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Ykkönen 16 May: FC Haka vs AC Oulu

Ykkönen 16 May: FC Haka vs AC Oulu

Haka vs AC Oulu 18:30 Tehtaan kenttä, Valkeakoski
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This is the 3rd match for both teams. Haka is still without a win with a loss to HIFK and a draw with EIF. AC Oulu lost to AC Kajaani away from home but beat HIFK at home in the last round.

We predicte d FC Haka to be in the top half of the table at the end of the season. Their team has changed a lot and it is quite young but they still have a good head coach in Keith Armstrong and a lot of hungry good players. In their opening match they got an early red card so had to play with 10 men for most of the match. It was no wonder they lost that 1-2 to the biggest promotion candidate. In their second match they faced the defensive wall of EIF and could not find a winner in the 0-0 game. In this game they also got a red card so they have played most of the season with 10 men than with 11. Last season Haka was a decent home team with a 6-3-4 record beating for instance KPV and Honka.

AC Oulu wants promotion and they did ok in the pre-season making it out from the group eventually losing to EIF away from home. They lost to newly promoted AC Kajaani in their opening game but they missed their leader Markus Heikkinen from that match. When they had him against HIFK they won easily 3-1 at home. They have a new head coach and plenty of new players and they are capable of promotion but they need to win also away from home.

Previous matches (last season):

Oulu 0-1 Haka
Haka 1-5 Oulu
Oulu 1-0 Haka

Haka team news:

They will miss suspended central defender Abidor and forward Ben. In training they lost to injury another central defender Starck and another forward Hilska.

Oulu team news:

They have had a bit of flu going but they will miss from this match only Aleksi Gullsten and Josue Soto.

Starting Line ups:

Haka: Marttinen – Kyöstilä, Malundama, Rantanen, Paunovic- Helminen, Popovitch, Tapani, Chidi – Lähdesmäki, Nganbe Nganbe
Oulu: Pennanen – Moore, Nurmos, Heikkinen, Aallikko – Jair, Ramadingaye, Kemppainen, Belov – Tahvanainen, Morin

Prediction:

With the injuries and suspension for the Haka squad, we go with away win.