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The Veikkausliiga meeting at Tehtaan kenttä on Tuesday sees hosts FC Haka prepare for the visit of SJK.
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FC Haka will be hoping to bounce back here following a 2-1 Veikkausliiga loss in their previous game against KuPS.
The only name on the scoresheet from FC Haka was Oliver Whyte (86'). Tim Väyrynen (28') and Jānis Ikaunieks (39') scored for KuPS.
It has been all too rare in recent times where FC Haka have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that FC Haka have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 11 goals in the process.
SJK will go into this clash following a 0-1 Veikkausliiga win as they beat VPS Vaasa in their most recent game.
In that game, SJK had 45% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SJK was Daniel Håkans (49'). On the other side, VPS Vaasa got 21 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
The stats tell the story, and SJK have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 13 goals overall. Defensively, SJK have been far from perfect. We will have to see if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Head to head
The last league game featuring these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 4 on 22/09/2021 when it finished FC Haka 4-0 SJK.
In that game, FC Haka had 43% possession and 7 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Goals were scored by Ishmael Yartey (22'), Seth Saarinen (39'), Maximus Tainio (77') and Jacob Bushue (86').
For their opponents, SJK had 5 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Ville Nevalainen.
Team News: FC Haka
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just one fitness concern for the FC Haka boss Teemu Tainio to be concerned about from a near full-strength set of players. Vigori Gbe (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: SJK
With a fully healthy group available to select from, the SJK manager Joaquín Gómez has zero fitness worries at all before this clash.
In our view, SJK will need things to go their way to see themselves scoring against this FC Haka lineup who we think will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore anticipating a very even match with a 1-0 win for FC Haka at the end of the 90 minutes.
There should be little in it.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tehtaan kenttä (3,516)
Captain: Niklas Friberg
Chairman: Marko Laaksonen
Manager: Teemu Tainio
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 5
🔑 Star Player: Stavros Zarokostas
Normally playing in the Left Wing position, Stavros Zarokostas was born in Leonidio, Greece. After making a first senior appearance for FC Haka in the 2022 season, the talented Forward has struck 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2022 season so far coming from a total of 7 appearances.