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Finnish Cup 19 January: KuPS vs MuSa

Finnish Cup 19 January: KuPS vs MuSa

KuPS vs MuSa 19:00 Kuopio-Halli, Kuopio
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This is the first official match of the season for both teams. KuPS finished 2nd last season in the Veikkausliiga and they are taking this competition very seriously. MuSa plays in the Finnish 2nd Division and their goal this season is to get promoted to the Ykkönen.

KuPS has been training really hard the past couple of weeks and their goal is to win the group and fight to win the Cup as well. Their new signings Tabi Manga and Luis Carlos Murillo are still waiting for a playing permit so they might not play in this match. Last year in the group stages, KuPS beat at home JJK 9-1, FC Lahti 4-2 and 1-0 FC Haka. They were eventually knocked out by FC Honka 2-4.

MuSa finished 2nd in their Kakkonen group and were disappointed in not qualifying into Ykkönen. They have a new head coach this season in Ville Ulanen and they have managed to keep the core group of players and added a couple of more. The most notable signing was Rudi Dieter from TPV. They have played one friendly game so far where they beat ToVe (3rd Div.) 4-2. Last season MuSa also played in the group stages where they won only once but that was away from home against Veikkausliiga team VPS 0-1. MuSa will have all their main players available in this match.

Starting line-ups:
KuPS: Virtanen – Nissinen, Pitkänen, Coulibaly, Räsänen – Saxman, Nissilä – Niskanen, Pennanen, Mäkelä – Purje
MuSa: Mikkelsson – Karlsson, Salminen, Välilä, Pihlainen – Velija, Rantala, Junnila, Dieter – Rantala, Mäkelä

Prediction:

KuPS to win + over 3.5 goals.
Both teams to score