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Veikkausliiga 10 August: KuPS vs JJK

Veikkausliiga 10 August: KuPS vs JJK

KuPS vs JJK 18:30 Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
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This is a “Järvi-Suomen Derby” which means the Derby of the Lake area in Finland. KuPS is currently 5th with 30 points and a win here would move them to the Top-3. JJK is bottom of the league and with HIFK winning yesterday, they are 8 points from safety from direct relegation.

KuPS is in good form as they hav 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss from their last 5 matches. They are full of confidence coming into this match as they have all players available. They had a bad spell in June where they did not win any games. This was down to the fact that key midfielder Urho Nissilä was injured and striker Salami and Duah were both suspended for several games. Now all those players are back and they also signed their former key player Petteri Pennanen back so everything looks good in Kuopio.

JJK had quick improvement of form as they drew away with VPS and at home with RoPS recently. They had signed two good new players in full back Ojamaa and striker Jovovic. This form did not last though as they lost to Ilves away 2-1 in the last round. Normally that would have been a decent result but Ilves had several other good chances to score and the numbers should have been worse. JJK has conceded the most goals and they have scored the least amount of goals in the Veikkausliiga so their position is deserved.

The teams have met twice this season. In the Finnish Cup, KuPS won at home (indoors) 9-1. However JJK squad was very limited then early in the pre season so you cannot take much from these numbers. In the league JJK managed to earn a 0-0 draw at home.

Starting line ups:
KuPS: Virtanen – Sorsa, Coulibaly, Boxall, Rannankari – Gabriel, Pennanen – Mäkelä, Nissilä, Niskanen – Salami
JJK: Marttinen – Vielma, Nieminen, Gustavsson, Abdi – Suoraniemi, Kari, Leppänen, Manninen – Tahvanainen, Jovovic


KuPS is in good form and anything else but a clear home win (at least 2 goals) would be a surprise.