Three games tonight in the Ykkönen; AC Oulu vs FC Haka, MuSa vs FF Jaro and MYPA vs AC Kajaani
AC Oulu vs FC Haka 17:00 Raatin stadion, Oulu
Bethard odds: 1.76 – 3.45 – 4.25
This match is between two teams who have won both of their games so far. AC Oulu is the biggest favourite for promotion this season and they have started it by beating first FC KTP 0-1 and then AC Kajaani 0-2. This is their first home match of the season. FC Haka has played both of their matches at home beating first newly promoted TPV 1-0 and then FC KTP 6-3. This will be their first match on natural grass this season.
FC Haka has had the advantage during their previous games as they beat Oulu in the Finnish Cup this season 2-1 and last season in the league Haka won twice and drew the 3rd game. The last time Oulu beat Haka at home was 2 years ago.
AC Oulu is not missing any players. FC Haka will miss Ville Starck who scored twice against KTP due to illness.
This is a top match and important one for both teams. Both teams also pride with good defense so there should not be many goals in this game. Under 2.5 goals is our main pick Bethard having 1.76 odds for this. For another pick you could try X2 double chance on the visitors.
MuSa vs FF Jaro 17:00 Stadion, Pori
Bethard odds: 5.60 – 3.85 – 1.54
Both teams have enjoyed a good start to their seasons. Newly promoted Musan Salama has 4 points from two games after they beat AC Kajaani away from home 1-2 and then drew also away against TPV 0-0. FF Jaro has won both of their games first beating EIF away from home 1-2 and then MYPA at home 3-0.
MuSa just got promoted to the Ykkönen and their normal home pitch is called Wembley but they were not allowed to play there in this league. They are forced to play on the City´s main ground and the ground of their city rivals FC Jazz. MuSa and Jaro met in the Finnish Cup and then the points were shared 1-1.
This is the first match on natural grass for FF Jaro this season. They will miss only Toni Takamäki from their squad.
This should be a tight game. The main pick is both teams to score as both teams are capable of scoring. Another option would be the draw.
MYPA vs AC Kajaani 17:00 Kymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion, Myllykoski
Bethard odds: 2.90 – 3.40 – 2.20
This match is already a big one regarding relegation as both teams have started their seasons with two losses. Newly promoted MYPA is also looking for their first goals as they first lost at home to TPS 0-1 and then 3-0 to FF Jaro in Pietarsaari. AC Kajaani has played two home games so far and lost both of them, first to newly promoted MuSa 1-2 and then 0-2 to league favourites AC Oulu.
AC Kajaani has gotten themselves a lot of foreign players and they look like they could be quality but as the team was assembled late, it might take a bit time for them to click. The quality in the MYPA team is quite low and they would need some help from Veikkausliiga team HIFK (loan agreement deal) if they wish to stay up in this league.
MYPA has no new injury worries but they still miss Paavo Kujala, Tommi Roponen and Tomi Saarelma.
Both teams have had problems offensively but at the same time the coaches of both teams have said that their offense is getting better and they should expect goals.
Not sure if there are goals but the quality of AC Kajaani should be better here so away win is main pick.