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Veikkausliiga 11 May: HJK 2-0 Ilves

Veikkausliiga 11 May: HJK vs Ilves

Match Highlights

HJK vs Ilves 18:30 Telia 5G Stadium, Helsinki
Odds 1.30 – 4.50 – 9.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the biggest game of this round with the two best teams at the moment playing against each other. HJK is the biggest favourite to win the title but surprisingly their offense has not been working as it should. They are able to create chances but not finish them. After easy wins over VPS, KuPS and JJK, they have had to draw with IFK Mariehamn, FC Inter and in the last round lose to VPS. They still lead the Veikkausliiga by 1 point over Ilves but Ilves has played one game less. Ilves struggled a bit in their first two home games but they have won all their away games against good teams KuPS and SJK so far. In the last round they beat IFK Mariehamn easily 3-0. Their only loss came against RoPS 0-2 after a lacklustre performance. After that game, they have done more in training and it has showed in the games.

Ilves will miss from this game Teemu Penninkangas, Antti Koskinen, Tariq Kazi and Jude Nworuh. Also winger Eero Tamminen and 2nd goalkeeper Johannes Luukkanen are doubts. From these only Tamminen has started a couple of games this season so none are big losses for them.

The teams met already once this season with HJK winning 0-1 in the Finnish cup. The match was played indoors. Last season the teams met 3 times with HJK winning twice home and away. Ilves won one of their home games.

You can read more about HJK – HERE.

You can read more about Ilves – HERE.

Starting line ups:
HJK: Dähne – Pirinen, Jalasto, Patronen, Rafinha – Annan, Mosa – Savage, Atom, Mensah – Morelos
Ilves: Hilander – Aspegren, Tanska, Miettunen, Hynynen – Ayarna, Siira – Rahimi, Tendeng, Järvinen – Tuco

Prediction:

The odds on HJK are a bit too low. They should win this match but with what margin is difficult to say. They lost to VPS in the last game but they created so many chances and shots that they should have scored more goals. Ilves defense is good but away from home it might crumble under pressure. Over 2.5 goals with 1.81 odds.