Only one game this Saturday in the Veikkausliiga between SJK and FC Honka
SJK vs FC Honka 16:00 OmaSp Stadion, Seinäjoki
Bethard odds: 2.95 – 3.00 – 2.55
This is a top-6 meeting between two teams who are looking for a place in Europe next season. Honka was a title challenger but so far some lapses in defense has cost them some points. SJK is 3rd at the moment because of solid defense.
Last season SJK won the first match against Honka but Honka took the last two.
SJK team news
SJK had drawn their last two games against FC Lahti and HJK but in both cases they can feel disappointed of not winning. In both matches Lahti and HJK scored their equalizer on added time.
Still SJK has played above expectations as during pre-season they looked like not been able to get even draws. They base their game in defense as they have conceded only 6 goals in their opening 8 games. At the same time their offense is improving.
They have started well at home also with two wins, a draw and a loss to Ilves.
SJK has a good situation with their players as only Jarkko Hurme is out due to injury. Joel Mero, Joonas Sundman and Billy Ions are back with the team.
Starting line-up: Öst – Hatakka, Kadio, Nadson, Elhi – Mosa, Hetemaj, Eremenko – Oliinyk, Batista. Atakayi
FC Honka team news
Honka drew their last game against VPS at home. They created enough chances to win, but in the end VPS defended well. Honka has had some problems with defensive injuries and because of this they have conceded 10 goals in their opening 7 matches.
They have been decent on the road so far this season winning two, drawing once and losing only to HIFK in Helsinki.
Honka will miss only Jonas Levänen for sure. Luis Silva, Saku Heiskanen, Konsta Rasimus and Joel Perovuo are doubts.
Starting line-up: Murray – Sumusalo, Aalto, Baah, Ivanov – Tammilehto, Hervas – Hakola, Kaufmann, Martin – Salin
This should be a tight game with not many goals. Main pick is half time draw Bethard has this with 1.90 odds .