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Finnish Cup 24 February: HJK vs HIFK

Finnish Cup 24 February: HJK vs HIFK

HJK vs HIFK 14:00 Tali Halli, Helsinki
Odds 1.08 – 7.50 – 26.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the first and last “Stadin Derby” of the season. Current Cup holders HJK leads group D after winning all their matches and HIFK who were relegated from the Veikkausliiga after last season is 2nd but they have played 2 matches more than Honka who are behind them.

If HJK avoids a loss in this match, they are guaranteed to progress from the group but they will still have to fight for the first place against Honka later on. HJK has been solid but not as dominating as they were last season in the group stage. There are a lot of new faces in the team so this can be expected. They beat easily both Kakkonen teams PEPO (4-1) and Gnistan (8-0) and then beat Ykkönen team FC KTP 5-1 in their last match. HIFK will be their toughest competitor so far.

HIFK will need 3 points from this match to have any chance of progressing. They lost to Honka in the last game which basically sealed their fate. HIFK has changed a lot for this season but they have found some good young players to play together with a core group from last season. They will have a chance for promotion again this season.

Starting Line ups:
HJK: Uusitalo – Jalasto, Vesiaho, Obilor, O´Shaughnessy – Mosa, Annan – Alho, Riski, Mensah – Pelvas
HIFK: Kollar – Jurvainen, Bäckman, Andberg, Hänninen – Terävä, Heidari, Rantanen, Lepola – Ulmanen, Mustonen

Prediction:

HIFK +3.5 AH