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Ykkönen 9 May: AC Oulu vs HIFK

Ykkönen 9 May: AC Oulu vs HIFK

AC Oulu vs HIFK 18:30 Raatin Stadin, Oulu
Odds 2.40 – 3.20 – 2.63 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a match between two teams wanting promotion. AC Oulu suffered a surprise 2-1 loss in their opening game against newly promoted AC Kajaani. HIFK beat FC Haka 1-2 in their own match. This is the longest away match for HIFK as the distance between Oulu and Helsinki is 600 kilometers.

Despite this being a home match for AC Oulu, they have not been able to train much on natural grass this season. The pitch in Raati field is natural grass so the ball will react a bit differently than on artificial turf. It is a bit the same for HIFK though. PS Kemi and HJK played on this pitch on Monday in the Veikkausliiga and there was a lot of long balls due to the condition of the pitch still so early in the season. You cannot play that much on the ground as the pitch is a bit uneven. The team that can win the aerial battles should win this match.

Previous matches:

No matches last season as HIFK played in the Veikkausliiga and AC Oulu in Ykkönen.

Oulu team news:

They will miss only Josue Soto and Hannes Seikkala.

HIFK team news:

HIFK will be without Tuukka Kurki, Jaakko Lepola and Nikolas Saira.

Starting Line ups:

Oulu: Pennanen – Moore, Nurmos, Heikkinen, Aallikko – Jair, Ramadingaye, Belov, Gullsten – Tahvanainen, Morin
HIFK: Kollar – Jurvainen, Lahdenmäki, Kuusijärvi, Hänninen – Kanth, Terävä, Rantanen, Halme – Ulmanen, Sihvola

Prediction:

Main pick under 2.5 goals