Our prediction for this Europa League match:
HJK play host to Neftci Baku at their Bolt Arena in what is expected to be an interesting Europa League qualifier. Helsinki have been impressive in the national championship this season, and thanks to the 2-2 draw with Neftci in Azerbaijan, they moved one step closer to booking their place in the Europa League playoffs. Roope Riski, who found the net in the first leg, will be the man to watch in the home team.
You should bear in mind that Helsinki have recorded six wins in seven home fixtures this season. The visitors, on the other hand, should be without first-choice goalkeeper Aqil Mammadov in the return leg as the 32-year-old limped off with injury in the Bakcell Arena clash. Considering that HJK have turned their Bolt Arena into a real fortress, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise.