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Ilves vs FC Inter preview

Veikkausliiga 22 September: Ilves vs FC Inter preview

Ilves vs FC Inter 17:00 Tammelan Stadion, Tampere
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Ilves is the third team fighting for the final Euro Cup place and they have also played a game less than the teams above them. Ilves is 5th currently and four points behind Honka who are 3rd. Ilves has a chance to catch up as they play against FC Inter who are in poor form. Inter is 8th currently and have nothing to play for.

Ilves played really well against VPS on Monday and deserved their win. They are a young team and they play without a proper striker but the guys are motivated and they fight in each game. Ilves has been a good home team as they have lost only twice this season at Tammela, but both of those losses came in their last two home games. Against FC Honka though, they did not deserve to lose. Honka goalkeeper Murray stood in his head to keep Ilves out. VPS had to suffer the anger they felt from losing that and we are sure Inter will feel the same.

Inter has not won in their last six games but more worryingly, they have scored only once in those games. This happened immediately when their main striker Benjamin Källmann left to play in Scotland for Dundee FC. They defend well as a team, but offensively they are weak. In their last game, they played a hugely motivating derby against TPS, but they still did not perform. Inter usually plays better away from home, but if they could not find motivation to fight against TPS, how can they find it to play Ilves?

Previous matches:

Inter 0-1 Ilves (This season)
Ilves 1-1 Inter (This season)

Highlights from their last matches – Click here.

Ilves team news:

Baba Mensah, Tiemoko Fofana, Tuomas Rannankari, Mikael Almén, Naatan Skyttä are out. Tariq Kazi is a doubt.

Inter team news:

Inter will be without Timo Furuholm and Arttu Hoskonen. Kaan Kairinen is also out.

Starting Line ups:

Ilves: Hilander – Aspegren, Tomas, Miettunen, Haukioja – Järvinen, Issa – Ala-Myllymäki, Ojala, Haarala – Tamminen
Inter: Koponen – Penninkangas, Kamy, Mäntylä, Markkula – Kuningas, Guevara, Mäenpää – Ojala, Ademi, Sherrif

Prediction:

Ilves home win.