HJK Helsinki vs VPS Vaasa prediction 17.05.2024

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  • Competition: Veikkausliiga
  • Date: Friday, 17th May 2024
  • Kickoff: 16:00 UTC +1 / 17:00 CEST
  • Venue: Bolt Arena (Helsinki)

HJK won the last four Veikkausliiga titles and are the biggest favorite to lift the trophy in 2024 again. Still, after the opening seven league rounds, Ossi Virta's team is, with one match more played, one point behind their Friday opponent, VPS. After three draws in a row, HJK finally recorded a win last weekend when they won 1-0 on the road against Inter Turku. That was another poor performance from Virta's team as they finished with 37% ball possession and only three shots on the goal. Nonetheless, those three points kept them within striking distance of VPS.

VPS has performed above expectations so far this season. They were projected to be a mid-table team, but after six rounds, Jussi Nuorela's team collected 13 points. Until the last round, VPS were on the run of five games without a defeat, but last Friday, Nuorela's team lost 2-1 on the road against KuPS. VPS was defeated but still can be encouraged with that performance as they finished the game with ten shots on the goal more than the opponent. 

HJK Helsinki vs VPS Vaasa pick: VPS to win or draw 

HJK are not playing according to the expectations, while VPS are high-flying right now. Jussi Nuorela's team should have a good chance to take at least one point from Bolt Arena on Friday. 

HJK Helsinki vs VPS Vaasa Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. VPS Vaasa

    3 : 2

    HJK Helsinki

    Veikkausliiga

  2. HJK Helsinki

    4 : 0

    VPS Vaasa

    Veikkausliiga

  3. VPS Vaasa

    0 : 1

    HJK Helsinki

    Veikkausliiga

  4. HJK Helsinki

    3 : 1

    VPS Vaasa

    Veikkausliiga

  5. VPS Vaasa

    0 : 0

    HJK Helsinki

    Finland Cup

HJK Helsinki

HJK team news

After an undeserved victory over Inter Turku, HJK's head coach Ossi Virta admitted his team probably didn't deserve to win. He said, "Inter was really strong in terms of play today and clearly ahead of us in many aspects. Today, we got a win with a tighter game." 

Last matches of HJK Helsinki

  1. Inter Turku

    0 : 1

    HJK Helsinki

    Veikkausliiga

  2. HJK Helsinki

    0 : 0

    EIF

    Veikkausliiga

  3. Haka

    1 : 1

    HJK Helsinki

    Veikkausliiga

  4. SJK

    3 : 3

    HJK Helsinki

    Veikkausliiga

  5. HJK Helsinki

    2 : 1

    IFK Mariehamn

    Veikkausliiga

HJK Helsinki lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Jesse Ost

Defenders

  • 27

    Kevin Kouassivi-Benissan

  • 4

    Joona Toivio

  • 45

    Diogo Tomas

  • 30

    Noah Pallas

Midfielders

  • 17

    Hassane Bande

  • 10

    Lucas Lingman

  • 8

    Georgios Kanellopoulos

  • 18

    Topi Keskinen

Forwards

  • 9

    Luke Plange

  • 11

    Anthony Olusanya

VPS Vaasa

VPS team news

After a loss against KuPS, VPS' head coach, Jussi Nuorela, wasn't satisfied. He said, Of course, we knew that we came to play in a tough place, but we had the feeling that we lost for nothing. It wasn't just the goodness of KuPS, but our own stupidity."

Last matches of VPS Vaasa

  1. KuPS

    2 : 1

    VPS Vaasa

    Veikkausliiga

  2. VPS Vaasa

    3 : 0

    FC Lahti

    Veikkausliiga

  3. AC Oulu

    1 : 2

    VPS Vaasa

    Veikkausliiga

  4. VPS Vaasa

    3 : 2

    Gnistan

    Veikkausliiga

  5. VPS Vaasa

    1 : 1

    SJK

    Veikkausliiga

VPS Vaasa lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 24

    Rasmus Leislahti

Defenders

  • 5

    Mikko Pitkanen

  • 29

    Pedro Justiniano

  • 19

    Martti Haukioja

Midfielders

  • 23

    Miika Niemi

  • 21

    Prosper Ahiabu

  • 34

    Anti-Ville Raisanen

  • 7

    Alfie Cicale

Forwards

  • 16

    Teemu Hytonen

  • 44

    Yevgeni Bashkirov

  • 11

    Mads Borchers

4 Reasons why VPS should avoid defeat against HJK

  1. HJK won only one of the last four matches
  2. HJK scored only five goals in the previous four games
  3. VPS won three of the last four  matches
  4. VPS scored nine goals in the previous four games

Main prediction HJK Helsinki - VPS Vaasa

VPS Vaasa win or draw (X2)

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Best Odds:

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1.94

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Additional predictions

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.78

BTTS

Best odds:1.70

HJK vs VPS - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Ruutu channel.

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How much is the average xG for HJK this season?

The average xG for HJK in Veikkausliiga this season is 1.81.

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How much is the average xG for VPS this season?

The average xG for VPS in Veikkausliiga this season is 1.80.