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The Veikkausliiga tie at Tapiolan Urheilupuisto on Sunday will see home team FC Honka play against HJK.
View all of the FC Honka v HJK predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
FC Honka will be looking for a repeat result of the 1-3 Veikkausliiga triumph versus RoPS.
For FC Honka, goals were scored by Macoumba Kandji (26'), Tapio Heikkilä (44') and Jean Marie Dongou (57'). Joonas Vahtera (54') scored for RoPS.
Matches involving FC Honka have usually been absorbing encounters recently with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen games, a grand total of 21 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 11 of these belonging to Honka. That aside, we must now wait to see if that trend will be sustained here in this match.
Coming into this fixture, FC Honka haven't been beaten in the league by HJK in their last 2 games.
HJK will go into the meeting following a 1-2 Veikkausliiga win in the defeat of Ilves in their last match.
For HJK, goals were scored by Atomu Tanaka (19') and Tim Väyrynen (63'). Joona Veteli (77') scored for Ilves.
Showing their fondness for fruitful encounters, goals have been seen as many as 25 times in the previous six games in which HJK have taken to the pitch, giving an average of 4.17 goals each clash. Opposing teams have managed 7 of those goals.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 28/07/2018, there has been little to separate the clubs with FC Honka winning 2 of those games, HJK 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 11 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 6 from Honka and 5 created by Klubi. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The last league match between these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 9 on 15/08/2020 and the score finished HJK 1-1 FC Honka.
The match was refereed by Mohammad Al-Emara.
Team News: FC Honka
FC Honka manager Vesa Vasara will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: HJK
Owing to a fully healthy group available to select from, HJK manager Toni Koskela doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash.
In our opinion, FC Honka will do well to breach the defence of this HJK side who we reckon will just have the edge.
We therefore fancy a good tussle with a 0-1 advantage for HJK when the full-time whistle blows.
Expecting it to be tight.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tapiolan Urheilupuisto (5,000)
Captain: Duarte Tammilehto
Chairman: Färid Ainetdin
Manager: Vesa Vasara
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 4
⭐ Star Man: Macoumba Kandji
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Macoumba Kandji was born in Dakar, Senegal. After having made a senior debut playing for New York Red Bulls in the 2008 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2020 season so far in a total of 9 appearances.