1991-92 Cup Winners’ Cup, drawing 1-1 with Ilves.

Europa League Outright Odds

Team Bet365
Liverpool 9/4
Bayer Leverkusen 11/2
Milan 10/1
Brighton 12/1
West Ham 12/1
Roma 16/1
Benfica 20/1
Sporting 25/1
Atalanta 25/1
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