The 2021 season of the Veikkausliiga started at the end of April, and there are already teams that set the tone about their ambitions for the season.
In the first 5 games of the season, Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi has shown a very great performance and managed to win 4 matches and 1 draw game. This puts them on the top of the table in Finland's top league. HJK are playing a highly offensive style of football, and that approach has resulted in 11 goals in the back of the opponent's net. Their defense is working great as well. So far they only conceded 2 goals, followed by 4 clean sheets. The season started with a win at home against Honka (4:2). The second round was away with a draw result (0:0) game against KuPS. In the third round, they really showed their best in the away win against Ilves (0:3) with a great all-round performance. After that was the home win against Lahti (2:0). And the last winning game for the White and Blues was in the away game against SJK (0:2).
On the other hand, AC Oulu is a totally different story. So far they lost all 4 matches from the beginning of the campaign, and in tonight’s 5th match, Jyrki Ahola’s team must try to avoid another defeat. It’s going to be a really difficult task since they are playing against the best team so far in the Veikkausliiga. Oulu have conceded 9 goals in 4 matches and managed to score only 2 goals. So in tonight's match, they must do something different in order to avoid losing the fifth game in a row.
In this game, it is not so difficult to predict the outcome since the performance and football capabilities were very clear from the beginning of the season for these two teams.