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Veikkausliiga 18 June: KuPS vs HJK

Veikkausliiga 18 June: KuPS vs HJK

KuPS vs HJK 18:30 Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
Odds 6.00 – 3.70 – 1.51 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the big match of the round but with KuPS missing so many players in this game, it looks like a clear away win. KuPS is missing top scorer Salami, winger Duah, 2nd top scorer Nissilä and also key CB Boxall. They played against VPS on Wednesday without those 3 first players and did ok with a 2-2 draw, but now Boxall will be out and they will play for the first time this season without the normal defensive pairing Egwuekwe – Boxall.

HJK played on Thursday so they have 1 day less to rest compared to KuPS but still they played strong and more importantly, they were able to score goals without their best players Morelos who is close to be sold to Glasgow Rangers. Of course JJK is not the best team but still HJK was able to play really well. HJK will miss from this game Pirinen who got a red card in the JJK game.

The teams met once this season with HJK winning 2-0 at home. Last season both teams won once and one game in Kuopio ended in a draw. In the Cup HJK won in Kuopio 1-4.

Starting line ups:
KuPS:
HJK:

Prediction:

Difficult game to pick as both teams have a lot of missing players. Initial pick under 2.5 goals.