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Veikkausliiga 10 April: HJK vs KuPS

Veikkausliiga 10 April: HJK 2-0 KuPS

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HJK vs KuPS 18:30 Telia 5G Stadium, Helsinki
Odds 1.25 – 5.00 – 10.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Veikkausliiga favourites HJK started their season in great fashion and with total dominance by beating VPS 5-0. HJK has had a great pre-season, they have won all their games in the Finnish Cup and will face SJK in the final in September. In their friendlies they have also been strong, beating for instance Hammarby and losing only to IFK Norrköping (4-3) and to Rosenborg (1-2). In the match against VPS, their high pressing football caused VPS several problems and the numbers could have been even worse. HJK will miss from this game only Roni Peiponen. Rafinha and Anthony Annan return to the squad after recovering from injuries.

KuPS has become more stronger this season at least on paper. They had a solid pre-season where they won their first 4 games in the Cup but then lost 2-1 to Ilves. In the quarterfinals they surprisingly lost to Esport Honka 2-4 at home. This showed that their defense is not at the correct level yet. Honka scored 3 goals from set pieces.

Last season the teams met 4 times with the first match in Kuopio ending in a draw. KuPS then beat HJK 2-3 in Helsinki and in the last league game in Helsinki, HJK won 1-0. In the cup HJK won 1-4 in Kuopio. Overall HJK has beaten KuPS 14 times at home, 4 matches have ended in a draw and only 4 times, KuPS has left the capital with a win.

You can read more about KuPS – HERE.

Starting line ups:
HJK: Dähne – Rafinha, Obilor, Patronen, Pirinen – Dahlström, Mosa – Pelvas, Atom, Savage – Morelos
KuPS: Virtanen – Rannankari, Boxall, Egwuekwe, Sorsa – Nissilä, Saxman – Savolainen, Niskanen, Duah – Salami

Prediction:

Initial pick: HJK to win by at least 2 goals with 1.80 odds and HJK team goals over 2.5 goals with 230 odds.