Ykkönen 25 July: FF Jaro vs AC Kajaani
FF Jaro vs AC Kajaani 18:30 Keskuskenttä, Pietarsaari
Odds 1.70 – 3.70 – 4.15 – Bet NOW at RedKings
The home team comes after a long break as they have not played a game in 16 days. Jaro is currently on 5th position and 7 points behind leaders HIFK. Their goal was to earn promotion so they have a bit of catching up to do. Newly promoted AC Kajaani last played 11 days ago. They are currently 8th and 6 points behind Jaro. The teams met once before this season in Pietarsaari with Jaro winning 5-0.
This match is the first home game for Jaro during the City´s “Jaakon Päivät” festival. They will have another one during the weekend. This usually means that there will be a lot of fans in the stands. Jaro comes into this match well rested. Their last game ended after a cluster of games to a 0-3 loss to HIFK. Now they want to get back to winning ways against a team that they beat 5-0 earlier in the season. Jaro has not been that good at home with a 2-1-3 record. Two of those losses though came against the top teams HIFK and KPV. Jaro has some missing players here so winning like last time won´t probably happen.
AC Kajaani has lost their last three games to KTP, KPV and Haka. They do not have much depth in their squad so when they miss 3 key players, it will always affect them. They are a very offensive team and their 20 goals this season is the second highest, just behind leaders HIFK. Their problem is conceding goals as they have the worst record with 26 goals conceded in 13 games. That is an average of 2 per game. Most of those goals have come in their away games (18) where they have a 1-2-4 record.
Jaro 5-0 AC Kajaani (This season)
Jaro team news:
They signed two strikers recently, Denis and Felix de Bona. De Bona cannot play here as he played with EIF during the weekend. Denis is still looking for full match fitness so his playing is a doubt. Jaro will miss first goalkeeper Öhberg who injured his hand and is out 3-5 weeks. They will also miss long term injured defender Johan Brunell and suspended full back Moses. Another defender Takamäki is also a doubt.
AC Kajaani team news:
AC Kajaani will still miss Lukas Brambilla, Jurgen Castaneda and Tatu Hoffren.
Starting Line ups:
Jaro: Edström – Chavez, Milosavljevic, Takamäki, Sjöstedt – Emet, Mandiangu, Olysanya, Kula, Takahashi – Paintsil
ACK: Tuomarila – Sallila, Ruuskanen, Ferreira, Rounaja – Stephanus, Nuutinen, Florit, Ramirez, Lasso – Ibiyomi
Regarding these teams, there should always be goals so the main pick is both teams to score with over 2.5 goals. However, as both come after a break, be careful with the stakes.