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HJK will arrive at Tehtaan kenttä on Thursday for the Veikkausliiga clash with hosts FC Haka.
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FC Haka will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-2 Veikkausliiga triumph against KuPS.
For FC Haka, the goals were scored by Henri Malundama (41') and Aleksandar Vučenović (87'). Diogo Tomás (77') was the scorer for KuPS.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that FC Haka have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Haka have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 9 goals in the process. We will just have to find out if that trend will end up being sustained here.
A look at their previous results shows us that FC Haka:
- have not registered a win against HJK in their previous 13 league matches. What a terrible run without a win that has been.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
HJK will go into the clash following a 3-1 Veikkausliiga win in the defeat of AC Oulu in their previous fixture.
For HJK, goals were scored by Filip Valenčič (14') and Luís Henrique (58', 60'). Miika Koskela (72') was the scorer for AC Oulu.
A succession of reliable showings from the HJK defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their past 6 clashes overall. In that time, their forwards have scored 14.
Their prior results show that HJK:
- haven't been beaten by FC Haka in away games against them for the last 10 matches in the league. An amazing record against them.
- are unbeaten in their last 7 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results stretching back to 29/10/2011 tells us that these encounters have not been happy ones for FC Haka. They’ve not been able to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas HJK have dominated them, winning in 83% of those match-ups.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 overall at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 18 on 18/08/2020 which ended up with the score at FC Haka 1-4 HJK.
The match was refereed by Dennis Antamo.
Team News: FC Haka
FC Haka boss Teemu Tainio has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: HJK
Thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go, HJK manager Toni Koskela doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this game.
Our assessment is that FC Haka should have enough to put a goal past this HJK side, although just one goal isn’t likely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Therefore, we’re predicting a close game with a 1-2 winning margin for HJK at full-time. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tehtaan kenttä (3,516)
Captain: Jacob Bushue
Chairman: Marko Laaksonen
Manager: Teemu Tainio
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 8