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Veikkausliiga 14 June: HIFK vs SJK

Veikkausliiga 14 June: HIFK vs SJK

HIFK vs SJK 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 3.20 – 3.00 – 2.25 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a big match for both teams as both teams are in a bit of a crisis. HIFK is in the relegation play-out spot 11th with only one win all season. Their biggest problem has been in scoring goals as they have scored only 8 goals in their 11 matches so far which is the lowest of all the teams. The defense has worked well as they have conceded only 12 goals. Out of those 8 goals that they have scored, three of them came in the last time the teams met this season (3-3). They have tried playing with 1 striker and with 2 strikers but the end result has been the same which is no goals. They are missing a clear attacking midfielder who could create chances.

SJK is also in a crisis which resulted in Sixten Boström getting the axe as the head coach with only 11 games in charge. The new head coach Roca did not have the best start for his career with them as they lost 0-3 to FC Inter in the last round. If you also count the previous match against HJK, SJK has lost their last two games conceding 9 goals in total. They have had problems everywhere in the pitch with the defense conceding goals and the offense not scoring. The level of the squad is better than their current league position shows but they need to get their self-confidence back before they can start winning matches again.

The first match this season ended 3-3 in Seinäjoki. Last season both teams won at home once with the second match in Helsinki ending in a draw. As an interesting fact, SJK has never won a game in this Arena with SJK never beating HIFK or HJK in 90 minutes.

Starting line ups:
HIFK: Maanoja – Vesala, A Lody, Jurvanen, Anyamele- Halme, TERÄVÄ, GELA, Hänninen- Forssell, Sihvola
SJK: Aksalu- Dorman, Bardanca, Vales, Tahvanainen- Malolo, Hetemaj- Zeneli, Klinga, Ions- Ahde


Low scoring draw