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HJK vs FC Inter preview

Veikkausliiga 2 September: HJK vs FC Inter preview

HJK vs FC Inter 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
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League leaders HJK saw their lead at the top cut to 4 points with RoPS winning yesterday but HJK has played 2 games less so no pressure yet. FC Inter has struggled to score goals ever since Benjamin Källman left and have not won in their last 3 games. They are safely in midtable though so no pressure for them either.

HJK struggled a bit in their last game against KuPS but managed to get a 0-1 win. That win was a good boost of confidence after the getting knocked out from Europe and after drawing their last two matches in the league. It was a statement win that HJK is not in crisis and that they are still good enough to dominate in this league. HJK has been excellent at home this season with a 8-2-2 record. Those losses came early in the season and they have now played 9 games without a defeat at home.

FC Inter has had an excellent defense recently. In their last 6 games, they have conceded only 1 goal, but still they have failed to win in their last three matches. It is the offense that has problems now. Källmann was an excellent goalscorer and could score goals from even minimal chances. Without him, Inter has to create even more chances which they have not done yet. Inter has good memories though from this season at this stadium with defensive play. Inter beat HJK in the Finnish Cup final 0-1 which guarantees that they will play in Europe next season. Inter has been 5-4-3 away from home this season.

Previous matches:

HJK 3-0 Inter (This season)
Inter 0-0 (This season)
HJK 0-1 Inter (This season Cup final)

HJK team news:

HJK will be without Roni Peiponen and Evans Mensah.

Inter team news:

Tatu Varmanen is out.

Starting Line ups:

HJK: Rudakov – Alho, Obilor, Rafinha, Pirinen – Annan, Dahlström – Riski, Jordan, Mosa – Klauss
Inter: Koponen – Penninkangas, Kamy, Mäntylä, Markkula – Kuningas, Nyman, Mäkitalo – Mansally, Furuholm, Ojala

Prediction:

Under 2.5 goals