UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 12 May: KuPS 2-1 HIFK - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 12 May: KuPS 2-1 HIFK

Veikkausliiga 12 May: KuPS vs HIFK

KuPS vs HIFK 18:30 Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
Odds 1.75 – 3.28 – 4.50 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a very interesting match. KuPS have started their season well despite their two losses. Those came against the top two teams HJK and Ilves. They then drew with VPS 2-2 and have beaten FC Inter and PS Kemi. They play good football and are deservedly expected to win this match at home against a weaker opponent. That has been the problem though for KuPS in the previous seasons. After coming from an impressive win into a game which they are expected to win, they have bottled and lost. Now HIFK just got their first win of the season against RoPS in the last round and they have improved also after they switched to play with 1 striker in front. Also KuPS head coach is the former HIFK head coach who got fired during last season so it will be interesting to see how he will do against his old team.

Last season KuPS beat HIFK twice, including the 1-0 win at home. HIFK has beaten KuPS only once in the past two seasons and that was their 3-2 home win a year ago.

Neither team is missing any key players.

You can read more about KuPS – HERE.

You can read more about HIFK – HERE.

Starting line ups:
KuPS: Virtanen – Sorsa, Egwuekwe, Boxall, Rannankari – Saxman, Reuben – Savolainen, Nissilä, Duah – Salami
HIFK: Maanoja – Hänninen, Kuusijärvi, A Lody, Vesala – Terävä, Halme, Gela, Anyamele – Väyrynen – Forssell

Prediction:

KuPS to win and to score at least 2 goals. HIFK without Raimi in defense is a much weaker.