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Fenerbahce vs HJK prediction, odds and free betting tips (19/08/2021)

Fenerbahce and HJK meet in Turkey for the first leg of the teams’ Europa League playoff tussle on Thursday. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the contest below in our match preview.

Fenerbahce vs HJK – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Fenerbahce are aiming to establish a first-leg lead against Finnish side HJK on Thursday. Read our top three expert predictions for this week’s fixture below.

The odds presented here are always subject to change. Remember to check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by Betfred, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Under 2.5 Goals

HJK’s chances of securing a positive first-leg result in Turkey are slim, though the Finnish champions are well-drilled enough defensively to keep the score down. The Helsinki outfit have conceded one or fewer goals in 16 of their last 20 matches and they have the tools to frustrate a Fenerbahce team that notched just once in their Turkish Super Lig opener at the weekend. With those factors considered, we’re tipping under 2.5 goals to be scored at the Ülker Stadyumu Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Spor Kompleksi.

Fenerbahce to Keep a Clean Sheet

Fenerbahce opened their account for the new campaign with three points and clean sheet at Adana Demirspor and another shutout looks possible against a low-scoring HJK team this week. The Finnish champions are dominant domestically, though they have scored one or fewer times in 50% of their last 12 assignments and they are expected to see little of the ball in Turkey.

Half-Time Result: Draw

Fenerbahce mustered just four attempts on target in their win at Adana Demirspor at the weekend and they had to wait until the second half to make their breakthrough. HJK are expected to sit deep and low against their Turkish hosts this week and Fenerbahce will have to employ a patient approach again if they are to break down their stubborn visitors. With that in mind, backing a draw in the half time result market appeals at the prices on offer.

Fenerbahce vs HJK: Match Preview

Fenerbahce

Portuguese manager Vítor Pereira got his Fenerbahce tenure off to a flier on Sunday with a win at Adana Demirspor, though they needed a string of fine saves from keeper Altay Bayindir to claim the points. With one victory already posted, The Yellow Canaries are huge favourites to push past HJK in the Europa League playoffs, though they will need to find another gear to guarantee success.

HJK

HJK are already clear at the top of the league in their homeland and the ease at which they dominate domestically adds another layer of importance to their continental endeavours. Having already failed to make the cut in the Champions League, HJK will be desperate to avoid another dose of disappointment in the Europa League qualifiers.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Fenerbahce vs HJK

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

UEFA Europa League Qualifying
Fenerbahce
VS
HJK Helsinki
August 19, 2021
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Fenerbahce vs HJK Helsinki

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26/08/21
UELQ
HJK Helsinki
HJK Helsinki
2 - 5
Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce
19/08/21
UELQ
Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce
1 - 0
HJK Helsinki
HJK Helsinki

Fenerbahce

Last 5

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Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt
1 - 1
Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce
12/09/21
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Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce
1 - 1
Sivasspor
Sivasspor
29/08/21
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Altay SK Izmir
Altay SK Izmir
0 - 2
Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce
22/08/21
TSL
Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce
2 - 0
Antalyaspor
Antalyaspor
15/08/21
TSL
Adana Demirspor
Adana Demirspor
0 - 1
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Fenerbahce

HJK Helsinki

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CON
HJK Helsinki
HJK Helsinki
0 - 2
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LASK Linz
11/09/21
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FC Inter
FC Inter
1 - 3
HJK Helsinki
HJK Helsinki
29/08/21
VKL
HJK Helsinki
HJK Helsinki
1 - 1
KuPS Kuopio
KuPS Kuopio
23/08/21
VKL
FC Lahti
FC Lahti
0 - 1
HJK Helsinki
HJK Helsinki
15/08/21
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HJK Helsinki
HJK Helsinki
1 - 0
IFK Mariehamn
IFK Mariehamn

Fenerbahce vs HJK Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

What stadium will the match be played at?

Thursday’s fixture will be played at the Ülker Stadyumu Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Spor Kompleksi.

When does this fixture kick off?

The match will kick off at 20:45 CET (GMT +1) on August 19.

Have these clubs ever met before?

This is the first time Fenerbahce and HJK will meet for a competitive fixture.