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Veikkausliiga playoff 2nd leg 4 November: HIFK vs FC Honka

Veikkausliiga playoff 2nd leg 4 November: HIFK vs FC Honka

HIFK vs FC Honka 14:00 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
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This is the 2nd leg match between the team that finished 2nd in the Finnish first division Ykkönen, FC Honka and the team that finish 11th in the Veikkausliiga, HIFK. The first leg ended 0-0 so HIFK needs to win this match in order win this playoff. A 0-0 would take it to extra time and eventually penalties if needed. Any other result would mean promotion for FC Honka.

This will be HIFK´s 3rd match within a week and they will again miss both of their main goalkeepers and also their key midfielder Mika Väyrynen who got injured in the first leg. In goal though their emergency goalkeeper Daniel Kollar showed that he wont be the reason if HIFK would fail to win this match. HIFK has put young Tommi Jyry to replace experienced Mika Väyrynen and the youngster will be in a tough place here. HIFK will get back their club legend Jukka Halme after he returns from suspension. HIFK make 4 changes to the team that played on Wednesday.

FC Honka managed to keep a clean sheet in the first leg which will give them an advantage as long as they can just score one goal. That would mean that HIFK needs to score two in order remain in the Veikkausliiga. Honka will get back into the line-up their top scorer Ömer.

 

Starting line-ups:
HIFK: Kollar – Anyamele, Aho, A Lody, Vesala – Terävä, Jyry, Gela, Halme – Sihvola, Forssell
Honka: Murray – Äijälä, Rasimus, Saarinen, Laevuo – Kaufmann, Perovuo – Korhonen, Portela, Liikonen – Ömer

Prediction:

Honka to win.