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The Veikkausliiga match at Elisa Stadion on Friday sees hosts VPS Vaasa up against opponents in SJK.
Our VPS Vaasa v SJK predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
VPS Vaasa will be looking for a repeat result of the 0-2 Veikkausliiga success against FC Haka.
In that game, VPS Vaasa managed 45% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For VPS Vaasa, the goals were scored by Tete Yengi (72') and Aleksi Pahkasalo (93'). On the other side, FC Haka had 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Matches involving VPS Vaasa have often been absorbing encounters of late with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, the sum total of 21 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 12 of them belonging to VPS Vaasa.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against FC Lahti in Veikkausliiga competition, SJK and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, SJK had 56% possession and 0 shots on goal with 0 on target. For SJK, the goalscorers were Jake Jervis (53') and Martti Haukioja (86' Own goal). FC Lahti got 1 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Pyry Lampinen (28') was the scorer for FC Lahti.
The stats tell the story, and SJK have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 14 goals overall. At the back, SJK just haven’t been too solid at all. We shall soon see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Taking a look at their past results, SJK:
- are undefeated by VPS Vaasa when they've played them away from home in the last 5 league games. A very good run of results for them.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 01/06/2018 shows us that VPS Vaasa have won 0 of these games & SJK 2, with the number of draws being 4.
An aggregate of 9 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 3 for Vepsi and 6 being from SJK. The average goals per game has been 1.5.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 1 on 13/09/2019 and the score finished SJK 1-1 VPS Vaasa.
The referee was Mohammad Al-Emara.
Team News: VPS Vaasa
The VPS Vaasa manager Jussi Nuorela will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: SJK
Due to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, the SJK boss Joaquín Gómez has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
We think that VPS Vaasa will really need to work well to score against this SJK lineup who we think will likely get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re therefore seeing a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for SJK at the end of this one.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Elisa Stadion (6,009)
Captain: Sebastian Strandvall
Chairman: Timo Harri
Manager: Jussi Nuorela
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 6
⭐ Key Man: Tete Yengi
Generally used in the Striker position, Tete Yengi was born in Adelaide, Australia. Having played his first senior match for Newcastle United Jets in the 2020 - 2021 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 3 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2022 campaign so far in a total of 5 appearances.