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Helsinki IFK will be hosting visiting team FC Inter Turku at Bolt Arena in this Veikkausliiga meeting on Monday.
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Helsinki IFK will be looking for another win after the 4-3 Veikkausliiga success versus HJK.
For Helsinki IFK, goals were scored by Sakari Tukiainen (13'), Joel Mattsson (18', 89') and Moshtagh Yaghoubi (29'). Atomu Tanaka (24'), Roope Riski (52') and Tim Väyrynen (80') scored for HJK.
In their prior 6 fixtures, Teemu Kankkunen's Helsinki IFK have found the net 9 times, an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.5.
Ahead of this meeting, Helsinki IFK have not emerged victorious against FC Inter Turku in their previous 9 league matches.
FC Inter Turku
After tasting defeat last time out to SJK in Veikkausliiga action, FC Inter Turku and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
For FC Inter Turku, goals were scored by Taiki Kagayama (6') and Rick Ketting (88'). Joonas Lepistö (22', 67') and Emmanuel Ledesma (27') scored for SJK.
The numbers tell their own story, and FC Inter Turku have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in total. At the back, Sinimustat can certainly do much better.
Looking at their past form shows that FC Inter Turku:
- haven't been beaten by Helsinki IFK when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results stretching back to 27/05/2017 tells us that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Helsinki IFK. They’ve not been able to come away with any wins whatsoever while FC Inter Turku have maintained the edge over them, beating them in 83% of those match-ups.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league fixture between the two was Veikkausliiga match day 9 on 14/08/2020 when it ended FC Inter Turku 3-2 Helsinki IFK.
The referee was Petri Viljanen.
Team News: Helsinki IFK
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Helsinki IFK boss Teemu Kankkunen to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Macario Hing-Glover (Knee Injury) will miss out.
Team News: FC Inter Turku
Owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection, FC Inter Turku manager Jose Riveiro has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
Our assessment here is that Helsinki IFK may find it difficult to get anything against this FC Inter Turku side who we think will manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore expecting a highly competitive game with a 0-1 victory for FC Inter Turku at the end of the 90.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bolt Arena (10,770)
Captain: Hannu Patronen
Chairman: Christopher Perret
Manager: Teemu Kankkunen
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 5
⭐ Key Player: Sakari Mattila
Mostly played in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Sakari Mattila was born in Tampere, Finland. Having played his first senior match for HJK in the 2008 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed to score 3 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2020 season so far in 10 appearances.