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Finnish Cup Final: SJK vs HJK

Finnish Cup Final: SJK vs HJK

SJK vs HJK 17:00 OmaSp Stadion, Seinäjoki
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This is the Finnish Cup final and it is played at SJK´s home stadium in Seinäjoki. The teams also met in last years´ Cup final where SJK won on penalties. HJK leads the league with such a huge margin that they will win the title and are looking for the double here.

SJK has already changed their head coach 3 times this season and it has been a roller coaster season for a team expected to be HJK´s biggest challenger. After their latest head coach change their results have improved after wins over VPS and RoPS in the league. On the same day there is the Regions Cup Final and it is played on the same stadium and SJK has their Academy team in the final and thus the same head coach duo. Last season SJK was much better at home but this season they have a 6-3-5 record. For this match they have everyone available except long term injured Matej Hradecky.

HJK can win the Veikkausliiga title already this Sunday without playing if the other games go their way. They have had a great season so far having lost only twice in the league and the basis has been their defense which has conceded only 12 goals all season. The team has changed their playing style to have more aggressive pressing and having more risks when attacking but still keeping the ball possession. This has worked as they have dominated the league from the start. For this match HJK will miss Filip Valencic who is cup tied having played with PS Kemi earlier in the season. They will also miss Moshtagh Yaghoubi, Roni Peiponen and Ville Jalasto. Hannu Patronen, Aapo Halme and Evans Mensah are all doubts. They have a lot of width though so these missings should not give too many issues.

The teams have met twice this season with HJK winning both matches 6-0 and 0-6.

Starting line ups:
SJK: Aksalu – Hurme, Mero, Hatakka, Dorman – Malolo, Hetemaj – Ions, Laaksonen, Zeneli – Mboma
HJK: Dähne – Pirinen, Vesiaho, Obilor, Rafinha – Dahlström, Annan – Atom, Schuller, Savage – Pelvas

Prediction:

No matter which head coach SJK has had, they have totally folded against HJK this season. Thus HJK to win by at least 2 goals is the main pick.