Our prediction for this Finland Veikkausliiga match:
Helsinki will be aiming to cement top position in the standings when they take on AC Oulu at Raatin stadion. HJK kicked off the new Veikkausliiga campaign in style, with the team dropping only two points in total. The reigning champions are high on spirits ahead of the trip to Oulu, and despite their participation in the Champions League qualifiers, away win should be considered.
A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Roope Riski, who has netted four goals in the Finnish top flight so far this season. The rock-bottom side, on the other hand, do not seem to be competitive at this level, with the team collecting only four points in total to date. AC Oulu will have a mountain to climb in Friday’s clash, and we do not believe that they are capable of matching the high-flying league leaders.