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Veikkausliiga 1 June: VPS vs SJK

Veikkausliiga 1 June: VPS vs SJK

VPS vs SJK 20:00 Elisa Stadion, Vaasa
Odds 2.16 – 2.90 – 3.50– Bet NOW at RedKings

This is  big “Pohjanmaa-Derby” game. VPS is safely in mid-table as 6th with 14 points from 11 games. SJK has started the season very poorly and are 10th with 8 points from 10 games.

VPS has had some good games but also some bad games. They have been very consistently inconsistent if that makes any sense. They have so far won 3, drawn 5 and lost 3. For some reason their biggest problems have been while playing at home. They are 2-2-3 so far form their 7 home games. One big problem has been with injuries as they have missed for the whole season their best goal scorers from last season Steven Morrissey and Joonas Vahtera. Without them, their offense has not been that good. It has not just been those two who have been missing. VPS has had several injuries which means they have not been able to play with the same 11 too many games.

SJK was supposed to be the biggest challenger for HJK this season but problems in management have put them in a bit of a crisis. The management hired Tommi Kautonen on a 3-year deal at the start of the season but he was the wrong man for the job and was let go just after  games. They also did not sign the right players during the pre-season. The team has no proper wingers so it is difficult for them to have many variations in their offense. On top of this they have had several injuries this season and are missing again like half of their starting line-up players. Their new head coach Aleksei Eremenko Sr. will have his work cut out for him. For now, he just needs to improve their mental state after the 4-0 loss to HJK on Tuesday.

Previous matches:

SJK 1-0 VPS (Finnish Cup)

SJK 2-1 VPS (last season)
SJK 0-1 VPS (last season)
VPS 1-3 SJK (last season)

VPS team news:

VPS will also miss several players due to injury including Ciss, Vahtera, Engström, Lähde, Kujanpää, Morrissey and Jama.

SJK team news:

SJK will be without Hurme, Dorman, Hatakka, Vales, Mustoe, Malolo, Klinga and Ions. Tikkanen, Tendeng and Hambo are all doubts.

Starting Line ups:

VPS: Meerits – Mcqueen, Auvinen, David, Jama – Laatikainen, Guner, Voutilainen, Hakola, Strandvall – Douglas
SJK: Aksalu – Sundman, Mero, Hatakka, Sarajärvi – Hetemaj, Ayarna – Bååth, Laaksonen, O´Brien – Mboma

Prediction:

Difficult match to predict as both are missing several key players. As this is a derby game and SJK usually is on top here. SJK Draw no bet