Inter Turku vs HJK Helsinki
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Wednesday, 25th April 2018
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Veritas Stadion (Turku).
The 2017 league champions HJK Helsinki travel to Inter Turku on matchday 4 of the 2018 Finnish Veikkausliiga.
HJK made a racing start to the campaign by picking up three wins on the bounce. But they were brought back to the ground with a 1-2 home defeat against last season’s runner-up KuPS. Their manager head-coach Mika Lehkosuo will be eyeing that his team remain focus against a struggling side like Inter Turku on Wednesday evening.
Inter Turku haven’t has the best of the starts and they are indeed struggling with defense being the pick of the problems for Italian-born manager Fabrizio Piccareta. They lost 2 of their 3 matches so far while won the other; but conceded at least 2 goals in each of those matches. This is not an ideal state while coming up against one of the best defensive sides in the country.
Inter Turku vs HJK: Head-to-head
Inter Turku were one of the sides that didn’t get completely dominated by HJK last season. The Helsinki based outfit won their last meeting at Turku by a 3-1 margin though before a pair of 1-1 stalemates.
Six of their last 8 h2h meetings saw both teams scoring, including all three last season.
Turku managed just 2 wins from their last 11 home matches against HJK in all competitions, 6 draws and 3 losses.
Inter Turku vs HJK: Predictions
There is no doubt that Inter are up against the best team in Finland and must be at the top of their game to get something out of this match.
It is a solid start to the campaign for the defending champions, but they paid a heavy price for complacency in the weekend’s home fixture against KuPS.
However, HJK must not have no problems in bagging a win here especially when Turku are struggling to stay alert at the back.
Inter Turku vs HJK: Bet Tips
FT – HJK to win @ 1.63 with 1xBet
Both teams to Score @ 2.10 with the same firm.