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Veikkausliiga 23 April: JJK vs HJK

Veikkausliiga 23 April: JJK 1-5 HJK

JJK 1-5 HJK 17:00 Harjun Stadion, Jyväskylä
Odds 12.00 – 5.50 – 1.18 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Newly promoted JJK will play their first home game this season against title favourites HJK on a poor condition Harju field. JJK started their season with a 5-2 loss to Champions IFK Mariehamn. This was followed by a better defensive performance against HIFK (0-0). JJK has some defensive issues in this match as they will miss Central defenders Lähitite, Gustavsson and full backs Hanslian and Varmanen.

HJK is the biggest favourite to win the league. Their biggest advantage is their home field but their squad quality is by far the best in the league. They beat at home VPS 5-0 and KuPS 2-0. They drew their first away game 1-1 with Champions IFK Mariehamn. HJK was not that dominate in that game as when they led, they became more passive. They will only miss full back Peiponen from this game.

JJK playing style of playing with 3 at the back should fit the way HJK  plays but the bad condition of the pitch does not.

You can read more about JJK – HERE.

You can read more about HJK – HERE.

Starting line ups:
JJK: Marttinen – Abdi, Tapaninen, Nieminen – Vielma, Manninen, Leppänen, Kari, Poutiainen – Petrescu, Etock
HJK: Dähne – Rafinha, Halme, Obilor, Pirinen – Annan, Onovo – Mensah, Yaghoubi, Savage – Morelos

Prediction:

This is a tricky match to predict. The level gap between the teams is huge but the poor pitch condition could decrease the amount of goals scored. The only value bet here is HJK win with under 2.5 goals.