HJK vs VPS
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Saturday, 27 July 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Telia 5G-Areena (Helsinki).
VPS officially takes the crown as the worst of the lot in the competition. They are rightfully placed at the dead-last position and have not recorded a single win yet on the board. And to add insult to injury, they are on the road for the day.
Opponents HJK, who are just three points away from the pole position, will consider this an opportunity to make a pass at a higher league standing, especially since top-tier sides Ilves and Honka are pitted against each other.
HJK vs VPS Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five wins in a row went to HJK.
- VPS failed to keep a clean sheet in the last eight encounters on the trot.
- HJK won the last eight clashes at this venue.
- Six of the last eight battles at this stadium saw the home team scoring three or more goals.
HJK vs VPS Prediction
As mentioned, VPS is the absolute worst in the league and is the only squad yet to register a victory. It translates to 16 league games in a row without a win since the commencement of the season. To this mess comes their away handicap, and that too against a side battling for the top-most spot.
Moreover, HJK was unbeaten in 20 of their last 23 home ties and scored two or more goals in ten of their last fifteen such fixtures. They also had separate five-game and seven-game winning streaks in the midst of this stretch.
Most importantly, h2h encounters have been completely dominated by HJK over the years, and especially so at this venue. They won the last eight straight ties against this opponent here and registered 22 of the last 23 such victories as well. In addition, they scored three or more goals in six of the last eight match-ups and four or more goals in three of the last four.
If these stats are any indication, count on the home team to put on a great display this weekend.
HJK vs VPS Betting Tips
HJK to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by HJK @ 1.60 (3/5).