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Veikkausliiga 28 July: FC Honka vs HJK

Veikkausliiga 28 July: FC Honka vs HJK

FC Honka vs HJK 17:00 Tapiolan TN1, Espoo
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This is a big derby game (Metroderby) between two teams from the capital city area. FC Honka is newly promoted but they do not play like that. They are strong and are 3rd currently. HJK leads the league but they are currently in the middle of an important Champions League tie with BATE Borisov so they might rotate players here. The teams have met three times this season. In the Cup, Honka won the first match in the group stage but lost in the semi-final. In the league Honka was leading 0-2 in Helsinki but two red cards helped HJK to come back and win 3-2.

Honka started the season well defensively but they could not hit the target. This caused them to play many draws and they were a mid-table club. Then their main striker Masar Ömer got injured and they hired former HJK forward Macoumba Kandji. This boosted their attack and they started to win games. He has now scored 9 goals so far. Honka is a good home team with a 4-4-1 record. Their only loss came at the hands of VPS and that was their first home loss since 2014 August (also against VPS).

HJK is the best team in the league but they have not really dominated their games this season. They are the best away team in the league with a 6-3-1 record. All their wins though have come by only a 1 goal margin. Now they are also in the middle of an important European Cup tie so their mind might be there also. Both teams know each other well as they have plenty of players who have played for both teams. Honka´s latest signing Demba Savage just played with HJK during last season.

Previous matches:

HJK 3-2 Honka (This season)

Honka team news:

They will miss Masar Ömer and Javi Hervas. Mäkijärvi, Rahimi and Aalto are doubts.

HJK team news:

HJK will get back Ville Jalasto and the players who played in the Finland U19 team; Vertainen and Vesiaho. Riku Riski is a doubt but Daniel O´Shaughnessy might be out for the season.

Starting Line ups:

ACK: Taleski – Laevuo, Ivanov, Rasimus, Levänen – Perovuo, Kabashi – Korhonen, Martin, Kaufmann – Kandji
HJK: Rudakov – Sumusalo, Vesiaho, Katz, Peiponen – Mosa, Annan – Alho, Vertainen, Banza – Klauss

Prediction:

Both teams to score and Honka draw no bet.