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Finnish Cup 18 March: HJK vs VPS

HJK vs VPS 14:00 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 1.28 – 4.50 – 8.50 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a quarterfinal qualifier match. HJK finished 2nd in their group D after losing the final match to Honka.VPS also finished 2nd in their group B after losing the final match to SJK.

HJK team news:

HJK surprisingly lost to Honka in their final group match. That loss ended their 12-match winning streak in the Finnish Cup. HJK had won the previous 4 matches against easier opponents but Honka was the first Veikkausliiga level opponent. Comparing to last season HJK has not been in similar form yet. They have lacked offensively a bit but they have now gotten a new striker in João Klauss de Mello who they loaned from Hoffenheim. Riku Riski also returns but Enoch Banza and Hannu Patronen are out due to injury. Despite HJK not being at their best, they are still the biggest favourite to win the Veikkausliiga and Cup titles again.

VPS team news:

VPS has changed a lot since last season but the biggest thing has been that they have gotten more offensive options. Their game is no longer so easily readable which will make them better this season. They have the leading Cup goalscorer in Douglas Cae who has scored 7 goals but he has failed to score against the big teams. VPS has been missing their head coach Vuorinen who has been out sick during training. They will miss Juho Lähde and Aatu Kujanpää due to injury. Some other players might be out also due to illness.

Starting Line ups:

HJK: Uusitalo – Jalasto, Obilor, Rafinha, Pirinen – Dahlström, Annan – Mensah, Mosa, Riski – Pelvas
VPS: Meerits – Ojamaa, Lahti, Engström, David – Guner, Voutilainen, Hakola, Laatikainen – Morrissey, Douglas


HJK is a bit too strong of a favourite here. They should go through but not with a big margin. VPS +1.5AH is the main pick.

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