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Veikkausliiga 12 October: HIFK vs PS Kemi

Veikkausliiga 12 October: HIFK vs PS Kemi

HIFK vs PS Kemi 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
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This is the big relegation battle match between HIFK who are 11th at the moment and PS Kemi who are 10th with a 6-point advantage with only 4 rounds to go. The team that finishes 11th has to play against the 2nd team in the Ykkönen for a place in the Veikkausliiga next season.

HIFK took an important 1-2 win in the last round against VPS which boosted their chances of survival. The win put them 6 points ahead of JJK and just 6 points behind PS Kemi. If they can beat PS Kemi now, they will be only 3 points behind with 3 rounds remaining. It will still be difficult but at least they can keep the pressure on Kemi. HIFK is 3-5-6 at home this season but they are 2-2-0 in their last 4 home games.

PS Kemi looked like they were already safe but just 1 point from their final 4 matches have put them under a little bit of pressure again. They have a lot of players who mainly play for money and might not have the heart to battle it out as a regular player from Kemi might do so always have a slight dip in form during this time of the season. It happened last season and it is happening now. They had a solid defense in the beginning but in their last 4 games they have conceded 10 goals. They have conceded an average of 1.66 goals per game with only JJK having a worse record.

Despite that poor defensive record, HIFK has yet to score against PS Kemi this season. This speaks more about HIFK´s goal scoring problems than PS Kemi´s solid defense though. The first match in Kemi finished 0-0 but in Helsinki PS Kemi won 0-2.

Starting line ups:
HIFK: Eriksson – Terävä, Aho, A Lody, Vesala – Lassas, Halme, Gela, Ristola – Mäkelä, Sihvola
Kemi: Vilmunen – Zea, David, Laitinen, Ojala – Guevara, Jama – Karjalainen, Mosnikov, Gullsten – Tano

Prediction:

The away side has played better this season and as they now come after an international break, they should be more prepared for this match. X2 double chance for the visitors.