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HIFK host SJK at the Bolt Arena in Helsinki on Friday in the Veikkausliiga. Read our expert predictions and find the best odds for the fixture below in our match preview.
HIFK vs SJK – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
HIFK have won just one of their last six matches ahead of their Veikkausliiga clash with SJK on Friday. Read our top three predictions for this week’s contest below.
- Match Result
- SJK to Win
- Total Goals
- Under 2.5 Goals
- Win to Nil
- SJK to Win to Nil
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.
SJK to Win
SJK held champions HJK to a draw in Helsinki in their last outing where they displayed the grit and quality of a team playing with supreme confidence. Jani Honkavaara’s men have now taken 13 points from the last 18 on offer and they hold the Veikkausliiga’s second-best away record this term. HIFK meanwhile, have won just once in their last six attempts at home and those factors suggest they are worth opposing again on Friday.
Under 2.5 Goals
SJK’s ability to keep things tight on the road has translated into plenty of points for the European hopefuls and six of their seven away matches this season have produced under 2.5 goals. On Friday, they take their mean defence to play a HIFK attack that is averaging just 1.0 goal per 90 minutes at home in 2021 and we recommending sticking to the under 2.5 goals market as a result.
SJK to Win to Nil
SJK have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four away matches and in four of their last six away assignments overall since the end of May, and their notoriously robust rearguard could record another shut-out this week. HIFK have failed to score in two of their last three runouts at the Bolt Arena and their misfiring frontline could struggle again against SJK.
HIFK vs SJK: Match Preview
HIFK are the only club in the Veikkausliiga yet to taste defeat on the road this season, though their home form is baffling abject in comparison. Joaquín Gómez’s men blew another chance to produce the goods at the Bolt Arena when they were held to a 2-2 draw by struggling KTP last week and with home advantage a clear disadvantage for them so far this term, knees will be knocking against SJK.
SJK are making real strides in the Veikkausliiga and the draw they earned at champions and table-toppers HJK last week pushed them to within four points of second spot. SJK haven’t exactly been banging in the goals, however, defensively they are as sound as any team in the division and Jani Honkavaara’s excellent coaching has made them a force to be reckoned with.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for HIFK vs SJK
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HIFK vs SJK Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will the match be played at?
Friday’s fixture will be played at the Bolt Arena in Helsinki.
When does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 17:30 CET (GMT +1) on August 6.
Where did HIFK and SJK finish last season?
HIFK finished in 8th spot in 2020 while SJK finished just above them in 7th.