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SJK will host the visiting Helsinki IFK at OmaSP Stadion in the Veikkausliiga clash on Friday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for SJK v Helsinki IFK are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
SJK head into this game after a 1-1 Veikkausliiga drawn match versus KTP.
The only scorer from SJK was Cristhian Valencia (49'). Matias Lindfors (27') was the scorer for KTP.
Fixtures featuring SJK have tended to be engaging encounters recently with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past six clashes, a grand total of 20 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 9 of them accredited to SJK.
Ahead of this clash, SJK have not won at home in their last 3 league matches.
Helsinki IFK will go into the game following on from a 2-0 Veikkausliiga win against FC Haka in their most recent fixture.
For Helsinki IFK, the goals were scored by Keaton Isaksson (32') and Juanan Entrena (90').
During their six latest matches, Joaquín Gómez's Helsinki IFK have seen their goal attempts be successful 7 times therefore earning them a goals per game average of 1.17.
Going into this one, Helsinki IFK haven’t won away from home in the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 20/10/2017 shows us that SJK have won 2 of these & Helsinki IFK 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A sum of 16 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 for SJK and 9 for Tähtirinnat. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league game featuring these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 17 on 28/09/2020 when it ended SJK 3-2 Helsinki IFK.
The referee was Petri Viljanen.
Team News: SJK
SJK boss Jani Honkavaara does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Helsinki IFK
Owing to a completely healthy group available to choose from, Helsinki IFK boss Joaquín Gómez has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game.
We’re inclined to think that Helsinki IFK should have enough to breach the defence of this SJK side, although that is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
We reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for SJK at the end of the 90 minutes. It’s a very tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: OmaSP Stadion (5,817)
Captain: Mehmet Hetemaj
Chairman: Raimo Sarajärvi
Manager: Jani Honkavaara
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 10