SJK vs HJK
Date: Thursday, 10th August 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: OmaSP Stadion.
HJK seem determined not to allow the scenario from the last season when they shockingly lost the league title to Mariehamn.
The strongest side in Finland in the last decade tops the Veikkausliiga standings being ten points clear ahead of the second-placed VPS after 20 rounds of the competition.
However, HJK will have quite a challenge to maintain their fine form this Thursday when they travel to OmaSP Stadion to take on the in-form SJK side in the last match of the day.
The hosts are on a run of three wins and a draw in last four Veikkausliiga fixtures mainly thanks to the rock-solid defensive line which allowed no more than a single goal in last four outings.
The current leaders have also been very tough to break down practically since the start of the season.
HJK kept back-to-back clean sheets in games against HIFK and Lahti in last two rounds.
Mika Lekhosuo’s side conceded no more than nine goals in 20 matches and given SJK’s impressive defensive displays in the recent period, we can expect a very tight game with very few goal-scoring chances on both ends of the pitch.
SJK vs HJK: Head to head
HJK have been ruthless in their previous head to head meetings with SJK as they bagged as many as six goals in a demolishing home victory back in late-May this year.
However, SJK have been more successful on the home court overall as they have four wins and three losses in seven meetings with Klubi at OmaSP Stadion.
SJK vs HJK: Prediction
In regards to everything written above, the bet that stands out is Under 2.5 goals FT and we are going to back it with higher takes at the odds of 8/13.
SJK vs HJK: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction is Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.65 with Betway.
Braver tipsters can try with the goalless draw 0-0 FT correct score for 8.00 odds.