Roma vs. HJK Helsinki Prediction, Tips & Odds – Sep. 15, 2022 21:00 CET
Roma and HJK Helsinki will play a match of the second round of the Europa League in the capital of Italy at the Olimpico stadium on Thursday at 21:00. Both teams have lost matches in the first round of Group C. So they will be looking for their first points in this match.
Roma had a great start to the season. They won 10 points from the first four rounds. Roma is tied for first place with Atalanta. Jose Mourinho’s team lost in the next two matches, both in the Italian championship and in the Europa League.
First, in the 5th round of Serie A, they lost against Udinese with a score of 4-0. Then in the first European match, Roma lost in Bulgaria against Ludogorets with a score of 2-1.
Even Roma lost twice in just five days, they managed to win a match at Empoli with a score of 2-1 on Monday. This was difficult match for Roma. In the end Roma got all three points with the goals of Dybala in the 17th minute and Abraham in the 71st minute of the match.
Roma will try to win against Helsinki. Considering that they are a much better rival than the champion of Finland, we believe that the first three points in the Europa League for “Giallorosse” are not in doubt.
The HJK Helsinki team has returned to the very top of Finnish football in the last few years. In the past five years they have won four championship titles, and as things stand in the Veikkausliiga, they have a chance to win another one.
They are in the first place in the table with 49 points won from the 22nd played round, which is 2 points more than the second-placed KuPS. The main problem of Helsinki this season is not so good realization of the attack. HJK Helsinki scored only 34 goals since the beginning of the season.
Last season, they played in the group stage of the Conference League. This season they won a place in the Europa League. For Helsinki, this is only the third appearance in the group stage of a European competition in the club’s history, in which they started with a 2-0 defeat against Betis in the first round.
These two teams have never played against each other in the past.
Roma (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio – Zeki Celik – Chris Smalling – Roger Ibanez – Rick Karsdorp – Bryan Cristante – Nemanja Matić – Leonardo Spinazzola – Paulo Dybala – Lorenzo Pellegrini – Tammy Abraham
HJK Helsinki (3-5-2): Conor Hazard – Arttu Hoskonen – Miro Tenho – Jukka Raitala – Pyry Soiri – Lucas Lingman – Santeri Vaananen – Nassim Boujellab – David Browne – Santeri Hostikka – Malik Abubakari
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Roma vs. HJK Helsinki Predictions
Date and time: Sep.15.2022. 21:00 CET
Pick: 1 + total goals under 4.5
Our suggestion for this match is Roma to win (1) + Total goals under 4.5.