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Veikkausliiga 23 July: HJK vs PS Kemi

Veikkausliiga 23 July: HJK vs PS Kemi

HJK vs PS Kemi 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 1.12 – 7.0 – 15.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Leaders HJK return to the Veikkausliiga after disappointingly being knocked out from the Europa League to Shkendija. They now host PS Kemi who are 10th and from whom they took their best player Filip Valencic during the transfer window.

HJK has struggled a bit recently after they sold their best striker Alfredo Morelos to Glasgow Rangers. Also their key offensive player Atomu Tanaka has been injured and creative midfielder Moshtagh Yaghoubi has been either injured or suspended. They still lead the league with a 6 point margin but they will need to pick their form up again. At home they have been the best in the league with a 6-1-0 record. This will be their 6th game in 21 days and they will have to do it without Tanaka who is still injured and Yaghoubi who is suspended after he received a red card in their last game against Ilves.

PS Kemi has lost their good form which saw them climb to the top half of the table. They have now gone 5 games without a win (3L 2 D) and are now only 5 points ahead of HIFK and the relegation zone. PS Kemi signed Estonian international Sergei Mosnikov to replace Valencic for that number 10 position but he wont be ready yet for this game so PS Kemi will have to do without him.

PS Kemi has beaten HJK once but HJK has beaten then ever since 3-0-1.

Starting line ups:
HJK: Uusitalo – Jalasto, Patronen, Halme, Rafinha – Dahlström, Annan – Bougouhi, Valencic, Mensah – Jallow
PS Kemi: Forsman – Nurmos, David, Laitinen, Kaljumäe – Ojala, Jama – Mansally, Karjalainen, Guevara – Ceesay

Prediction:

HJK is the better team and should win but it will not be with a big margin. HJK to win by exactly 2 goals.