HELSINKI. KuPS tops HIFK 1-0 after C. Antwi scored just 1 goal (26′). KuPS took advantage of its superior ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Bolt Arena stadium in Helsinki on Monday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 16.9 degrees Celsius or 62.47 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 39%.
KuPS was in firm control of the ball 60% while HIFK was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
KuPS was more aggressive with 78 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons KuPS won the match.
HIFK shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, KuPS shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target.
HIFK received 1 yellow card (M. Ahadi). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to KuPS.
After playing this match, HIFK will stay with 3 points to stay in the 12th place. On the opposite side, KuPS will have 22 points to stay in the 2nd place.
KuPS will host HJK on the 29th of May with a 22-8 head to head stats in favor of HJK (13 draws).
HIFK: Formation and Lineups
HIFK started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Mika-Matti Paatelainen chose to play with the following team: Beto, Macario Hing-Glover, Sakari Mattila, Jesse Nikki, Felipe Sáez, Aatu Kujanpää, Obed Malolo, Maximus Tainio, Mosawer Ahadi, Eero Markkanen and Didis Lutumba-Pitah.
HIFK made 2 changes: D. Lutumba-Pitah for J. Ali (82′) and M. Ahadi for E. Puro (88′).
KuPS: Formation and Lineups
KuPS started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
On the opposite side, Simo Valakari played with: Johannes Kreidl, Diogo Tomas, Paulo Ricardo, Taneli Hämäläinen, Henri Toivomäki, Anton Popovitch, Sebastian Dahlström, Daniel Carrillo, Clinton Antwi, Tim Väyrynen and Talles Brener.
KuPS made 3 changes: H. Toivomaki for H. Uzochokwu (79′), Talles for I. Jarvinen (79′) and T. Vayrynen for S. Haarala (88′).