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Ykkönen 20 October: HIFK vs KPV preview

Ykkönen 20 October: HIFK vs KPV preview

HIFK vs KPV 14:00 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 2.02 – 3.20 – 3.30– Bet NOW at RedKings

This is or all the marbles as there are two games left and one of these teams will be directly promoted and one of them will have to play in the playoffs against the team who finishes 11th in the Veikkausliiga (SJK, IFK Mariehamn or TPS). KPV leads the league by one point so they would be happy with a draw but a win would guarantee them promotion. HIFK needs the win as they cannot count on the fact that KPV would drop points against FC KTP in their final match. IF HIFK would win, they would only need a draw from their final game away to AC Kajaani to secure first place as their goal difference is better.

HIFK has been in very good form recently having won their last four games with goal difference 9-0. They have managed to keep a clean sheet in four consecutive games. HIFK has been a good home team also this season with a 8-4-1 record. HIFK should not have any injuries so they should play with their main players.

KPV might be in even better form ever since they learned how to score goals. They have won their last five games with a goal difference of 16-3. Also their away performances have improved since the start of the season as they are 3-1-1 from their last five away games having won their last two against AC Oulu and FC Haka. KPV also should have all their main players available.

There should be plenty of fans going into this match and also from KPV so the atmosphere should be great.

Previous matches:

KPV 2-2 HIFK (This season)
HIFK 2-0 KPV (This season)

Starting Line ups:

HIFK: Kollar – Bäckman, Hänninen, Lahdenmäki, Kuusijärvi, Vesala – Terävä, Nando, Halme – Mustonen, Sihvola
KPV: Marttinen – Josimov, Chantzopoulos, Koskimaa, Hinestroza – Poutiainen, Mannström, Byskata – Zhychykov, Multanen, Marin

Prediction:

Both teams to score.