Castren’s artificial turf will see Kakkonen’s Group C derby match between Hercules and SJK Academy. The teams occupy the first two places on the league table, so we expect an interesting and efficient match. The visitors took a big step towards a series promotion by winning against OTP with 3:2 in their previous match. The point difference to the second Hercules before the last six matches is 8 points. SJK’s vibe has been unparalleled and there have been no losses in the last ten matches. Kingsley Ofori (15/1) has been the top goalscorer in Kakkonen Group C and will be the main threat for the home defense.
Hercules has also found a big gear on the eve of autumn, which has winged them with four consecutive victories. The SJK Academy won the first match with a tremendous 5:4 score, and not the home side is looking for revenge. Valtteri Kovalainen, who suffered a suspension and Jerome Ogbuefi, who recovered from a thigh injury, will return to the starting line-up. When Hercules plays, we see an average of 3.1 goals per match, while on the other hand, we see almost 5.49 goals per match for SJK Akatemia.
In a total of 5 mutual matches, we saw 25 goals in both nets, so this should be an open match with a lot of goals.