UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 16 July: VPS vs FC Inter - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 16 July: VPS vs FC Inter

Veikkausliiga 16 July: VPS vs FC Inter

VPS vs FC Inter 18.30 Elisa Stadion, Vaasa
Odds 2.36 – 3.00 – 3.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

VPS is in the middle of their Europa League Cup tie with Brondby (losing 2-0), with the 2nd leg played on Thursday in Vaasa. FC Inter has not managed to win 2 games in a row this season. Their head coach Shefki Kuqi has never managed to win 2 games in a row in the Veikkausliiga as a head coach.

VPS had a good fight against Brondby on Thursday but were left with a 2-0 loss. Now they must shake that off and fight again in the Veikkausliiga. At home they have been surprisingly weak with only 9 points from their 27 coming at home. Last season they were much better at home. Their defense has been solid in their recent games as they have conceded only twice in their last 5 games. Offensively they could do better but 1-0 is enough for a win. There might be some rotation in this game because of their next match against Brondby.

FC Inter has been a much better away team than a home team this season(13 points out of 23 from away games), but they did manage to beat JJK 4-0 in their last home game. This puts them again in a position where they could get two wins in a row, which they have not done this season. In this game, they are going to let VPS have the control of the ball and then hit on counters and hope they score. They will miss some players especially in the full back positions so some changes are inevitable. They will be without no 1 goalie Henrik Moisander, Niko Markkula, Kevin Mombilo, Arttu Hoskonen, Albion Ademi and Elias Mastokangas.

The teams have met twice this season with FC Inter knocking out VPS from the Cup but VPS beat Inter in Turku in the league. Last season they played once in Vaasa which ended 0-0. The last time Inter has beaten VPS in Vaasa was back in 2013.

Starting line ups:
VPS: Meerits – Koskimaa, Viitikko, Lampi – Jurgenson, Levänen, Voutilainen, Strandvall, Lähde – Böling, Clennon
Inter: Koponen – Lehtonen, Manev, Alan Henrique, Nyman – Garcia, Faubert, Mäkitalo – Kandji, Kuqi, Furuholm

Prediction:

A low scoring draw.