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The Veikkausliiga game at Bolt Arena on Saturday will see home side HJK locking horns with FC Inter Turku.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for HJK v FC Inter Turku (inc. the best betting odds).
HJK enter this match following a 2-2 Veikkausliiga drawn game against KuPS.
In that match, HJK had 60% possession and 7 shots at goal with 5 on target. For HJK, the scorers were Matti Peltola (44') and Bojan Radulović (50'). On the other side, KuPS got 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Axel Vidjeskog (14') and Tete Yengi (58') scored for KuPS.
HJK have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They have totted up the amount of 12 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 8. Still, it remains to be seen if such a trend shall be maintained in this next game.
FC Inter Turku
FC Inter Turku will go into the game after a 2-1 Veikkausliiga win with the eclipse of AC Oulu in their previous match.
For FC Inter Turku, goals were scored by Petteri Forsell (5'), Dimitri Legbo (25' Own goal) and Timo Stavitski (60').
The numbers tell their own story, and FC Inter Turku have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in all. In defence, FC Inter Turku certainly have room for improvement.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 24/10/2021 tells us that HJK have won 5 of these & FC Inter Turku 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A total of 21 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 14 of them for Klubi and 7 being from Sinimustat. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 20 on 20/08/2023 which finished with the scoreline of FC Inter Turku 1-3 HJK.
In that match, FC Inter Turku had 40% possession and 16 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Darren Smith (15').
At the other end, HJK got 10 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Bojan Radulović (62', 64', 68') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Peiman Simani.
Team News: HJK
Oliver Pettersson (Knee Injury), Valtteri Moren (Knee Injury) and Dejan Iliev (Elbow Injury) aren’t available for HJK manager Toni Korkeakunnas.
Team News: FC Inter Turku
Due to a completely injury-free group to pick from, the FC Inter Turku boss Jarkko Wiss has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
We believe that FC Inter Turku are dangerous enough to find the back of the net against this HJK side, however it probably won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re expecting a very close game with a 2-1 win for HJK at full-time. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bolt Arena (10,770)
Captain: Miro Tenho
Chairman: Olli-Pekka Lyytikäinen
Manager: Toni Korkeakunnas
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 1, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group G)
🔑 Key Man: Bojan Radulović
Regularly played in the Striker position, Bojan Radulović was born in Lleida, Spain. Having made a first senior appearance for AIK in the 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 15 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2023 season so far coming from a total of 19 appearances.