Europa League Betting Tips

Maribor vs HJK betting tips: Europa League Third Qualifying Round First Leg preview, predictions and odds

Recommended bets

Uner 2.5 goals is 4/7.

Maribor to win is 5/4.

Maribor to win and both teams to score NO is 9/4.

Tip of the day

Maribor to win 1-0 against HJK- 11/2!

Maribor have only lost four of their last 31 European home games.


At 11/2, a £10 bet would return £65!

Maribor vs Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi

August 04, 2022

7:15 pm BST

Match preview

Will the champions of Slovenia or Finland get their European campaign back on track at Stadion Ljudski vrt?

So far this season, Maribor have overcome Shakhtyor Soligorsk in Champions League qualifying, before narrowly falling to FC Sheriff.

To date, the Purples have qualified for six UEFA group stages, falling in qualifying four times since their last in 2017.

Now, Radovan Karanović's team need two wins to get into the Europa League, with one enough to get into the Europa Conference League.

In this evenly-matched tie, will Maribor make first leg home advantage count?

HJK meantime, just about, beat RFS on penalties before being hammered 7-1 by Viktoria Plzeň over two legs.

The 31-times champions of Finland featured in the Europa Conference League last season, ending their seven-year exile from group stages.

So, Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi are equally determined that their adventure won’t end in the qualifiers.

There’s unlikely to be too many goals in this tie, so will either draw first blood at Slovenia?

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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