Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Bolt Arena will host Thursday’s Europa League qualifier between HJK and Silkeborg. Helsinki failed to impress in the Champions League qualifiers, but they proved their worth in the EL double-header with Maribor. Head coach Toni Koskela has no fresh injury worries, and he is likely to stick to the 4-3-3 formation with Hostikka, Radulovic, and Abubakari up front. Silkeborg, on the other hand, made a promising start to the new Denmark Superliga campaign, with the team sitting in second place after five rounds.
Even though all Dahl, Lind, Oggesen, and Pedersen are likely to miss the first leg with injuries, we are tempted to put our money on draw. A man to watch in the away side will be Nicklas Helenius, who has already netted four goals in the new domestic campaign. You should bear in mind that the two teams meet for the first time ever in European competitions.