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THE MATCH PREDICTION HIFK - Kokkola 09.08 17:30

Home win
WIN 2.04

The regular season of the Finnish Veikkausliiga comes to the end. The teams should play four of five games. On Friday there is a single clash between the newcomers. HIFK welcomes KPV Kokkola at its Telia 5G-Areena (Helsinki). Will the hosts strengthen their tournament status?

HIFK

HIFK is the reigning winner of the Finnish Ykkonen, the second tier of the national football system. The team from the capital had a poor start of the season along the strongest clubs of the country. SJK and FC Lahti took a narrow victory over the newcomer with the same score of 1:0. The Star Chested has scored its first goal just in the third round. Then they earned its first point after the draw against the national powerhouse HJK in the derby of Helsinki.

In general, the Reds have following basic statistics: five wins, seven draws and five losses, 15 goals for and 16 goals against. In the first half of the previous month they failed twice in a row. These meetings ended with the total score of 0:5. Then Tor Thodesen’s footballers were undefeated by beating Rovaniemi and Mariehamn, 1:0 and 3:1 and drawing against the fourth-ranked KuPS 1:1. The hosts sit on the ninth place with 22 points after 17 matches.

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KPV Kokkola

KPV Kokkola is the defending runners-up of the Ykkonen. Actually the Green and Whites are situated along the worst teams of the Veikkausliiga. They are penultimate in the league of 12 clubs. They had a long unsuccessful start of the season. They won for the first time just in the tenth round. Commonly, they have three wins, four draws and 11 losses, 14 goals for and 32 goals against. Their defensive line is the poorest in the Veikkausliiga.

In the end of July the newcomer beat mentioned above KuPS. Then they lost to Lahti with a minimal score of 0:1. Their first H2H meeting ended with a draw 1:1.

Prediction

The Veikkausliiga has adopted a new league format for the 2019 season. After the regular season the top six teams will advance to the Championship Series which will determine the champion and European tournament qualification places. The bottom six teams will advance to the Challenger Series. HIFK has a real chance to finish in the TOP6. KPV Kokkola will obviously continue to fight for survival. The guests have a bad performance, especially at away. Meanwhile, the hosts have a good run. We predict the home side win with a wonderful coefficient of 2.04

The odds are valid at the moment of the prediction publication.

«HIFK»

DRAWS: 1 WINS: 2 LOSSES: 2

1 : 0
3 : 0
1 : 0
0 : 2
0 : 0

«Kokkola»

DRAWS: 1 WINS: 1 LOSSES: 3

1 : 2
2 : 1
0 : 0
3 : 0
4 : 2

Last meetings:

18.06.2011

HIFK 4 : 0 Kokkola

17.09.2011

Kokkola 1 : 1 HIFK

16.04.2015

Kokkola 0 : 0 HIFK

13.06.2018

HIFK 2 : 0 Kokkola

11.08.2018

Kokkola 2 : 2 HIFK

20.10.2018

HIFK 2 : 1 Kokkola

20.05.2019

Kokkola 1 : 1 HIFK