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Preview: HJK Helsinki vs Maribor - Prediction, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Thursday’s HJK Helsinki-Maribor Europa League match, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

HJK Helsinki Keep looking for a Europa League place when they host Maribor in the second leg of the third round of qualifying matches on Thursday.

The Slovenian side, who suffered a 0-2 defeat in the reverse leg last week, have lost their last four matches in all competitions and are looking to end a dry period.

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HJK Helsinki failed to top Veikkausliiga’s standings as they were drawn 1-1 by AC Oulu when the two sides faced off at the Raatti Stadium last Sunday.

serbia international Boyan Radulovic In the 14th minute, he broke the balance with a skillful penalty kick, but was substituted in the middle. Michael Lopez Scored a goal in the 91st minute.

Prior to that, Klubi had won three straight finishes in the top flight and is currently in second place, level with first place KuPS with one game remaining.

HJK are eyeing the Europa League qualifiers that kicked off their campaign last Thursday with a 2-0 win over Maribor in the first leg of the third round.

Toni KoskelaSent out of Champions League qualifiers after losing 7-1 on aggregate to Viktoria Plzen in July, the men are looking to keep the ball rolling with three wins in their last four home games. . .

Maribor, meanwhile, were unable to stop their poor form last Saturday in a 2-0 home loss to Olimpia Ljubljana in Slovenia’s Prvarliga.

In an action-packed competition at the Ljudski vrt stadium, Svit Sessler and 24 years old Timi Max Elsnik Scoring on both sides of the half-time interval, they gave the visitors their fourth consecutive victory in all competitions.

Radovan Karanovichave lost three of their first four matches in Slovenia’s 2022-23 Top League campaign, with the only exception being a thrilling 3-2 victory over Gorica on 23 July.

Maribor also fell out of Champions League berth after losing 1-0 on aggregate to Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol in July’s second qualifying round.

Bijolicasti looks to make an impressive comeback on Thursday but is now on a four-game losing streak in all competitions, scoring one and seven goals in that time.

HJK Helsinki Europa League form:

HJK Helsinki Forms (all competitions):

Maribor Europa League form:

Maribor forms (all competitions):

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HJK Helsinki is rope risky and a 31-year-old defender Valtteri Mollenboth recovering from knee injuries.

They are the Austrian midfielder joining the club’s injury table Manuel Marticwill miss nine games in a row after injuring his knee against Rigas Futbolola Skola on July 6.

Radulovic, who has scored in each of his last two games, Anthony Orsagna and Malmö Borrower Malik Abubakari.

As for Maribor, Karanovic can’t call up a defensive duo Martin Mirek When Max Watsonboth with knee injuries.

Visiting sides also have to deal with the absence of the 30-year-old goalkeeper Azbejaghave been on hiatus since April’s 2-1 victory over Tabor Cesana. Alex Piller Also continues his spell on the sidelines.

HJK Helsinki starters:
Danger; Pertra, Tenho, Laitara. Braun, Hosconnen, Ringman, Murillo.Abubakari, Orsanya, Radulovic

Possible starting line-up for Maribor:
Bergsen; Zinnik, Mitrovic, Watson, Sikosek. Lepas, Vidakovic. Vipotnik, Antolin, Brnic; Baturina

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HJK Helsinki 2-1 Maribor.

Maribor are looking to make a memorable comeback but have struggled in recent weeks, losing their last four matches in all competitions. We’ll help the home side pick up where they left off in the first leg and use their home advantage to secure a narrow win in the second leg.

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