Europa League Preview: Torino vs. HJK

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Updated: October 22, 2014
Torino-Europa League

Match Date: 23 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Olimpico

 

With a well-deserved victory and a strong form to boot, Torino attempts to extend its winning streak in the Europa League. As for the sports betting minnow, HJK, the upcoming match will determine its possibility of advancing into the tournament’s latter stage.

 

The contenders

Torino

Torino’s grand comeback after a disappointing loss to Napoli was readily reflected in its triumph against Udinese. The squad snatched a 1-0 victory that could readily inspire them to replicate their recent success.

 

Back in the Europa League, Torino sits comfortably on the top spot of Group B. There is a high possibility for the club to dominate the match against HJK as they never had a history of losing to the Finnish opposition. Giving them more confidence is the fact that they will be playing in their own territory.

 

HJK

Although performing well in the domestic league, HJK needs a lot of catching up in the Europa League. The squad currently struggles at the rock bottom pit of Group B and their upcoming match hardly creates a favorable situation for them.

 

Should they lose to Torino, this will lower their possibility of advancing. The squad has yet to have a taste of its first victory in the said tournament.

 

Possible head turner

Fabio Quagliarella is on fire. Back in Serie A, he nailed the winning goal against Udinese. Likewise, he was the man behind the last minute rally against Copenhagen. Expect him to continue burning as he helps Torino to dominate their upcoming match.

 

Prediction

Torino 2-0 HJK

 

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