After the marches into Conference league, SJK returns to league competition. They look prepared, the wide team allows players to rotate, the coach is hopeful, he counts on continuations and further improvement in form. The hosts, on the other hand, are going in the opposite direction. Eduards Emsis and Chinedu Geoffrey will certainly be missing from the ranks of Lahti. In addition, Matti Klinga, Macoumba Kandji and Pyry Lampinen are all out due to minor injuries. Additionally, Albion Adema and Lana Henrique are returning to their clubs and the two are no longer at Lahti.
The hosts, in the break between the Champions League competition, do not forget about the league, they are highflying looking to shortened distance to 1st place, they do not set reserves for this match. The guests on the other hand are struggling, the previous game lost with Marienhamn 1: 3, in this game they also cannot count on several important players: Sailah, Morrisey, Pikkerainen, Ried, Backlaiden.
Honka, after an unexpected defeat with SJK in the last match 3: 2, will seek revenge on the weak team from Lahti. After the defeat of 4: 0 with the leader, the guests lost important players for 2 red cards, team shape and form are under question mark. Zequiri, Chinedu, Penninkangas, Reguero will not play on their side in this match.
Honka is 2nd in the table, from 4 rounds without losing, wins against strong rivals. Today they will face a weakened Marienhamn team. The guests after a spectacular win with HJK are pumped out, they also lost a few players in this match. Therefore, the main squad cannot count on: Coubronne, Sid, Henrikson, Lahti, Nissinen. Defensive line is especcialy affected by missings, including 1st goalkeeper.
Although HJK managed to win the VPS in Monday’s cup match, but despite that for sure it will be remembered by fans as a “Black Monday”. In addition to breaking Jair Silva’s contract, three players who are not available against Oulu have suffered injuries at Vaasa: Roope Riski, Valtteri Moren and Anthony Olusanya. In addition to these players, Riku Riski, Santeri Väänänen, Miska Ylitolva and Perparim Hetemaj remain behind the squad. Oulu looks much better in reality than the bookmakers think, they should not lose this game high.
Vice-leader of Finnish league will meet with Lahti just 3 days after Conference League completion. For sure we can expect changes into 1st team squat to rest important tired players. European matches schedule looks to be tight for hosts team, so national league completion is something additional for them. Lahti fully focused on league competition, last game won with Red Lantern 3:0 into this game will come back Timie Lahti i Macoumby Kandja. Newcomer Riyad El Alami will bring higher quality into team.
For the Rovaniemi players this season could be finished even right now. Trainer and staff personnel are discussing with players looking for mobilization and good thinking. After the whole round from June, they have only 2 won games. From the other side hosts would like to stop series of 3 lost matches and receive promotions to the champions group. There are two conditions – this and the last match they have to win. From the missing players Today will not play Vitinho i Moshtagh Yaghoub.
Derby time into Finnish league. Leader will play with 7th team. Host in perfect shape will play with weakened team which did not won from 6 games. Today due to formal reason won’t play into guest team 4 main players: Sakari Mattila, Hannu Patronen, Joel Mero i Adama Fofana
Representation break delivered to Marienhamn team long-awaited rest. Guest coach – Lukas Syberyjski is optimistic and ready to use weak points of Honka. He has all first team players available for a selection. Opponent – Honka team is currently struggling the form, did not won last 4 games. Also Today will not see top striker Jean Marie Dongou (7 goals), and defender Nasiru Banahene.
KUPS after last lost match into EU competition has finally a chance to focus on nation league. In case of winning the upcoming game with Ilves they will jump on 1st position. I’s quite good occasion for that caused, guests are setting 3 replacements for this game: Veteli, Rautiola, Mezu.