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Veikkausliiga 20 August: SJK vs Ilves

Veikkausliiga 20 August: SJK vs Ilves

SJK vs Ilves 18:30 OmaSp stadium, Seinäjoki
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SJK was active during the transfer window and that helped them to take a derby win against VPS in the last round. They are still on 9th position but the relegation zone is already 5 points behind. Ilves has been able to rest for the past two weeks and by winning their games in hand, they would get back up to fight for Euro Cup places. They are currently 7th.

SJK has had several problems on their away games but at home they have played well recently. In their last five home games, they have won three, drawn one and lost only to their opponent Ilves at the end of June. Their biggest problems have been in scoring goals, but with their new signings, that should improve in future games.

Ilves has had a break from their games recently. In their last match they drew 3-3 with FC Honka despite trailing them 1-3 in the match. They managed to come back and draw to keep their unbeaten home run going. Ilves has not played as well away from home as they do at home. At home, Ilves has conceded only six goals in ten games, but in 11 games away from home, they have conceded already 20. They are 4-1-6 away from home this season.

Previous matches:

SJK 2-3 Ilves (This season)
Ilves 1-1 SJK(This season)

SJK team news:

SJK new central defender Boris Kadio is available to make his debut. Billy Ions and Mehmet Hetemaj are out due to injury. Aristote Mboma returns after suspension.

Ilves team news:

Ilves will miss Eero Hyökyvirta who cancelled his contract to think about his future. Also their new strike Tiemoko Fofana got injured and will miss the rest of the season. Baba Mensah is still out.

Starting Line ups:

SJK: Öst – Mustoe, Hurme, Kadio, Dorman – Opiyo, Bååth – Winchester, Laaksonen, Oliinyk – Mboma
Ilves: Hilander – Rannankari, Tanska, Tomas, Kazi – Siira, Issa – Almen, Ala-Myllymäki, Mettälä – Tamminen

Prediction:

Home win.