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Ykkönen 21 May: HIFK vs Klubi-04

Ykkönen 21 May: HIFK vs Klubi-04

HIFK vs Klubi-04 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 1.58 – 3.80 – 5.00– Bet NOW at RedKings

Last season HIFK was playing the big “Stadin Derby” games against HJK. Now they will play those same derby´s against HJK´s reserve team, Klubi-04. HIFK is the big favourite here as they are one of the main contenders for promotion this season. They are currently second with 6 points from 3 games. Klubi-04 is expected to be fighting to avoid relegation but so far they have done a decent job with 4 points from 3 games. Both teams play in this same stadium so there is no home advantage.

HIFK may be in second position with 6 points but their performances have not been the best. Offensively they have been good but 4 out of their 5 goals have been scored by Pekka Sihvola. They depend on him heavily to provide the goods. Defensively they have conceded in each of their games so far. That has to improve if they want to have any chance of promotion this season.

Klubi-04 is HJK´s reserve team and it is filled with young, talented players who want to play for the first team. They play fast pace football and they try to impress the head coaches that they deserve their shot at the main team. This game will be a good chance to prove that against their main rivals in this city. So far their performances have been good. They lost their opening game to Jaro 0-2 but when looking at the chances in that game, they should have gotten something. They then beat JJK who also were relegated from the Veikkausliiga last season. In their last game they got a good 0-0 draw away from home against FC KTP who look pretty strong this season. So far the start has been really encouraging. If they continue like this, they will not have any problems avoiding relegation. As a reserve team, they cannot be promoted to the Veikkausliiga where HJK plays.

Previous matches (last season):

No matches played

HIFK team news:

 

Klubi-04 team news:

 

Starting Line ups:

HJK: Maanoja – Jurvainen, Andberg, Lahdenmäki, Hänninen – Bäckman, Rantanen, Jyry, Terävä – Sihvola, Ulmanen
Klubi-04: Leislahti – Katz, Laitinen, Kouassivi-Benissan, Ceesay – Jäntti, Väänänen – Kiuru, Ollikainen, Tauriainen – Tammivuori

Prediction:

HIFK -1AH