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Finnish Cup 20 January: TPS vs Klubi-04

Finnish Cup 20 January: TPS vs Klubi-04

TPS vs Klubi-04 14:00 Kupittaa 5, Turku
Odds 1.35 – 4.50 – 6.50 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the first official match of the season for both teams. TPS just got promoted to the Veikkausliiga and Klubi-04 got promoted to the Ykkönen (2nd tier).

TPS has kept the main group of players from last season with the exception of their main striker Mikko Hyyrynen who retired and winger Ilari Mettälä who moved to Ilves. In offense they have gotten Aleksi Ristola from HIFK and Elias Ahde from SJK. To defense they brought in Antto Tapaninen from JJK. They had also just signed midfielder Tomas Hradecky from SJK but 4 days later he gets injured in training and will be out for a long time. TPS has so far played 1 friendly which was a 2-2 draw against FC Haka.

Klubi-04 is the reserve team for Champions HJK and they aim to play with a similar playing style. The team consists of young, talented players who try to play aggressive, press the ball high and keep ball control. HJK´s main group played the first half against Swedish club Hammarby and they led 2-1 at HT. They then changed their whole line-up to their Klubi-04 team and eventually lost 3-4 but the youngsters put out a good display.

Compared to many of the other games in the Finnish Cup, which are played indoors in a Hall, this match is played outdoors on an artificial pitch.

Starting Line ups:
TPS: Viscosi – Friberg, Tenho, Holma, Kinnunen – Peräaho, Blomvist – Jakonen, Valakari, Ristola – Ahde
Klubi-04: Källman – Laitinen, Kouassivi-Benissan, Katz , Lindblad – Tauriainen, Tammivuori, Jäntti, Huhtala – Ceesay, Karim


Klubi-04 has a chance to surprise here. Main pick is both teams to score but also Klubi-04 +1AH.