Ace Football previews the Europa League clash between Roma and HJK and offers team news, fixture history, betting tips and the latest odds.
Roma are massive favorites to come away with a win on Thursday against HJK in the Europa League. It is fair to say that, anything but a win for Roma at Stadio Olimpico, Rome will be an enormous surprise.
Both Roma and HJK aim to do their best to prove to their respective set of fans they are the better team on the pitch. We are bound to see an exciting game this coming Thursday.
Position in the Europa League table: Roma vs HJK
The current Group C table shows these two sides on the same number of points so far this season. As such, both have an opportunity to gain some ground on their upcoming opponent in this round 2 clash. There is every reason to keep a close watch on Roma clashing with HJK over three points this coming Thursday.
Latest form and previous Europa League encounters between Roma and HJK
Roma performing as expected
Results have been on par for Roma in their past games, as they have performed more or less according to expectations. In their last three games, Roma lost 4-0 against Udinese, got defeated 2-1 by Ludogorets before winning 1-2 against Empoli.
HJK happy with premiere
Their past three matches saw HJK beating HIFK 2-1, losing 0-2 against Real Betis, and beating Honka by 1-2.
Fixture history: Roma vs HJK
For the first time ever HJK will face off against Roma in the Europa League. It will be exciting to see how the two sides are matched in this first Europa League encounter.
Roma vs HJK Stats
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on statistics from the last couple of matches that Roma and HJK played across all tournaments.
- Roma have not lost the last 19 home matches in a row
- Roma have scored in 20 of the last 22 home matches
- Roma have scored in 14 of the last 15 matches
- Roma have won 6 of the last 7 home matches
- Roma have not conceded in 9 of the last 11 home matches
- HJK have scored in 17 of the last 19 matches
- HJK have scored in 15 of the last 17 away matches
- HJK have not lost 9 of the last 10 matches
- HJK have not lost 6 of the last 7 away matches
- HJK have conceded in 8 of the last 10 away matches
Primary goal getter
As the new Europa League campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Roma and HJK. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.
Match predictions: Roma vs HJK
To summarise, the upcoming match between Roma and HJK appears to be a good chance to place some bets. Therefore, we have come up with the recommended betting suggestion for this game. However, we also present some lower and higher-risk alternatives.