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Veikkausliiga 4 June: HIFK vs Ilves – Picks won

Veikkausliiga 4 June: HIFK vs Ilves

HIFK vs Ilves 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 2.60 – 2.90 – 2.73 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is an important match for both teams as they both need a win here. HIFK has managed to win only 1 game all season with many of their games ending in a draw. Defensively they are one of the best teams in the league with only 11 goals conceded in 10 games. Offensively though they are the worst team in the league with only 8 goals scored. Because of this they are now on 11th position. HIFK will miss Pauli Kuusijärvi, Fredrik Lassas and Jani Bäckman. Kim Raimi who was substituted in their last match against VPS is a doubt.

Ilves was predicted to be fighting for a top-3 position this season and it started well for them but in their last 5 games, they have lost 4 times. To make matters worse, is that they have lost to both bottom club teams JJK (3-1) and PS Kemi (2-4) in their last 2 games. Normally Ilves should have one of the best defenses in the league but that is gone now with 15 goals conceded (7 in the last 2 games) and only 12 goals scored. They have a mini crisis on their hands at the moment. Ilves will be without Jaakko Juuti, Eero Tamminen, Marco Matrone, Teemu Penninkangas, Tariq Kazi and Jude Nworuh. They will get back though Lauri Ala-Myllymäki who also celebrates his 20th birthday.

Last season Ilves beat HIFK home and away and the last game in Tampere ended 1-1.

Starting line ups:
HIFK: Maanoja – Jurvainen, Hänninen, A Lody, Vesala – Terävä, Väyrynen, Gela, Halme – Mäkelä, Sihvola
Ilves: Luukkanen – Aspegren, Tanska, Miettunen, Koskinen – Ayarna, Siira – Rahimi, Järvinen, Hynynen – Tuco

Prediction:

This should be a low scoring game with both having a bit of goal scoring problems and also with Ilves wanting especially focus on their defense having conceded 7 goals in their last 2 matches. Under 2.25 goals and Ilves Draw no Bet are our initial picks.