UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 18 May: SJK vs FC Inter - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 18 May: SJK vs FC Inter

Veikkausliiga 18 May: SJK vs FC Inter

SJK vs FC Inter Turku 20:00 OmaSp Arena, Seinäjoki
Odds 2.18 – 3.20 – 3.10 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Both teams have a bit of a crisis going on. The start of the season has been very difficult for both as SJK is 9th with 7 points and FC Inter is 2 points behind them as 11th. They both had much higher expectations for this season. At least FC Inter won the Finnish Cup last Saturday so this might give them a boost for the rest of the season knowing that they will play in Europe next season.

SJK has had several injury problems this season and during this week they have had only between 12-15 players in training. The team has depth but not many teams can cope with so many missing players. When the starting line-up changes all the time, it is not easy to improve your level of play. They have gotten a lot of critic about the way they play as they are ok defensively but offensively they lack something in the final 3rd. One big thing is that they do not have any wingers who could provide proper width to their game. Billy Ions is their only winger and he has missed all their games so far this season. You cannot really see them improving at least until they get him back.

FC Inter has only managed to beat PS Kemi so far this season. They have tried to play with 3 defenders at the back but that has not been working. When they switched to play with 4 at the back, their performances improved. They are a much more solid unit with a 4- back line. It will be interesting to see if they will keep the 4 at the back now after they won the Finnish Cup. Even though they were totally dominated in the Cup final by HJK, they managed to score once and held on to win. This released a lot of tension inside the team and you can expect them to play with more confidence.

Previous matches (Last season):

SJK 5-0 Inter
Inter 0-1 SJK
SJK 0-3 Inter

SJK team news:

SJK will be without Jarkko Hurme, Billy Ions, Aristote Mboma and long term injured Obed Malolo. Matti Klinga is a doubt.

Inter team news:

Inter will be without suspended Mäntylä and long-term injured Niko Markkula.

Starting Line ups:

SJK: Öst – Hatakka, Vales, Mero, Sundman – Hetemaj, Ayarna – Bååth, Tendeng, Sarajärvi – Mustoe
Inter: Moisander – Mansally, Penninkangas, Nyman, Hoskonen – Ademi, Kuningas, Mäkitalo, Ojala – Källman, Furuholm

Prediction:

Inter draw no bet