KuPS vs HJK Preview and Prediction

KuPS vs HJK 2018 Veikkausliiga 20th June 2018 by LeagueLane

KuPS vs HJK
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Savon Sanomat Stadion (Kuopio).

A derby match of the 15th round in Finnish Veikkausliiga is going to be contested between RoPS and HJK on Wednesday afternoon. Home team is still holding themselves in the top three although they have been in a variable form lately. In the last five occasions, they booked two victories and suffered the same number of defeats. Rasmus Karljalainen and the lads are the most productive side in the competition but their defending should be a bit tighter. KuPS need to stabilize their home performances and they are on a good track as they celebrated three wins in the last four matches played in front of the home crowd.

HJK still have a significant advantage on the top spot as the nearest rivals are eight points behind them, however Ilves managed to stop their six-win streak last weekend. Mika Lehkosuo’s side has been doing very well in front of the oppositions’ goal while their defence has also been at the expected level. Interestingly, the visitors are putting better displays at away grounds and they have allowed just two points to their rivals.

KuPS vs HJK: Head-to-head

KuPS surprisingly managed to break the winning streak of their opponents in their head to head clashes which lasted for five matches. when these two sides are facing each other, we are not able to enjoy many goals as six times in their last seven clashes the crowd saw less than three goals.

KuPS vs HJK: Prediction

HJK should be considered as slight favourites in this one, but the hosts are more than capable of remaining undefeated in this one. we are going with a draw in this derby match as it seems to be the fairest outcome.

This is the clash of the two most productive teams in the competition and it is natural to expect some goals in the match. Although their clashes have been pretty tight, this time we are expecting both teams to find the back of the net at least once.

KuPS vs HJK: Betting Tips

  • Draw @ 3.35
  • BTTS Yes @ 1.65.