HJK will host Real Betis in their Europa League opener on Thursday the 8th of September 2022 at the Bolt Arena.
The Finish Champions would be full of confidence against their opponent from Spain.
Real Betis would aim to continue their unbeaten run in the Europa League group stage openers having won two and drawing one and a great start would help the team raise their hope going forward.
The finished Champions will be out to upset Real Betis and they meet for their opener on Thursday.
They have only won just five games out of 20 European games excluding qualifiers.
In the Finnish League HJK have won four of their last five games, with one ending in a draw.
Eight goals were scored in those games five were conceded by Toni Koskela’s men.
This would be the first clash between the two sides as no record of previous meetings.
Manuel Pellegrini’s experience would come into play against an opponent such as HJK, the Chilean had previously managed a team like Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Malaga in the Champions League, and the manager will aim to continue Real Betis’ unbeaten run in the Europa League openers.
Real Betis’ unbeaten run came to an end against Real Madrid this weekend with a 2-1 defeat having won the first three games of the season.