HJK vs KuPS
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Saturday, 29 June 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Telia 5G-Areena (Helsinki).
HJK overcame the away handicap the last day against Mariehamn and recorded a 0-2 win to post three points on the board. Though right now they are placed fifth in the table, the team just trails by two points behind the table-toppers. Considering they have the home status for this next tie, fans hope a significant shift in their league standing by next week.
Opponents KuPS is on a two-game winning run and needs a surplus of just a single point to climb over Honka at the top-most. Their confidence is on a high after the huge 5-1 win they posted over Lahti. The first half had ended in a modest 1-0 scoreline for the former, who played the hosts of the day. And at the beginning of the second half itself, the guests equalized.
But they really were not ready to handle the opening of the floodgates by the home team after that. One after another four unanswered goals were fired into the nets to complete the four-goal-margin win.
HJK vs KuPS Head-to-head (h2h)
- 20 of the last 24 wins went to HJK.
- 11 of the last 12 meetings saw KuPS failing to keep a clean sheet.
- 18 of the last 23 wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Nine of the last thirteen encounters at this stadium had goals at either end of the pitch.
HJK vs KuPS Prediction
KuPS was winless in 15 of their last 22 games, and in nine of their last twelve on the road. Counterparts HJK, meanwhile, won three of their last five fixtures and was unbeaten in nine of their last ten home ties, and in 18 of their last 21 such attempts as well. Importantly, they had separate five-game, and seven-game winning streaks in front of the home crowd during this stretch.
Moreover, the squad recorded 20 of the last 24 h2h wins and 18 of the last 23 at this venue. As such, it’s logical to expect HJK to script a win this weekend.
Regarding goals, KuPS just registered a massive 5-1 win in their last tie and found the back of the net in 17 of their last 20 away matches. Also, take into account the fact that HJK failed to keep their half of the pitch clean of goals in 11 of their last 13 home match-ups. As such, expect either side to get on the scorecard.
HJK vs KuPS Betting Tips
HJK to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).