HJK Helsinki vs Club Brugge by Mudhara_9er

The hosts Helsinki have already secured the domestic league and can focus 100% on their European adventure, which is at a high priority as there is precious money to be made here. The home side opened their campaign with a 0-2 loss against Copenhagen away and to be fair, are the weakest team in the group. However Helsinki have proven to put on a good show at home, winning 2 and drawing 1 of their 3 European matches so far. With not much to be expected from the hosts apart from a surprise, the home side have close to no pressure compaired to the visitors, but they have pride and hope to play for so expect no laying back waiting for a counter from the home side. Dead last in their group and two tough matches against Torino coming up, the side know that they have to utilise their home advantage as done earlier in the competition to get valuable points on the board and can expect to get chances from an average Brugge defence tonight.


A mediocre side with great heart, Helsinki have managed to score an average of 2 goals in their 3 home European matches.


Club Brügge tried to get more then the draw against Torino, but the Italian defence mixed with unlucky finishing meant Brügge had to settle for a fair draw. They are undefeated in 7 straight matches, and have only lost 1 match out of 15 so far in the season, only down side is the many draws. Their attack is attractive but the defence needs some working on and suffers on counters due to the aggresive style of attack. Their league position is positive so focus on Europe is good.


In 5/6 away matches both teams have scored and a minimum of 2 goals has been scored, while 3/5 matches have ended with over2,5goals.


Club Brügge are favourites to win as they face the groups underdogs, i expect them to continue their impressive attacking style and have a little more accuracy infront of goal as Helsinkis defence is not at the same level of Torinis. Both sides have opened matches with over 1,5 goals in the first half of their European matches (Helsinki 2/3 home matches, Brügge 3/4 all matches) As mentioned Brügges defence has suffered in some matches as a direct sacrifice from the attacking style, so i expect the home side to take advantage of this.


Both sides are motivated to win and both have a fair share of weaknesses and strengths, with Brügge the better side of the two on paper and in quality, goals are expected in this match.


Worth the risk - odds 15 for both teams to score in both halves

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Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
over 1,5 goals i 1st half Bet365 2.75 8 0-1 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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