Match: Atlantas vs. HJK Helsinki Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 30 June, 2016
Start time: 17:00 UK
Atlantas hosts HJK Helsinki in a game from the first qualifying round of “Europa League”.
In this encounter, we have a serious favorite to qualify in next round and this si Finnish team. With regard to the first meeting but chances of success are fairly evenly matched. Even before the two clash Lithuanian Atlantas knows it will be a huge sensation if you somehow manage to remove illustrious opponent.
Atlantas deliver decent last season and logically secure participation in the “Europa League”. And last campaign, this same team was part of that race and was eliminated in the first qualifying round by Beroe Stara Zagora. Beroe had no problems against the Lithuanians and removed them after two wins – first with 0-2 in Lithuania and then 3-1 in Stara Zagora.
On the other side, the Finnish team has very divided last season. The beginning of this was totally different for HJK, which is now firmly at the top of the overall standings and is very close to that to regain the title. They are much better than his upcoming opponent and is a very serious surprise if you do not take advance even after the first match.
In the ranks of HJK Helsinki has some major names, such as those of Taye Taiwo, Mohammed Kamara, Anthony Annan and well-known in Europe – Mikael Forssell – a former player in the Premier League.
In the last campaign HJK Helsinki was part of the group stage of the “Europa League” and now will seek a repeat of their exploit this. Finns expect to approach very seriously in the first meeting and take the lead after his visit to Klaipeda.