HIFK vs HJK
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Thursday, 4 July 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Telia 5G-Areena (Helsinki).
These teams might be distant to each other in the points table, but it needs to be taken into consideration that HIFK has still three matches in hand, and they are unbeaten in the last five attempts in the league.
Their goalless draw against Lahti the last day, and the 1-1 draw against the bottom-most KPV was counterproductive to their objectives, and it has certainly played a role in them not having a higher position in the table.
Visitors HJK, on the other hand, lost just once in the last five game-days, and the defeat came against the potential topper, Honka. They also have 22 points on the board and are just three behind the pole-position-holder, Ilves, but the squad has taken part in more games, and there’s a chance for the gap to grow larger.
HIFK vs HJK Head-to-head (h2h)
- HJK won four of the last five matches.
- HIFK has recorded a single win in the last 15 clashes.
- Three of the last four meetings at this venue had under 2.5 goals.
- The last time these two met, the result was a 1-1 draw.
HIFK vs HJK Prediction
HJK was unbeaten in 16 of their last 20 matches and was so in 14 of their last 20 on the road. Importantly, they won four of the last five h2h games and registered seven of the last eight such wins as well.
In addition, they found the back of the net in 13 of their last 15 clashes against this opponent, and are particular to get to the top of the table. Importantly, only once have they lost against this opponent, and as such, should put on a great display to take the three points on offer.
Coming to goals, HIFK netted goals in nine of their last eleven matches, and in 21 of their last 23 at home. Also, their counterparts conceded goals in nine of their last twelve games, and let in three or more goals in three of their last six on the road.
Moreover, home teams have performed well in h2h stats, and at this venue, so far the visitors have not put on the greatest of performances.
As things stand, we should expect both sides to find goals this Thursday.
HIFK vs HJK Betting Tips
HJK to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).