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Veikkausliiga 31 May: VPS vs HIFK – Pick lost

Veikkausliiga 31 May: VPS vs HIFK

VPS vs HIFK 18:30 Elisa Stadium, Vaasa
Odds 1.87 – 3.20 – 3.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

VPS is one of the best on-form teams in the league at the moment with 4 wins in their last 5 games. They started the season poorly with 2 heavy losses (5-0 HJK and 1-3 SJK) but went then 6 games unbeaten before Ilves beat them in their last home game. They are a good, solid team who has a clear way of playing. Defensively they play good but this season, thanks to Steven Morrissey, their offense has worked also. They are a difficult team to beat now. VPS will be without Sebastian Strandvall and Ebrima Sohna in this game.

HIFK this season is struggling to win. Their defense works well with goalkeeper Maanoja keeping 4 clean sheets. Their offense though has not worked at all with only 7 goals in 9 games. Three of those goals came in the 3-3 draw against SJK. The team is lacking a proper offensive midfielder who could create the chances for their 3 experienced strikers. You know those strikers Mäkelä, Sihvola and Forssell can score goals but they need to get the chances. So far that has not worked and in the last match they lost 0-2 to FC Inter. HIFK will be without Jani Bäckman, Fredrik Lassas and Pauli Kuusijärvi.

Last season the teams met 3 times with VPS winning all of them. 3-1 at home and 0-1 in both of the away games.

Starting line ups:
VPS: Meerits – Lampi, Viitikko, Lahti – Engström, Levänen, Laatikainen, Voutilainen, Hakola – Vahtera, Morrissey
HIFK: Maanoja – Hänninen, Raimi, A Lody, Vesala – Jurvainen, Väyrynen, Gela, Saira – Sihvola, Forssell

Prediction:

Home win