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HJK vs Malmo FF: Prediction and Betting Tips
HJK looking to get back to the European Group stage
30 times Finnish champions HJK, have played in the group stages of the Champions League once in their history in the 1998-99 season. The best result the Finns had since then was reaching the third round of the qualifications. HJK also played in the Europa League group stages once in 2014-15.
HJK are the reigning champions of Finland having won the Veikkausliiga three times in the last four years. In the first leg match, HJK had equalized in the second half after going behind by one goal before the interval. Coach Toni Koskela’s team couldn’t hold on to the draw and conceded a goal in the 74th minute which made them in need of a win with a two goals margin in the second leg to qualify to the next round.
HJK Key Points
- HJK were undefeated in 26 matches prior to their two defeats against Oulu and Malmo
- HJK have scored in all of their last ten matches
- In their last ten matches, HJK won eight times
Malmo FF having the upper hand in the second leg
Malmo FF are Sweden’s most successful team in terms of trophies won. The Blue ones were crowned Swedish champions 21 times and won the Cup 14 times. They reached the European Cup final in 1979 and lost to Nottingham Forest. In the Champions League, they have 17 participations winning 27 matches and losing 31.
Malmo played in the CL group stages in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons and couldn’t advance to the knockout stages. The Swedish champions dominated their first leg match against HJK having the ball possession 56% of the time. Coach Jon Dahl Tomasson’s team had many chances with 16 goal attempts but only managed to score twice.
Malmo FF Key Points
- Malmo have won six of their last ten away matches
- Malmo have scored in all of their last ten matches
- The average number of goals conceded by Malmo in the last ten games is 0.8
HJK vs Malmo FF Prediction
Despite the fact that Malmo are the overwhelming favorites to win this match, both teams have very similar statistics in their last ten matches. They have both scored in all of their last ten matches, while BTTS happened in five and six of their last ten matches.
Malmo are clearly the better team with much more experience in the CL having played against the likes of Real Madrid, PSG, and Juventus. We think the Sky Blues won’t have any trouble in advancing to the next round.
The odds for Malmo to qualify is 1.23 at Vbet but interestingly the odds for the Swedish team to win is 2.15. That is due to the fact that HJK are having a good home form with a 100% record in their last ten games. It’s a high risk to go for a Malmo win but the odds are very appealing!
HJK vs Malmo betting Tips
Away Win 2.15 at Vbet
Both Teams To Score Yes 1.74 at Vbet
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