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Crusaders vs Haka Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips 20/07/2023

Crusaders FC and FC Haka will lock horns in the second round of Europa Conference League qualifiers after a first round that ended in a thrilling 2-2. Read on to find out what we expect in the second leg.

Crusaders vs Haka: Our Top Free Predictions

After a 2-2 draw in the first leg, the question is can the relentless Crusaders get their feet to the next level? We have looked at the stats, news and more information to narrow down to the following free Crusaders vs Haka predictions:

Crusaders to Score First

In our first Crusaders vs Haka prediction, we are backing the hosts to open the scoring. Crusaders were relentless in the away leg to walk away with a point from a 2-2 draw. They opened the scoring only to lose their grip by the 36th minute. However, another goal in the 68th minute brought things back level, so with home support in this upcoming leg, we expect the Crusaders to score first yet again.

Crusaders to Win

Things are expected to heat up a little in the second leg of the Europa Conference League qualifiers when Crusaders host Haka for the second leg after a thrilling first leg. We think this game will end in favour of the hosts who despite nearly losing the first leg, were back on track to share the spoils.

Over 1.5 Crusaders Goals

Just like it was in the first leg, we expect the Crusaders to lead the charge here. We are tipping the hosts to score two or more goals as they did away from home. With that, another Crusaders vs Haka prediction is over 1.5 Crusaders goals.

Crusaders vs Haka Fixture Preview

The date for the second leg, the first round of the Europa Conference League qualifies pitting Crusaders against Haka is set for Thursday 20th July 2023. The visitors lost midfielder Janne-Pekka Laine to a second yellow card in the first leg. However, FC Haka head coach, Teemu Tainio should find a replacement in time to remain competitive just like they were in the first leg.

The visiting coach averages 1.60 points in 152 games and often prefers to use a 4-3-3 formation. However, things have looked downhill for the visiting tactician recently, noting that Haka have now failed to win in 11 consecutive matches, performances that can be attributed to poor defensive showing. Backing Haka to win away in Belfast, Northern Ireland will be a big risk, so the hosts are the ones who come to this clash as the favourites.

Hosting coach,  Stephan Baxter averages 1.86 points in 583 matches and also prefers a 4-3-3 formation.

Crusaders vs Haka Odds and Stats

For the highest Crusaders vs Haka odds, H2H and team form, see the stats tables below for details.

Head to Head

13/07/23

UEFA Europa Conference League Qualifying UEFA

fi

FC Haka

Crusaders

Crusaders

2

2

Last Five - Crusaders

06/05/24

Northern Ireland Premier Northern

Coleraine

Coleraine

Crusaders

Crusaders

2

3

W

01/05/24

Northern Ireland Play-Offs Northern

Carrick Rangers

Carrick Rangers

Crusaders

Crusaders

1

3

W

27/04/24

Northern Ireland Premier Northern

Glentoran

Glentoran

Crusaders

Crusaders

4

0

L

20/04/24

Northern Ireland Premier Northern

Coleraine

Coleraine

Crusaders

Crusaders

0

2

W

16/04/24

Northern Ireland Premier Northern

Cliftonville

Cliftonville

Crusaders

Crusaders

1

2

W

Last Five - FC Haka

24/05/24

Finland Veikkausliiga VKL

AC Oulu

AC Oulu

fi

FC Haka

3

4

W

17/05/24

Finland Veikkausliiga VKL

FC Ilves

FC Ilves

fi

FC Haka

5

0

L

11/05/24

Finland Veikkausliiga VKL

SJK

SJK

fi

FC Haka

0

2

W

08/05/24

Finland Cup Finland

Reipas

Reipas

fi

FC Haka

1

5

W

05/05/24

Finland Veikkausliiga VKL

IF Gnistan

IF Gnistan

fi

FC Haka

0

3

W

FAQs – Crusaders vs Haka

Crusaders vs Haka prediction

  • Where is the venue for the game? Seaview in Belfast, Northern Ireland is the venue for the game.
  • What is the capacity of the match venue? Seaview has 6,500 seats.
  • Who will be the referee in charge?  Jan Petrick from the Czech Republic will be the match official.


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