FC Copenhagen and Rijeka face at Telia Parken, in a match for this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs). These two teams have never played before, so this will be their first direct match. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Rijeka presents significant differences between home and away results.
Until reaching this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs), the home team had to eliminate: Piast Gliwice and IFK Göteborg. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 20 conceded, against 7 wins , 3 draws and 5 losses at home, with 26 goals scored and 20 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a draw away with Vejle by (2‑2). København won 5, drew 1 and lost 4 of their last 10 home matches for all competitions. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, as he has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 21 of the last 24 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 17 out of 24 have ended with Over 2.5 goals.
Copenhagen enters this game with a draw, at 2-2, in the trip to the Vejle field, in a game counting for the Championship of Denmark. It is important to remember that the Danes beat Piast in the last round of the Europa League. Coach Staale Solbakken must enter the field with a team aligned in 4-3-3 favoring the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks. In addition, the home team is a team that likes to play in their midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent through the counterattack. Mohammed Daramy is one of the greatest dangers in the attacking front of this team, being this very fast and competent of the ball transport. For this match the coach should not be able to count on Andreas Bjelland, Rasmus Falk Jensen, Jens Dalsgaard Stage, Nicolaj Thomsen and Michael Santos for being injured.
The away team comes to this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑
offs) after eliminating Kolos Kovalivka, with a victory by (2‑0) after
extra time at home in the previous round. This is a stronger team when
playing at their stadium, as in the last 30 games they have recorded 5
wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1
loss at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Rijeka has won 3,
drawn 2 and lost 5. Their attack has scored regularly, as they have
scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 matches, he has conceded
the first goal 7 times and has only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Rijeka enters this game with a victory, in overtime, against Kolos, advancing in this way to the next phase of the Europa League. The visiting club usually acts in a tactical system in 3-4-3, favoring a more cautious style of play, attacking through the side corridors. Rijeka is a team that likes to play in their midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent through the counterattack: Muric is very competent in transporting the ball to the attack. For this match the visiting coach should not be able to count on Ristovski, Yatéké and Halilovic because they are injured.
FC Copenhagen wins 1st half in 40% of their matches, HNK Rijeka in 43% of their matches.
FC Copenhagen wins 40% of halftimes, HNK Rijeka wins 43%.
HNK Rijeka's performance of the last 5 matches is better than FC Copenhagen's.
FC Copenhagen scores 1.8 goals when playing at home and HNK Rijeka scores 1.29 goals when playing away (on average).
When FC Copenhagen leads 1-0 at home, they win in 78% of their matches.
When HNK Rijeka leads 0-1 away, they win in 85% of their matches.
When FC Copenhagen is down 0-1 home, they win 40% of their matches.
When HNK Rijeka is down 1-0 away, they win 12% of their matches.
FC Copenhagen have scored at least one goal for 6 consecutive matches.