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Veikkausliiga 11 September: SJK vs VPS

Veikkausliiga 11 September: SJK vs VPS

SJK vs VPS 19:30 OmaSp Stadion, Seinäjoki
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This is a big derby match between two teams in poor form. SJK is 5th with 35 points and VPS is 7th one point behind.

SJK sacked their head coach for the 2nd time this season as the loss to KuPS was the final straw. Apparently the players were not happy with the playing style so Spanish head coach Roca had to go. SJK has a lot of good forward players but for some reason they struggle to score goals. 26 goals in 25 matches is just a little bit better than bottom clubs JJK´s (26 in 26) and HIFK´s (23 in 25). Defensively they have been doing ok but when they concede a goal, they most likely will lose. Out of their 10 wins, only 2 have been matches where the opponent has also scored. Five of them have been 1-0 wins. SJK will miss from this match injured Chema Anton and Matej Hradecky and Dani Hatakka is suspended. Marc Vales, Mehmet Hetemaj, Sergi Arimany and Richie Dorman are doubts.

VPS is the bottom of the form table. They have not won in 8 games and 4 out of the last 5 have ended in a loss. In the last round they lost to HJK at home 0-3 after a very poor performance. they have actually played better on the road than at home as they have a 5-4-3 away record. VPS will miss Veli Lampi from this match but they should get back Juho Lähde who has recovered from his flu.

The teams have met twice this season in the league with SJK winning 1-3 in Vaasa but VPS winning 0-1 in Seinäjoki. In the Finnish Cup, VPS won 0-3.

Starting line ups:
SJK: Aksalu – Hurme, Mero, Bardanca, Tahvanainen – Hetemaj, Malolo – Ions, Klinga, Zeneli – Mboma
VPS: Meerits – Levänen, Koskimaa, Viitikko – Engström, Sohna, Voutilainen, Strandvall, Vahtera – Morrissey, Clennon

Prediction:

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals