Haka vs HIFK
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Tehtaan Kenttä (Valkeakoski)
As expected the newbie has fallen into the relegation zone after just 6 matches. They are currently in the 10th spot with no wins so far. Only two teams have not picked up a win this season-Haka and Rovaniemi who are last in the points table. But all is not lost for the home side as they tend to draw more than lose. From the six matches, they have four draws and two defeats. The latest league fixture saw them draw against SJK away from home.
Unlike Haka, HIFK is an experienced campaigner in the top tier of Finnish football. Even though they are seven-time champions of the top division they have no trophies in the Veikkausliiga era. Currently, they are enjoying a three-match unbeaten run which includes two wins.
Haka vs HIFK: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitors are on a four-match winning run against this opposition.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in three of their five previous meetings.
- The Reds have two wins and a loss in three head to head matches at this ground.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in two of those three games here.
- Haka has no wins in all five recent matches in both Cup and League.
- HIFK is unbeaten in all three recent league fixtures on the road.
Haka vs HIFK: Prediction
HIFK always had the upper hand against this opposition since 2014. They are currently on a winning streak and have not lost away from home this season as well. These two met at this ground only three times and in two of those, the away team was victorious. So I think It will be safe to go for a Double Chance for either a draw or the away team winning this one.
Even though the away side is in the upper half of the table, the defensive tactics need improvement. They have given away 9 goals which are one more than what they scored in total. This will be a problem in the upcoming games although they are unbeaten away from home. The home side has also scored at least a goal per match so far. So we can expect goals at both ends of the field.
Haka vs HIFK: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Draw or HIFK to win @ 1.53 (6/11).
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).