HJK Helsinki vs Silkeborg, UEFA Europa League 2022/23 Playoffs Leg 1: Date and Time, Where to watch, Team News, Probable Playing XI and predictions
Date and Time: August 18, 2022, @9:30PM IST
Venue: Sonera Stadium
HJK Helsinki vs Silkeborg: Where to watch?
HJK Helsinki vs Silkeborg: Team News
The veteran combo of Roope Riski and Valtteri Moren, who is 31 years old and a defender for HJK Helsinki, have both been ruled out with knee ailments and will not be playing for HJK Helsinki when they take the field.
Manuel Martic, an Austrian midfielder, suffered a leg injury in a match against Rigas Futbola Skola in July and is still working his way back to full health. As a result, he is unable to compete for the Finnish club and is thus ineligible.
The 24-year-old Hostikka, who has scored one goal and assisted one of the Koskela side’s three goals in the qualifications, should lead the attack along with Bojan Radulovic and Malik Abubakari. Hostikka has been instrumental in HJK’s quest for a spot in the group stages of the Europa League.
Because of their separate muscular and back problems, Andreas Oggesen and Niclas Holm Pedersen, who both play in the middle of the field for Silkeborg, won’t be available to coach Nielsen.
Oscar Fuglsang, a twenty-year-old defender, is expected to miss his seventh game in a row due to an injury to his thigh. Gustav Dahl and Alexander Lind have not played for the Danish side this year due to long-term injuries.
HJK Helsinki vs Silkeborg: Probable Playing XI
HJK Helsinki Probable Playing XI:
Hazard; Peltola, Tenho, Raitala; Browne, Hoskonen, Lingman, Murillo; Abubakari, Olusanya, Radulovic
Silkeborg Probable Playing XI:
Larsen; Sonne, Salquist, Felix, Engel; Pordarson, Brink, Klynge; Jorgensen, Helenius, Vallys
HJK has had a flawless run in the qualifying rounds for the Europa League. Not only have they won both of their matches so far, but they have also managed to keep two clean sheets. However, they should be prepared for a difficult test from Silkeborg, who possesses the firepower necessary to take the win on Thursday. We predict a really exciting match, with both teams matching each other’s efforts and ultimately deciding to play for a draw, which will set up the second leg with everything still up for grabs.
Expect a scoreline of HJK Helsinki 3-3 Silkeborg.