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It’s derby day in the capital as local rivals HIFK and HJK go head-to-head for three Veikkausliiga points in Helsinki. Read our predictions and find the latest odds for the game below in our detailed match preview.
HIFK vs HJK Top Free Betting Tips
HIFK pocketed a useful point thanks to a 0-0 draw at Lahti last week, though they face a much bigger test of their aspirations when champions and league leaders HJK visit the Bolt Arena on Wednesday. Here are our top three predictions for HIFK vs HJK:
- Both Teams to Score
- Highest Scoring Half
- Match Result and Both Teams to Score
- HJK to Win and Yes
The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by William Hill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.
Both Teams to Score
HIFK have scored in 100% of their Veikkausliiga home matches this season and they can maintain their excellent strike rate against neighbours HJK this week. The champions drew a blank at KuPS on the campaign’s opening weekend, though they have scored in all eight of their fixtures since and they will be tough to keep off the scoresheet again when they cross Helsinki on Wednesday,
Highest Scoring Half – Second
The majority of the action in HJK’s matches this season has taken place after the interval and 17 of the 26 goals scored in their fixtures this season were struck in the second half. In addition, seven of the nine goals registered in the last three derbies between HIFK and HJK were notched in the second period, so expect that pattern to continue in the teams’ latest skirmish.
HJK to Win and Both Teams to Score
Defending Veikkausliiga champions HJK have shown that they mean business again this season and their superb run of nine wins from ten matches has made them the Veikkausliiga’s early pace-setters in 2021. The league leaders could concede at local rivals HIFK this week, though they have the quality to eventually roar to victory at the Bolt Arena.
HIFK vs HJK: Match Preview
January appointment Joaquín Gómez is still relatively new to the dugout at HIFK, though the Spanish coach will be pleased about his team’s solid start to the 2021 campaign. The Reds have tasted defeat just once in eight games so far, though it’s worth noting that their solitary loss came in a 4-1 thumping against second-placed Inter Turku.
Domestically dominant HJK are lining up their fourth Veikkausliiga title in five years in 2021 and their impressive total of 28 points from the first 30 available this term suggests they will have things all their own way again. Attacker Roope Riske nabbed his fourth goal of the campaign against KTP last week and the 29-year-old is well on his way to matching last season’s superb 16-goal haul.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for HIFK vs HJK
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FAQs regarding HIFK vs HJK Coverage
Where is the match scheduled?
Wednesday’s game will be played at the Bolt Arena in Helsinki.
When does this match start?
The match will begin at 16:30 GMT on June 30.
Which player should I look out for?
New signing Filip Valenčič is enjoying a superb start during his second stint with HJK. The Slovenian midfielder has already scored three times following his switch from title rivals Inter Turku.
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