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Veikkausliiga 6 May: VPS 2-1 HJK

Veikkausliiga 6 May: VPS 2-1 HJK

Highlights

VPS vs HJK 17:00 Elisa Stadion, Vaasa
Odds 8.50 – 4.20 – 1.35 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This will be already the second time the teams will meet this season with the first match ending 5-0 for HJK in Helsinki. Since then VPS has improved slightly after first losing 1-3 at home to SJK, then beating RoPS away 2-4 and drawing against KuPS 2-2 and IFK Mariehamn 1-1. They are currently on 8th position with 5 points after 5 games. HJK leads the Veikkausliiga with 3 wins and 2 draws. They are the strong title favourites but had to settle for a 1-1 home draw against FC Inter in their last match in poor snowy conditions.

Last season both teams won once at home with the second match in Vaasa ending in a 0-0 draw.

VPS has been focusing on their defense in their training, they know that it has not been at the level as they had it last season. Offensively They have been ok. Now they will miss again their two normally starting central defenders Mikko Viitikko and Ville Koskimaa from this match. Former HJK full back Veli Lampi has been moved to be the 3rd CB in their defensive line. It worked ok against Mariehamn but he is still the weakest link. HJK does not have injury worries.

You can read more about VPS – HERE.

You can read more about HJK – HERE.

Starting line ups:
VPS: Meerits – Jurgenson, Lahti, Lampi – Engström, Laatikainen, Lähde, Strandvall, Hakola – Vahtera, Morrissey
HJK: Dähne – Pirinen, Jalasto, Obilor, Rafinha – Dahlström, Mosa – Pelvas, Atom, Mensah – Morelos

Prediction:

With VPS without Koskimaa in defense, they should not be able to hold HJK too much. VPS will have their own chances and it will be a more tighter game than in Helsinki but HJK should still be able to score at least 2 goals. HJK team goals over 1.5 with 1.76 is our main bet