Finnish 1st Division Ykkönen

Finnish 1st Division Ykkönen 18 September: KPV vs AC Oulu, GrIFK vs TPS and FC Jazz vs FC KTP

Finnish 1st Division Ykkönen Sunday 18 September
KPV vs AC Oulu 16:00 Keskuskenttä, Kokkola
Odds 2.60 – 3.50 – 2.40 – Great odds on Ykkönen at Bet.RedKings.com

Almost a derby game and an important one especially for the visitors. AC Oulu is 2nd just 2 points behind leaders JJK with 5 rounds to go. KPV is 5 points behind AC Oulu on 5th position so if they win here, they will still have an outside chance of promotion. Therefore the stakes are high for both teams. Neither team is in the best form right now with 2-1-2 in their last 5 games. KPV though got a morale-boosting 2-3 away win against another title chasing team, TPS in the last round.

The teams have met twice this season with the first game in Kokkola ending 2-2 but at Oulu, the home side won 3-0.

Starting line ups:
KPV: https://www.palloliitto.fi/tulospalvelu/ottelu&497942&M1

Oulu:

Prediction:

Both teams can score but will back the away team here and over 3.5 goals.

GrIFK vs TPS 18:30 Keskuskenttä, Kauniainen
Odds 3.28 – 3.50  2.09 – Great odds on Ykkönen at Bet.RedKings.com

There are only big match in Ykkönen and this is no exception. GrIFK who are usually very strong at home is fighting to avoid relegation and TPS who are 3rd at the moment are fighting for promotion. GrIFK only has a 3 point cushion to FC KTP who occupy the last relegation spot so they need more points urgently. TPS had a bad loss to KPV at home in the last round and they will need to get back to winning ways or the promotion will slip through their hands.

The teams have met twice this season and both teams have won their home games to nil.

Starting line ups:
GrIFK: https://www.palloliitto.fi/tulospalvelu/ottelu&497941&M1

TPS:

Prediction:

This should be a tight low scoring game but an early goal might make it high scoring. Over 2.5 goals

FC Jazz – FC KTP 18:30 Porin Stadion, Pori
Odds 2.77 – 3.50 – 2.34 – Great odds on Ykkönen at Bet.RedKings.com

The bottom side vs the 2nd from bottom team. Neither team wants a draw here. Jazz has been in good form but they started their comeback a bit too late. If they would have beaten in-form team Jaro on Thursday they could have still had a chance but a draw hurt both teams. This is a must win game for the visitors. Bad losses in their last games have left them with the possibility for back-to-back relegation. Their objective prior to the season was promotion so it has not gone to plan.

The teams have met twice this season with KTP winning both game home and away with a 1-goal margin.

Starting line ups:
Jazz: https://www.palloliitto.fi/tulospalvelu/ottelu&497943&M1

KTP:

Prediction:

Away win. This will be the second game of the week for Jazz in a short time period and despite them being in good form, KTP just is the better team in quality.

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