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Finnish Cup 27 January: JJK vs GrIFK

Finnish Cup 27 January: JJK vs GrIFK

JJK vs GrIFK 13:30 Vehkahalli, Jyväskylä
Odds 1.55 – 3.80 – 5.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the first match for both teams in the Finnish Cup Group C. JJK finished last in Veikkausliiga last season and they got relegated to Ykkönen. GrIFK finished 9th in Ykkönen last season and they got relegated to Kakkonen.

JJK got relegated after last season from the Veikkausliiga and they have now also lost some key players as goalkeeper Marttinen, defenders Tapaninen and Ojamaa, midfielder Poutiainen and forwards Etock and Jovovic have left. They still have about half of their starting line up still with the team including the same midfield so the team is not bad. At the moment they have 17 contracts but they will need a couple of reinforcements in order to fight for promotion back to the Veikkausliiga. They have played a couple of friendlies this season against KuPS and MP where both games ended 0-0.

GrIFK got relegated to Kakkonen at the end of last season and as the team has always operated with a small budget they have a bit struggled so far in putting a team together. Despite this though they have kept several players from the last year and they can be considered one of the top teams in Kakkonen. For this match though they might not have too many subs.

The last time these teams met was in 2016 in Ykkönen with JJK winning all 3 games.

Starting Line ups:
JJK: Pyhäranta – Abdi, Kovaqi, Gustavsson, Manninen A. – Kari, Suoraniemi, Leppänen, Manninen M – Alarharjula, Ala-Porkkunen
GrIFK: Vuorinen – Stevens, Perera, Heiskanen, Luoto – Britschgi, Langhoff S, Ilomäki, Kaasinen – Meyer, Langhoff D.

Prediction:

This looks like a very low scoring game. Under 2.5 goals is the main pick.