Ykkönen 23 August: Klubi-04 vs HIFK
This is a derby game where both teams need points desperately. Klubi-04 is stuck at the bottom and HIFK is falling behind leaders EIF for the direct promotion. As both teams play at this same stadium, there is no home advantage.
Klubi-04 has not won in ages, but a win here would put them only 2 points behind of survival. They are HJK´s reserve team and HJK would want to keep them in the Ykkönen. They have talent and if they can get some help from HJK, they can beat any team in this league.
HIFK has failed to win in their last five games and they have dropped already to 3rd position. A win or a draw here though would move them back to 2nd position. The biggest problem has been in defense as they have conceded two goals in each of their last four games. It is difficult to win games when you have to score 3 or more to win.
HIFK 2-0 Klubi-04 (This season)
Klubi-04 team news:
They are getting plenty of help from their main team with Vesiaho, Vertainen and Banza all starting.
HIFK team news:
Starting Line ups:
Klubi-04: Leislahti – Katz, Laitinen, Vesiaho, Kouassivi-Benissan – Väänänen, Kiuru – Ollikainen, Vertainen, Banza – Jäntti
ACO: Kollar – Bäckman, Lahdenmäki, Kuusijärvi, Andberg, Hänninen – Saira, Jyry, Nando – Mustonen – Sihvola
Both teams to score