Rigas – HJK

Rigas FC hosts HJK in a second leg from the Champions League’s first qualifying round. Let’s take a look at it in our free soccer predictions for today. Here we go!

 

HJK has advantage after the first game in Finland. The Scandinavians managed to secure a 1-0 win which gives them the role of favorites before the second leg. Manuel Martic scored the only goal and moved HJK a little bit closer to the 2nd round of qualifiers.

 

Now the Latvians must create a strategy how to be more efficient in attack. They didn’t do much in this regard last week. The head coach Viktors Morozs must use his experience as a player to bring confidence to his team. It’s never easy when you are a goal behind, but for Rigas it’s still an open tie.

 

HJK are not exactly a team in a good shape at the moment. The Finnish champions are without a win in their last four matches in the Veikkausliiga. The manager Toni Koskela has the right to expect more from his players, but the win in the Champions League made the atmosphere in the dressing room more positive. Now HJK must try to use this in their advantage on Tuesday.

 

The young Serbian striker Bojan Radulovic is a player to watch in HJK’s squad. It’s his first season at the club as he joined from Sweden’s AIK. Radulovic already scored four goals in the Veikkausliiga this season and he looks a promising one for the future – he’s just 22-years old.

 

Meanwhile another new signing scored the winner for HJK in the first leg against Rigas FC. That’s the Austrian midfielder Manuel Martic who joined the club from the Hungarian league. We expect to see him become an important player for the team.

 

That’s the free soccer predictions for today for the Champions League qualifying game between Rigas FC and HJK. The Latvians must neutralise HJK’s advantage in order to progress. Let’s see.