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Veikkausliiga 27 August: HJK vs KuPS

Veikkausliiga 27 August: HJK vs KuPS

HJK vs KuPS 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
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HJK is top of the league with a 11 points difference but a win here would move them 14 points ahead. KuPS is 4th but a win for them would move them 2nd.

HJK did lose their last home match but they have been by far the best home team in the league with a 8-2-1 record. HJK has had some injury problems as Atomu Tanaka has been absent for a while and now Moshtagh Yaghoubi will be out for a few more weeks. They signed Rasmus Schuller on loan so he can replace Yaghoubi if fit. Even without those players HJK has been doing well. Demba Savage finally got some goals in their last match and Filip Valencic has been good in that Attacking midfield position. HJK miss Jalasto, Patronen, Pirinen, Mensah and Banza who are all doubts.

KuPS has been in good form but mainly at home. On the road they have won only 1 and drawn 1 from their last 5 games. At home it is a different story, where they have won 4 and drawn 1 in their last 5 games. In the last round they came back from 0-1 down to beat IFK Mariehamn in the last minute. They play with a lot of confidence at the moment and they do not have any suspensions nor injuries. They did sell their center back Ekwuekwe Azubuike to SuperSport United in South-Africa. Their new Russian center back Igor Cheminava will start first with the KuPS reserve team KuFu so he wont be available here.

The teams have met two times this season with HJK winning both matches 2-0.

Starting line ups:
HJK: Dähne- Rafinha, Obilor, Halme, Pirinen – Annan, Dahlström – Mensah, Valencic, Savage – Pelvas
KuPS: Virtanen – Sorsa, Coulibaly, Boxall, Nissinen – Savolainen, Reuben, Saxman, Pennanen – Purje, Salami

Prediction:

HJK to win by exactly 2 gaala.