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The Veikkausliiga meeting at OmaSP Stadion on Saturday sees home side SJK fighting it out with FC Honka.
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SJK will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-0 Veikkausliiga loss in their previous game against FC Haka.
In that match, SJK had 56% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. At the other end, Haka got 12 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Elias Mastokangas (56') scored for FC Haka.
Fixtures involving SJK have usually been entertaining affairs recently with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games, a grand total of 22 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 8 of these coming from SJK. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see if the trend might be maintained in this upcoming match.
FC Honka will go into the encounter following on from a 1-2 Veikkausliiga win with the eclipse of KTP in their previous fixture.
In that match, FC Honka had 55% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For FC Honka, the scorers were Roman Eremenko (55') and Nasiru Banahene (71'). At the other end, KTP had 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. Mika (13') was the scorer for KTP.
A series of resolute displays by the FC Honka defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their past 6 clashes combined. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 10.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 16/08/2021 tells us that SJK have won 3 of them and FC Honka 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
A sum of 17 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 of them from SJK and 9 belonging to Honka. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league game between the two was Veikkausliiga match day 15 on 08/07/2023 when it ended SJK 1-0 FC Honka.
The referee was Dennis Antamo.
Team News: SJK
The SJK boss Joaquín Gómez will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: FC Honka
Thanks to a largely healthy group, there is only the sole fitness issue for the FC Honka boss Vesa Vasara to be concerned about. Jerry Voutilainen (Tibia Fracture) won’t be in action.
Our feeling is that FC Honka will need to push hard to score against this SJK side who should score at least once to put them ahead.
That’s why we have predicted a very competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for SJK at the end of the 90.
Expecting it to be tight.
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: Matej Hrádecký
Chairman: Raimo Sarajärvi
Manager: Joaquín Gómez
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 3
🔑 Key Man: Jake Dunwoody
Typically deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Jake Dunwoody was born in Glossop, England. Having played his first senior match for Derry City in the 2020 season, the dangerous Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2023 campaign to date from a total of 21 appearances.