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FC Honka vs HJK preview

Veikkausliiga 29 September: FC Honka vs HJK preview

FC Honka vs HJK 15:00 Tapiolan TN1, Espoo
Odds 2.80 – 3.20 – 2.40– Bet NOW at RedKings

This is he final “Metro-Derby” of the season and it is especially big for the home team who fight for a place in Europe for next season. Honka is currently in the last spot (3rd) and they have a two point advantage on KuPS and Ilves. HJK played on Wednesday against Ilves and beat them 1-2. With this win, they were crowned champions. They have a 15-point gap on RoPS and they cannot be caught anymore with 4 games remaining.

Honka and HJK have faced each other four times this season and each game has been tight and each game has had a lot of goals. Honka beat HJK in the Finnish Cup group stage match but lost in the semi-finals. HJK has then beaten them twice in the league. Both teams know each other well and neither will want to lose this game.

HJK has a problem though as this is already their fourth game in 12 days so they are expected to rotate players. However, their reserve team Klubi-04 is still fighting to avoid relegation in the Ykkönen so they will want some help as well now that the title is secure.

Previous matches:

Honka 1-2 HJK(This season)
HJK 3-2 Honka (This season)
HJK 2-1 Honka (This season Cup)
Honka 2-1 HJK (This season Cup)

Highlights from their last matches – Click here.

Honka team news:

Honka will miss Masar Ömer and Joel Perovuo. Tommi Saarinen and Kasperi Liikonen are doubts.

HJK team news:

Rafinha is a doubt . Moshtagh Yaghoubi is available again.

Starting Line ups:

Honka: Murray – Aalto, Ivanov, Rasimus, Levänen – Tammilehto, Hervas – Kaufmann, Martin, Savage – Kandji
HJK: Rudakov – Pirinen, Rafinha, Jalasto, Patronen – Dahström, Jordan – Riski, Chrisantus, Alho – Klauss

Prediction:

Both teams to score is the main pick. Honka to win is the side bet, but a lot will depend on the starting line ups in this one.