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Ykkönen 14 May: HIFK vs FF Jaro

Ykkönen 14 May: HIFK vs FF Jaro

HIFK vs FF Jaro 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 2.16 – 3.30 – 2.90 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a match between two promotion candidates. Both teams have started their seasons with a win and a loss. Both teams were supposed to have a solid defense but it has been that defense that has let them down so far in their opening games.

HIFK is one of the main favourites for promotion. They got relegated from the Veikkausliiga last season and they are looking to bounce back immediately. They have focused more on the youth this season as their more experienced players Väyrynen, Forssell and Mäkelä either retired or left. They did managed to keep the core group of players who have been with them for years and those will help the talented youth they have. They have not played that well yet. They did beat FC Haka in their opening game but they were playing a lot of the match with a man advantage. Against AC Oulu, they lost clearly 3-1. This will be their first home game of the season.

FF Jaro has already played on this pitch this season as they beat Klubi-04 0-2 in their opening game. In their second match they lost clearly to the biggest promotion candidate KPV at home. That was a derby match where they made more errors than KPV and paid for them with a loss. Their defense is better than what it was in the KPV game and it will have to be here if they wish to take any points.

Previous matches (last season):

HIFK team news:

They have all players available after Kuusijärvi was able to play in the reserves.

Jaro team news:

They will be without Darvin Chavez, Johan Brunell and Axel Vidjeskog

Starting Line ups:

HIFK: Maanoja – Bäckman, Lahdenmäki, Andberg, Vesala – Jyry, Mohamed, Nando, Rantanen – Ulmanen, Sihvola
Jaro: Ähberg – Moses, Milosavljevic, Takamäki, Sillah – Emet, Mandiangu, Kula, Böling – Jovovic, Paintsil

Prediction:

Under 2.5 goals.