Riga hosts HJK
Riga hosts HJK in a first game from the third qualifying round of Europa League. Stay with us, because we will have a good look at this match in our winning soccer predictions.
Riga started their European campaign in the Champions League qualifying rounds, but they suffered a defeat against the Irish champion Dundalk. Both games between these two sides ended with 0-0 draws, which led to penalties. The Irishmen had a better luck and progressed, while Riga had to join Europa League.
In the Latvian Virsliga Riga are once again leading the standings. They have 41 points won so far and three points advantage in front of the second Rigas FS. Their current form in the last five matches in the league looks like this: three wins, one draw and one defeat. The Polish striker Kamil Bilinski is the team’s most effective players so far, scoring five goals in the Virsliga.
HJK also participated in the Champions League qualifiers, but the Finnish team was eliminated by the Serbian champion Crvena Zvezda. HJK won the second leg in Helsinki with 2-1, but their 0-2 fatal was the reason why they left the competition.
Still, we can say that their win over Crvena Zvezda in the second leg was pretty nice. Sebastian Dahlstrom and Riku Riski scored for the Scandinavians, but Duan Jovancic’ goal for Zvezda was crucial for the visitors. Despite of this, HJK’s fans can be pretty happy with their favourite team’s efforts against the Serbians.
We hope we helped you with our winning soccer predictions for the Europa League qualifier between Riga and HJK on Tuesday. The Latvian team will try to gain some advantage before the second leg in Helsinki, but in same time they have to be careful – every away goal in HJK’s favour could be decisive.