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Ykkönen 9 July: FF Jaro vs HIFK

Ykkönen 9 July: FF Jaro vs HIFK

FF Jaro vs HIFK 18:30 Keskuskenttä, Pietarsaari
Odds 2.40 – 3.15 – 2.70 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a big promotion battle match between 4th placed FF Jaro and leaders HIFK. If Jaro wins this match, they can move to first place ahead of HIFK but they would have played one game more. HIFK on the other can go 3 points ahead of KPV if they win. The teams have met once this season already with HIFK winning 2-1 at their own artificial pitch stadium.

FF Jaro played another big game a little bet over a week ago when they lost to KPV 1-0 away from home. In their last match they got a 0-1 win over bottom half team JJK. Jaro has improved their defense a lot since the start of the season. In their last eight games, they have conceded only three goals. Two of those came in their 0-2 loss to FC Haka where they missed all of their primary central defenders. Jaro has not been that good at home this season with a 2-1-2 record but they are improving. Most of their home games were played when their defense was not in order. In their last home game they beat Klubi-04 3-0. When they are fully fit, they are capable of playing like a team earning promotion. Jaro has not been good this season or last season in these big games (Lost to KPV twice and HIFK once this season) but they plan to change this here.

HIFK is the league leaders and the main candidate for promotion but they have had problems in matchee with long travel times and natural grass. Their only losses this season have been on matches like that. They lost to AC Oulu 3-1 (609km and natural grass). They lost to AC Kajaani (559km and natural grass). Pietarsaari is not that far away but still 475 kilometers and its on natural grass.HIFK is 2-1-2 on the road this season.

Previous matches:

HIFK 2-1 Jaro (This season)

Jaro team news:

They have no changes from the last game. Johan Brunell is still out.

HIFK team news:

They should have the best possible line-up in this match.

Starting Line ups:

Jaro: Öhberg – Moses, Milosavljevic, Takamäki, Chavez – Emet, Mandiangu, Myrevik, Olusanya, Kula – Paintsil
HIFK: Maanoja – Bäckman, Lahdenmäki, Kuusijärvi, Andberg,Hänninen – Saira, Terävä, Jyry – Mustonen, Sihvola

Prediction:

HIFK draw no bet.