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Ykkönen 28 April: Klubi-04 vs FF Jaro

Ykkönen 28 April: Klubi-04 vs FF Jaro

Klubi-04 vs FF Jaro 17:00 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 3.40 – 3.40 – 1.93 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the opening game in the Ykkönen this season for both games. Klubi-04 is a newly promoted team. They are the reserve team of HJK with plenty of young and talented Finnish players. We expect them to finish in the bottom half of the table but just avoid relegation. (Read our: Ykkönen Season preview). FF Jaro is yet again trying to get back to the Veikkausliiga. This season they are one of the favourites for promotion.

Klubi-04 will try to play with a similar style as their mother team HJK. In the Finnish Cup they drew with TPS and beat Honka-Akatemia (Kakkonen) but lost their other matches conceding several goals in the process. As they have collected a lot of youth talent, they have several youth international in their team. Because of this, they missed several players from training in March as they were with their international teams.

FF Jaro has gotten a lot of new players this season and their team looks quite balanced. Last season they had a lot of key injuries at the start of the season which cost them the promotion (Possibly). This season they have a bit more depth in the team so if they do get injuries those wont cost them that much.

In the Finnish Cup Jaro beat both Kakkonen teams TPV and PKKU easily. They also drew with Veikkausliiga team SJK but losses to VPS and KPV meant that they did not pass the group stage. In their last friendly they lost to SJK-Akatemia but their head coach Kärkkäinen did not mind that as he was rotating a lot of players in that match. He has actually been rotating players a lot in pre-season and they have not really played at all with their strongest line-up which could cost them some points in the beginning.

Previous matches:

Klubi-04 team news:

As HJK is playing several games in a short time period in the Veikkausliiga they do not expect to get much help from there.

Jaro team news:

Both of their main central defenders Milosavljevic and Brunell have had small injuries. Milosavljevic is in the line-up but Brunell will miss this match.

Starting Line ups:

Klubi-04: Leislahti – Katz, Laitinen, Kouassivi-Benissan, Ceesay – Tauriainen, Väänänen, Kiuru, Ollikainen – Banza, Jäntti
Jaro: Öhberg – Moses, Chavez, Takamäki, Sillah – Mandiangu, Kula, Takahashi -Böling, Jovovic, Paintsil

Prediction:

There should be goals here as both teams have good offenses and weaknesses in defense. Over 2.5 goals.