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Veikkausliiga 26 August: KuPS vs HJK

Veikkausliiga 26 August: KuPS vs HJK

KuPS vs HJK 18:30 Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
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This is he big game of the round with 3rd placed KuPS trying to continue their winning streak against league leaders HJK.

KuPS is in good form having won their last three games, but when you look at the games closely, they have been a bit lucky. KuPS beat both of the bottom teams TPS and PS Kemi at home 3-2 and 3-1. In their last match they beat FC Inter in Turku 0-1 but they were the second best in that game. Inter missed several good chances and even a penalty. They will need to improve their performances if they wish to continue these results and eventually stay in the Top- when the season ends. KuPS is 5-4-3 at home this season. They would have to win all their remaining home games if they wish to match their last season´s home record of 9-4-3.

HJK has been in a bit of down form recently. They are undefeated in their last 5 league games, but if you count games from all competitions, they are without a win in their last 5 games. Their last two league games have ended in two home draws which is not good enough for HJK. They got knocked out of Europe by Olimpija and they have had some issues inside the team. HJK is now only 5 points ahead of RoPS but with a game in hand. They will not want RoPS to get any closer. HJK is the best away team in the league with a 7-3-1 away record. All their wins have come with a 1 goal difference.

Previous matches:

KuPS 2-2 HJK (This season)
HJK 1-2 KuPS (This season)
HJK 2-0 KuPS (Cup This season)

KuPS team news:

Juri Nissinen, Ruben Gabriel, Saku Savolainen are out, Luis Carlos Murillo is a doubt.

HJK team news:

Juha Pirinen and Daniel O´Shaughnessy are out.

Starting Line ups:

KuPS: Virtanen – Murillo, Tabi Manga, Pirttijoki, Toivomäki – Saxman, Ayarna – Pennanen, Niskanen, Karjalainen – Rangel
HJK: Rudakov – Rafinha, Obilor, Patronen, Sumusalo – Dahlström, Annan – Riski, Jordan, Alho – Klauss

Prediction:

Both teams to score and away win