Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv, LASK clinched top position in Group A, and a place in the Conference League last 16. The Black and Whites aim to finish the process in style, and we are positive that they will go for a win in Thursday’s clash. Midfielder Florian Flecker is back from a domestic ban, while all Filipovic, Lawal, and Raguz are out of contention with injuries.
HJK, on the other hand, did well to beat Alashkert 1-0 in their last group game, but despite the triumph they missed out on a place in the knockout stages. Considering that Helsinki boss Toni Koskela is likely to mix the squad this time out, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on LASK. When the two sides met in Finland earlier in the process LASK defeated HJK 2-0.
Highlighted Player (Alexander Schlager):
Alexander Schlager is an Austrian goalkeeper who plays for LASK in the Austrian Bundesliga. Schalger was born in Salzburg on February 1, 1996, starting his senior career in his hometown club FC Red Bull Salzburg. However, it has to be noted that he spent three years on loan at Lepzig, Grodig and Floridsdorfer before joining LASK Linz in 2017.
Over the years Alexander Schlager has established himself as a first-choice shoot-stopper at die Laskler, but he has yet to make his debut with the Austrian national team. His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with LASK until June 30, 2021. The Austrian goalkeeper made his debut with LASK in the Austrian top flight on May 27, 2018.
Alexander Schlager made 31 appearances for die Laskler in the 2019/2020 Austrian Bundesliga, keeping 13 clean sheets in the process. The 184-cm tall shoot-stopper helped LASK book their place in the 2019/2020 Europa League group stages as well.