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Veikkausliiga 15 September: HIFK vs JJK

Veikkausliiga 15 September: HIFK vs JJK

HIFK vs JJK 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 1.80 – 3.60 – 3.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the big relegation battle match everyone has been waiting for every since JJK somehow got into form. HIFK is 11th with 21 points and JJK is bottom just 3 points behind. The team that finishes bottom, will be directly relegated. The team that finishes 11th will play a play-out two-legged match against the 2nd team in Ykkönen. HIFK is already 9 points behind PS Kemi who are 10th so the only way to play in the Veikkausliiga for either team is to win in from the play-outs.

HIFK played on Tuesday so they have not had as much rest as JJK but HIFK rotated several players in their match against HJK so that should not be a huge issue. HIFK played ok with their reserves against HJK losing only 2-1 but overall their form is bad. Only 4 points from their last 5 games. At home they are 3-4-6 this season scoring 7 and conceding 15 goals. HIFK will have all key players available for this match.

This is a big match for JJK. For a long time they have been considered as the clear bottom team in this league and destined for relegation but they have gotten some fighting spirit on and they have won 3 of their last 5 matches. On the road they are 2-4-8 so far this season with their last two away games ending in wins. JJK also has all the key players available.

The teams have met twice this season with the first match in Helsinki ending 0-0. In the second match in Jyväskylä JJK was playing already their 3rd match within a week and lost easily 0-3.

Starting line ups:
HIFK: Eriksson – Hänninen, Raimi, A Lody, Vesala – Halme, Gela, Väyrynen, Ristola – Forssell, Sihvola
JJK: Marttinen – Abdi, Gustavsson, Tapaninen, Ojamaa – Petrescu, Poutiainen, Kari, Manninen – Etock, Jovovic

Prediction:

This is such an important game for both teams so it decreases the amount of goals. Under 2.5 goals is our main pick.