Match: HJK vs SJK
Competition: Finland – Veikkausliiga
Time / Date:18:30h / 29th May 2018, Tuesday.
Venue: Telia 5G-Areena
HJK returned to their best time after a heavy 3: 2 win over the newly-promoted Honka last week. Mika Lekhosuo’s team won four games one after another and topped the standing with 4 points in front of everyone.
On Tuesday, they take SJK for the third match on their own stadium as they can expect three new points.
On the other side, SJK struggles again as it was the previous season. Hard push last year helped them finish in 6th place, one of the reasons for poor performances being the matches of their own stadium. So far they have played 6 of 9 matches on their own turf by winning one, one draw and four losses. That’s why they are at the bottom of the rankings.
Akseli Pelvas (Knee injury)
Obed Malolo (Knee injury)
HJK made it 5 wins on the trot in all competitions against SJK with a 1-0 away win in the league meeting this season on April. All those 5 victories happened without conceding a single goal.
The defending champions had a slow start of the season, but now they seem pretty solid in their production. While their opponent in this game can not boast of anything like that. For this victory for the host, I think it is the right choice, and I propose to be with goal margin.