Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Bolt Arena will host Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier between Helsinki and Buducnost. HJK kicked off the new Veikkausliiga in style, with the team leading the chase for the trophy after 11 rounds. The Finnish champions are brimming with confidence ahead of the first leg, and it is no surprise the bookies see them as favourites to win the match. The good news for the hosts is that Finland international Daniel O’Shaughnessy returned from international duty.
The Montenegro champions, on the other hand, did well to beat both Krylya Sovetov and Radnicki Kragujevac in pre-season warm-up games. Buducnost, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Helsinki’s party at Bolt Arena. Both Ivanovic and Bozovic are out of contention for the visiting team, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on HJK.