HIFK vs Inter Turku
Date: Saturday, 25 May 2019
Kick-Off 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Telia 5G -areena (Helsinki).
Inter Turku will be looking to keep their amazing spell of form going on Saturday afternoon when they travel to the capital to take on recently-promoted HIFK side at Telia 5g –areena. The visitors head into the match in the highest of spirits following a four-game winning thread. It climbed the reigning Suomen Cup winners to the very top of the standings.
Sinimustat are obviously enjoying their time under Spanish manager Jose Riveiro. The Spaniard prefers attacking-minded football which brought results so far in the season as Inter Turku currently boast league’s best attacking record with 17 goals scored in eight outings.
Slovenian striker Filip Valencic (arrived this February from Norwegian Stabaek) has normally been responsible for the finishing touch so far in the campaign. He is league’s second top scorer with six goals in nine appearances. Can he find the back of the net past league newcomers HIFK here?
HIFK vs Inter Turku: Head-to-head
The head to head statistics also greatly favour Sinimustat here.
The visitors won 11 of 15 meetings with HIFK.
Inter Turku scored ten goals and shipped just one in past three meetings with Roda.
The visitors claimed a 1-3 victory back when teams met each other in February this year in the group phase of Finnish Cup.
HIFK vs Inter Turku: Prediction
Unlike their rivals, HIFK have fairly limited options in the final third. They scored only six goals so far in the season. Nonetheless, they rely heavily on stern defensive displays as the head coach Tor Thodesen has reasons to be satisfied with a record of just seven allowed goals in eight matches.
The hosts head into this off the back of three successive 1-1 draws, but they’ll face an uphill battle trying to keep it going and avoid a defeat when coming face to face with competitions deadliest attacking line. Inter Turku have always been unpleasant rivals for HIFK and we recognize the value in backing the visitors to claim their fifth successive league win at 1.95 odds here.
HIFK vs Inter Turku: Bet Tips
Inter Turku to win @ 1.95 (19/20)
Inter Turku to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4).