HIFK vs SJK
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Telia 5G-Areena (Helsinki).
Both teams utilized their just-concluded ties to put an end to their respective winless runs, and by virtue of meeting each other this match-day, at least one will have to return back to their ways.
HIFK had the home advantage the last day against VPS and made use of it in plenty. They took the lead in the 31st minute and defended well to maintain that margin.
Things got intense later into the second half, and the hosts utilized VPS’s need for another goal, and the subsequent spaces at the back – resulting in another goal. Though the guests did finally succeed in opening their account, it was too late.
SJK took on KuPS on the road and delivered a hard-fought win for the fans. The sole goal in the 40th minute proved to be the difference between both the sides, and despite constant attempts, the home team could not register a goal of their own.
HIFK vs SJK Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last eight wins went to the teams at home.
- Five of the last seven matches had goals from both teams.
- Two of the last three wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Three of the last four ties at this stadium saw goals at either end of the pitch.
HIFK vs SJK Prediction
HIFK is on a streak of five straight unbeaten games and was so in eight of their last nine. At home, they repeated the feat in their last five appearances, and also went without a loss in 18 of their last 22 tries.
SJK, meanwhile, had just two wins from their last nine fixtures and could return just six wins from their last 26 road trips.
Home teams have had the upper hand the most times these two locked horns, with seven of the last eight h2h wins going to the hosts of the day, and two of the last three at this stadium as well.
In essence, expect HIFK to avoid a loss this Tuesday, but a clean sheet might be out of the question though.
They have not kept one in 18 of their last 19 ties, and in eight of their last nine at home. On the other hand, SJK found the back of the net in their last seven match-ups, and in 12 of their last 13 on the road. Finally, five of the last seven h2h games and three of the last four at this venue had goals at either end of the pitch. Expect the same to happen this time too.
HIFK vs SJK Betting Tips
Double Chance: HIFK or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.20 (6/5).