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Finnish Cup 9 February: HIFK vs KTP

Finnish Cup 9 February: HIFK vs KTP

HIFK vs KTP 19:00 Talin Halli, Helsinki
Odds 1.43 – 4.25 – 5.50 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Both teams will play in Ykkönen for the upcoming season. HIFK got relegated from Veikkausliiga last season but will be one of the strongest teams in the division this season. KTP got a surprise promotion for Kakkonen after they replaced OPS who did not get a license.

HIFK has played twice in the Finnish Cup this season. They drew with Gnistan 1-1 in the opening match but they then beat Kakkonen team PEPO 1-4 last Sunday. HIFK is improving all the time and they will need a win here to keep their qualification hopes alive.

KTP started their Finnish Cup season with a narrow 1-0 loss to Veikkausliiga team FC Honka. They then beat Gnistan 2-0 at home. That match was played outside on pretty poor conditions as it was cold and the pitch was very slippery. They would need a win here to keep their qualification hopes alive but more likely would just settle for a good performance. KTP will miss Ville Oksanen and Onur Celik from this match.

Starting Line ups:
HIFK: Kollar – Jurvainen, Andberg, Bäckman, Hänninen – Salmi, Heidari, Halme, Hussein – Mustonen, Ulmanen
KTP: Piirainen – Manel, Pasi, Dolivo, Mahlamäki – Liljasto, Lindfors, Tarvonen, Eerola – Pahkasalo, Silva

Prediction:

The odds on the home side are a bit too low. KTP +1.25AH is our initial pick. KTP also has a good defense so under 2.5 goals is a good option.