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Veikkausliiga 22 May: HJK vs FC Inter

Veikkausliiga 22 May: HJK vs FC Inter

HJK vs FC Inter 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 1.41 – 4.33 – 6.50 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the repeat of the Finnish Cup Final from 1.5 weeks ago where FC Inter defense held HJK back and they won the trophy 0-1. That was already the second time this season where Inter has bee able to held HJK without goals as the first league match between the teams finished 0-0 in Turku. Still HJK is the big favourite. They are currently 2nd and a win here would move them top of the league. Inter is currently 9th with 8 points from 8 games.

HJK can go top of the league here but they still have struggled this season. Last season they scored 2.35 goals and conceded only 0.48 per game. This season so far those numbers are 1.33 and 0.78. Offensively they have missed both Morelos and Tanaka but no one expected them to be so much off from last years numbers. They have problems breaking down opposite defenses. Last season they had good wingers but this season this has not been the case. When you take away that threat, they are easier to stop. Despite this, they are still the best team in the league and they can keep at least this level which would be enough to give them the title again. In Europe though, this wont be enough.

FC Inter got a massive boost from their Cup win. Before the final, this was a team in crisis almost with only 5 points from 7 games and performances looking really bad. One Cup win later and they beat SJK away from home and now everything looks brighter again. The players have their confidence back and this shows in their play. There is still a lot to improve defensively and offensively but at least now they are on the right track.

Previous matches (This season):

HJK 0-1 Inter (Cup final)
Inter 0-0 HJK

HJK team news:

HJK will be without Riku Riski, Akseli Pelvas, Enoch Banza and Ville Jalasto.

Inter team news:

They will miss long term injured Niko Markkula. Ivan Sesar and Niilo Mäenpää return to the line-up.

Starting Line ups:

HJK: Rudakov – Rafinha, Obilor, Patronen, O´shaughnessy – Annan, Dahlström – Mensah, Valencic, Mosa – Gamal
Inter: Moisander – Varmanen, Nyman, Hoskonen, Penninkangas – Ojala, Kuningas, Sesar, Mäkitalo – Furuholm, Källman

Prediction:

FC Inter +1AH