Inter Turku and SJK meet at Veritas Stadion, in a match for the 15th round of the Veikkausliiga. SJK won at home by (3‑2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 09‑09‑2020. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which registers 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 13‑04‑2019, for the Veikkausliiga, which ended with the victory of SJK by (1‑2). In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Inter Turku :
The home team is currently in 3rd position, with 27 points won, after 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost away to SJK by (3‑2). In the last match, they tied in an away match against HIFK, by (0‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 14 victories and 1 draw in his stadium.
In this competition, they have won the last 6 matches they played at home. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half ‑ time was 1‑0 (3 out of 6 matches). His attack has scored regularly, since he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 9 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 13 of their 25 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
The home team comes to this match at their worst all season. Runners-up last year, Inter Turku had started this season at a high level and led the competition until matchday 10, but a stumble in the next game, against TPS Turku (current penultimate classified), cost the first position in the table . As if that weren’t enough, Inter were eliminated in the first qualifying round of the Europa League and have not been the same on the field since. The team that plays this game at home has not won for 4 rounds (2 losses and 2 draws), occupying the third position in the Veikkausliiga standings, with 27 points (6 behind the current leader). In total, in 14 games, Inter has 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, with 25 goals scored and 15 suffered. It is worth remembering, however, that this team is undefeated at home and must have dominance in this match against SJK.
The visiting team is currently in 9th position, with 17 points won, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Inter Turku by (3‑2). In the last match, they won away against Haka by (1‑4). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 20 suffered; against 9 victories, 4 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 11 suffered. For the championship, the SJK won 6 points out of 21 possible, after 1 victory, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 7 matches they played as a visitor. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that scores very few first times and that only managed to open the scoring in 3 of its last 14 games for the Veikkausliiga, of these 3 it reached the halftime advantage in all and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 14 games in this competition, he only managed 1 comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 7 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
The visiting team in this match is having a good time in the competition. After 10 rounds without a win and having been very close to the relegation zone, SJK added 3 consecutive victories in recent matches and moved up again in the rankings. In total, in 14 games so far, the team that has played this game away from home has 4 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, with 15 goals scored and 16 suffered. Currently in ninth position in the table, SJK is now 7 points from the relegation zone and, on the other hand, has never been closer to reaching sixth place (and may appear, for the first time since matchday one, at the top of the table). The visiting team in this match seems to have refounded their best balance and will undoubtedly be a tough opponent for Inter Turku, who lost in the last match, with SJK.