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Veikkausliiga 16 June: Ilves vs HJK

Veikkausliiga 16 June: Ilves vs HJK

Ilves vs HJK 18:30 Tammelan Stadion, Helsinki
Odds 6.00 – 3.40 – 1.57 – Bet NOW at RedKings

5th placed Ilves has lost their last two matches but more worryingly they have conceded 7 goals in those matches. Champions HJK are on a good form having won their last seven games and leading the Veikkausliiga with a 10 point difference.

Ilves was in good form prior to their two losses. They had kept a clean sheet in three consecutive games but then against Honka they crumbled. Honka put four goals past this normally solid defense. They did concede also three goals against KuPS but they did play with 9 men for over 60 minutes so that was perhaps expected. Ilves is still undefeated at home with 3 wins and 2 draws this season. Ilves is a very difficult team to beat but surprisingly, every game that they have lost have been with more than 1 goal.

Leaders HJK have won their last seven games but still their performances are not as good as last season. However when other teams are inconsistent, HJK´s basic play is enough to get the desired wins. It will be very difficult to see them losing the title this season. They are the only undefeated team on their away games this season. They have won six and drawn one.

Previous matches:

HJK 3-1 Ilves (This season)

Ilves 1-4 HJK (Last season)
Ilves 1-1 HJK (Last season)
HJK 2-0 Ilves (Last season

Ilves team news:

Ilves will miss their long term injured Baba Mensah and Ilari Mettälä. They will also be without suspended Diogo Tomas and Alim Moundi.

HJK team news:

HJK will miss Akseli Pelvas, Ville Jalasto and possibly Riku Riski.

Starting Line ups:

Ilves: Hilander – Aspegren, Tanska, Miettunen, Rannankari – Thiaw, Siira – Ala-Myllymäki, Järvinen, Tamminen – Noubissi
HJK: Rudakov – O`Shaughnessy, Patronen, Obilor, Rafinha – Dahlström, Annan – Mensah, Vertainen, Peiponen – Klauss

Prediction:

Ilves should improve on their defense and HJK starting with not so strong forward line. Under 2.5 goals. Another pick is most goals on 2nd half.