Our prediction for this Finland Veikkausliiga match:
Ratina Stadion will host Saturday’s Veikkausliiga game between Ilves and HJK, the two top-table sides. Ilves have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating HIFK 1-0, losing to AC Oulu 2-0, while sharing the spoils with SJK in their last league fixture. The hosts experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the 3-3 draw with Joaquin Gomez’s troops, and seeing that defender Mikael Almen misses out through suspension, home win should not be considered.
HJK, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-1 win over VPS, but keep in mind that they will be with one eye on the Champions League qualifier against Plzen. Anyhow, both teams to score betting option should be considered as the reigning champions are eager to melt KuPS’ advantage in the standings. In their last meeting at the venue Helsinki defeated Ilves 3-2.