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Veikkausliiga 20 October: KuPS vs JJK

Veikkausliiga 20 October: KuPS vs JJK

KuPS vs JJK 18:30 Savon Sanomat Areena, Mariehamn
Odds 1.20 – 6.00 – 10.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a type of derby game so its a big deal for both teams. If KuPS wins this match, they are guaranteed to play in Europe next season. If JJK loses this match, they are automatically relegated to Ykkönen for next season. JJK actually has to win this match and hope that HIFK loses to SJK in their game. JJK is 5 points behind HIFK so they need 2 wins and HIFK cannot take any points.

KuPS has conceded two late goals in their last two matches. In the first they lost the win against RoPS and in the second they lost to Ilves. I guess you could call this karma as KuPS has done that to other teams on many occasion this season. KuPS has been a very goo home team lately with 8 games unbeaten (6-2-0). Overall they are a 4th best home team with a 8-4-3 record. KuPS will miss Nikko Boxall due to suspension.

JJK is in a tight spot but so they were in their last game where they beat IFK Mariehamn 1-0. It would require a miracle for them to have a chance for safety but it is still mathematically possible so anything can happen in the last two rounds. JJK is one of the worst away teams with a 2-5-9 record.

The teams have played tight games this season with the first ending 0-0 in Jyväskylä and the second 1-0 for KuPS with a late goal.

Starting line-ups:
KuPS: Virtanen – Sorsa, Coulibaly, Cheminava, Nissinen – Reuben, Saxman – Nissilä, Pennanen, Savolainen – Purje
JJK: Marttinen – Vielma, Lähitie, Gustavsson, Ojamaa – Suoraniemi, Leppänen, Poutiainen, Petrescu – Etock, Jovovic

Prediction:

The matches between the teams have been tight and no reason to doubt that they would not be again today. JJK +1.5AH