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Veikkausliiga 10 August: SJK vs HJK

Veikkausliiga 10 August: SJK vs HJK

SJK vs HJK 20:00 OmaSp Arena, Seinäjoki
Odds 4.33 – 3.30 – 1.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a bit of a pre-match for the Finnish Cup final as both teams will play that match in Seinäjoki in September. SJK is currently 6th with 29 points. HJK leads the league with a 10 points difference to VPS.

SJK has been resurrected recently. After changing their head coach twice already this season, they seem to have gotten their game together. They are on top of the form table with 4 wins and 1 draw from their last 5 games and more importantly, they have conceded only once in those games. Their offense still needs to improve a bit as in those 5 games they scored 6 goals but that has been enough as long as your defense holds. SJK will miss Chema Anton, Matej Hradecky and Richie Dorman from this match. It looks like they will get back Johannes Laaksonen, Billy Ions, Timo Tahvanainen and Sergi Arimany so they have a good squad to choose from.

Leaders HJK drew with FC Lahti in the last match at home. Their first half was not good but in the second, they should have scored some goals. Defensively they are still the best with only 9 goals conceded but offensively, the loss of Morelos to Rangers and Atomu Tanaka´s injury have been a blow. They are no longer as dominant as they were early in the season. They have lost only once on the road this season but 5 of those matches have ended in a draw. From this match they will still miss Atom and Roni Peiponen due to injury. Anthony Annan is suspended and Filip Valencic is a doubt.

The teams met once this season in Helsinki and HJK crushed SJK by beating them 6-0. Last season HJK beat SJK in Seinäjoki 2-3 and 2-1 at home. The last match in Helsinki ended 0-0. SJK did win the Cup final after penalties though.

Starting line ups:
SJK: Aksalu – Sundman, Hatakka, Vales, Hurme – Hetemaj, Laaksonen, Bardanca- Zeneli, Klinga – Mboma
HJK: Dähne – Pirinen, Halme, Obilor, Jalasto – Mosa, Dahlström – Pelvas, Onovo, Rafinha – Jallow


Main pick is under 2.5 goals and this match could end in a draw.