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Finnish Cup 27 January: Ilves vs Viikingit

Finnish Cup 27 January: Ilves vs Viikingit

Ilves vs Viikingit 14:30 Pirkkahalli C, Tampere
Odds 1.13 – 7.00 – 13.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the first match for both teams in the Finnish Cup Group C. Ilves finished 3rd in the Veikkausliiga last season. Viikingit won their group in Kakkonen but lost to Klubi-04 in the playoffs for the promotion to Ykkönen.

This is a big season for Ilves after they made it into the Europa League qualifiers after last season. They played well in the Cup last season and will want to continue that. The team has changed quite a bit from last season as they have lost their main striker Tuco and key midfielders Ayarna and Tendeng. As new signings they have gotten Matias Ojala, Tuomas Rannankari and Ilari Mettälä who are good players but at least so far the team seems weaker than last season. They played a friendly last week where they beat FC Jazz (Kakkonen) 1-6. They might miss Mettälä in this match as he has been injured.

Viikingit is a strong team from Kakkonen and they have kept the team same from last season. They also played a friendly last week where they beat Kiffen 2-0. According to their head coach, they will go for the win here and to achieve something. They do not consider this as a practise game.

The last time these teams met was in ykkönen back in 2014 with Ilves winning all 3 games.

Starting Line ups:
Ilves: Luukkanen – Rannankari, Miettunen, Tomas, Aspegren – Ala-Myllymäki, Haarala – Ali, Hyökyvirta, Jokelainen – Lehtonen
Viikingit: Pervov – Pulkkinen, Honkaniemi, Varila, Mutikainen – Eklund, Orenius, Thurling B, Thurling S – Remes, Paatelainen


Main pick is both teams to score.