After the defeat by PAOK, the super exciting away victory over SJK followed. They took the victory with Bande’s goal at 90+2 minute and remained at the top, 4 points more than second placed KuPS. They are the best home team with 8-3-1, and have 7 wins and 1 draw in the last 8 matches in Veikkausliiga. Due to suspension Tanaka (18/1) is out, while important players Peltola (19/2) and Kanellopoulos (17/0) are back in the team. Honka’s winning streak in the Veikkausliiga reached five matches before VPS managed to break it by winning last Friday’s match by 0-3. With three rounds left in the championship series, the yellow and black team are still in contention for the 3rd place with 4 points less from VPS. Due to suspension key midfielder Roman Eremenko (15/1) is out of the squad, while on Saturday the Finnish Cup final against Ilves awaits them and additional rotations are possible, because it’s the most important match in the season. With the win, HJK increases the gap from KuPS to 7 points and takes an important step towards the title, while Honka is already thinking about the Cup final, which is the shortest way to secure an exit to Europe.