EUROPA LEAGUE — HJK vs Fenerbahce: Match Prediction, Team News & Kickoff Time

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Fenerbahce took a 1-0 lead in the first leg of their Europa League play-off contest against Helsinki thanks to Muhammed Gumuskaya's second-half goal, and they'll be hoping to keep it when they go to Finland for the second leg. Helsinki bounced back with a 1-0 win in Lahti, and they'll be hoping to continue their outstanding home form in this match.

Despite being behind in this tie, Helsinki has had a good run-four wins in a row and four clean sheets. They were eliminated from the Champions League earlier this season and will be aiming to make amends in the Europa League group stages.

They have only scored six goals in their last five games, and they have only scored more than one goal once during that time. As a result, under 2.5 goals have been scored in four of their last five games.

They are, though, a different side at home. They've scored two or more goals in three of their previous five home games and are unbeaten in their last ten.

Fenerbahce may find it difficult to defend their slender advantage given Helsinki's home form, despite the fact that they come here on a hot streak. They've kept three clean sheets in their previous three games and have won four in a row. In two of their last five games, the visitors have scored more than one goal.

They've had success away from home in recent matches, going undefeated in 16 of them, with 12 victories. They've won each of their last five away matches, but they haven't won five straight away matches in the Europa League.

Fenerbahce have lost four of their previous five Europa League away games, conceding two or more goals in each.


If Fenerbahce want to keep their tiny advantage in this tie, they'll have to play a tough game. They haven't fared well in the Europa League away from home, and they play a team with a strong home record. Helsinki will come into this game believing they can turn things around, and given their recent home form, I will trust them to win. The match will be played tomorrow at 5PM UK and Nigerian time.

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