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SJK vs KuPS preview

Veikkausliiga 1 September: SJK vs KuPS preview

SJK vs KuPS 17:00 OmaSp Stadion, Seinäjoki
Odds 2.90 – 3.15 – 2.34 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Both teams only have 8 games left to achieve something from this season. SJK has had a disappointing season and they are only 2 points ahead of the relegation playoff position. KuPS is still fighting for a place in the Europa league for next season. A win here would move them there to 3rd position ahead of FC Honka.

SJK has had another turbulent season with a change in manager and a lot of changes in the players. Aleksei Eremenko Sr has brought in his trusted players but the game has not really improved. In their last 7 games, they have won only once. Defensively they have been ok as in the last 4 games, they have kept 3 clean sheets. Offensively though, they have not created enough chances. The new players are getting better and better in each game so things should get better. SJK is 4-2-6 at home.

KuPS had a narrow 0-1 loss to HJK in their last game but they had enough chances in that match to get something.  Their new signing Ruben Ayarna has been excellent and no one really know how come SJK let him go, especially for free. He won´t have a chance to show his old team what they are missing though as he is suspended. KuPS is 6-1-5 away from home.

Previous matches:

KuPS 1-1 SJK (This season)
SJK 1-3 KuPS (This season)

SJK team news:

SJK will miss Obed Malolo, Billy Ions and Jesse Sarajärvi. Dani Hatakka, Mehmet Hetemaj and Ville Tikkanen are doubts.

KuPS team news:

Ayarna is suspended and Ruben Gabriel is still injured.

Starting Line ups:

SJK: Öst – Sundman, Hurme, Kadio, Dorman – Opiyo, Bååth – Laaksonen, Tendeng, Oliinyk – Winchester
KuPS: Virtanen – Murillo, Pitkänen, Tabi Manga, Toivomäki – Saxman, Purje – Pennanen, Niskanen, Karjalainen – Rangel

Prediction:

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.