Prediction: HJK vs Malmo FF
- Title : Prediction: HJK vs Malmo FF
With last Wednesday's 2-1 victory in the back of their hand, Malmö FF are in a good position to survive the second qualifying round for the UEFA Champions League in one piece. The Swedes now also benefit from the abolished away goal regulation. 1-0 home win would have been enough for the Finns last season because of the goal in Malmö to advance, a 1-0 today would only lead to extra time. In any case, in the run-up to the encounter between HJK and Malmö, the odds in the direction of the guests, who on are also significantly more experienced internationally than the men from Helsinki.
HJK is playing a very strong year in 2021. However, that did not protect HJK from suffering two setbacks in the last week. First there was the first defeat since September 2020 in the league on Saturday before the first leg against Malmö FF. And then the match in Sweden was lost 2-1.
This means that the 30-time Finnish champion, who is currently leading the Finnish Veikkausliiga by six points, is once again on the verge of losing the qualification. Most recently, HJK failed on its way to the Champions League ten times in a row at the latest in the third qualifying round.
Malmö FF could ultimately be satisfied with the 2-1 home win over HJK Helsinki. A draw would be enough to secure qualification, however I believe that Malmö will secure this earlier and 2.20 odds is too good to let go.
Malmo win and under 2.5 goals
|Prediction||Malmo to win|
|Start Time||18:00 : 27-Jul-21|