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JJK vs EIF preview

Ykkönen 9 September: JJK vs EIF preview

JJK vs EIF 14:00 Harju Stadion, Jyväskylä
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This is a big match for both teams as JJK needs points to avoid relegation and EIF needs points to ear promotion. JJK is currently 9th and are 5 points from survival. EIF leads the league with 3 points difference to the biggest promotion favourite HIFK. Both teams have 7 games left.

JJK has not had the best season after their relegation from Veikkausliiga. The team just changed too much to be competitive again this season. They have failed to win in their last 3 games, but did earn a point from bottom club Klubi-04 in their last game. They are capable of scoring against any team but their defense just leaks too many goals. They concede an average of 1.8 goals per game. JJK is 1-5-4 at home this season.

EIF just keeps on going forward towards promotion. The small town club has been in really good form as they still have lost only one game all season and they are still undefeated in their away games this season. Even though they are undefeated, they have only managed to win 3 games away from home with 7 games ending in a draw. They have by far the best defensive record in the league having conceded only 15 goals in 20 games. In their away games, they have conceded only 6 goals but two of those came on their last visit to Jyväskylä (2-2).

Previous matches:

EIF 2-1 JJK (This season)
JJK 2-2 EIF (This season)

JJK team news:

JJK will get back Jarkko Heimonen from suspension.

EIF team news:

EIF will be without their top scorer Akseli Ollila who is with the Finnish U19 team and Riku Selander who is suspended. Also their goalkeeper El-Moutacim is injured so they had to cut the team issued suspension to Jäntti short and he plays.

Starting Line ups:

JJK: Valakari – Haukioja, Vielma, Gustavsson, Heimonen – Kari, Suoraniemi, Manninen A, Leppänen, Manninen M – Abahassine
EIF: Jäntti – Hocine, Honkasalo, Lindqvist, Sevon – Estlander, Ahadi, Limnell – Boakai, Bushue, Kauber

Prediction:

This match is important for both teams. Despite both of the previous games having been high scoring affairs, we expect this one to have less goals. Under 2.5 goals