The Veikkausliiga clash at Savon Sanomat Areena on Sunday will see home side KuPS play opponents HJK.
View all of the KuPS v HJK predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest match odds.
KuPS head into this match after a 1-1 Veikkausliiga drawn game vs SJK.
The only scorer from KuPS was Petteri Pennanen (53'). Niko Markkula (60') was the scorer for SJK.
In their past 6 games, Arne Erlandsen's KuPS have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a combined total of 9 times - an average number of goals scored per match of 1.5.
Looking at the pre-match facts, KuPS:
- haven't been beaten in the league by HJK in their last 4 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 11 league matches at home. It's been impressive.
In their previous game, HJK drew 1-1 in the Veikkausliiga match with FC Lahti.
The only name on the scoresheet from HJK was Eetu Vertainen (8'). Dimitry Imbongo (84') scored for FC Lahti.
Throughout their 6 latest matches, Toni Koskela's HJK have slotted home 10 times therefore yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.67.
Coming into this contest, HJK have left without a victory over KuPS when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 20/06/2018, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with KuPS winning 1 of those games, HJK 1 and 4 being draws in normal time.
A combined total of 12 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 for Keltamusta and 6 coming from Klubi. The average goals per game has been 2.
The previous league clash between these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 6 on 01/08/2020 which ended up with the score at HJK 2-2 KuPS.
The match was refereed by Joni Hyytia.
Team News: KuPS
KuPS manager Arne Erlandsen will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game with a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: HJK
Due to a fully injury-free group to choose from, HJK manager Toni Koskela has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash.
We’ve got the feeling that KuPS could find themselves struggling to register a score against this HJK side who we think will likely score one, at least.
We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought 0-1 win for HJK at full-time.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Savon Sanomat Areena (5,000)
Captain: Ilmari Niskanen
Chairman: Antti Haapakorva
Manager: Arne Erlandsen
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 2
🔑 Key Player: Ilmari Niskanen
Generally deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Ilmari Niskanen was born in Finland. Having made his senior debut playing for KuPS in the 2013 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed 6 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2020 campaign to date from a total of 7 appearances.