UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 22 April: VPS 2-2 KuPS - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 22 April: VPS 2-2 KuPS

Veikkausliiga 22 April: VPS 2-2 KuPS

Match Highlights

VPS vs KuPS 16:00 Elisa Stadion, Vaasa
Odds 2.40 – 3.00 – 2.90 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a match between two traditional teams. Both teams play on artificial pitches on their home stadiums.

VPS started their season with two lossess; 5-0 to HJK and 1-3 at home to SJK. In the last round though they managed to get their scoring on as they beat RoPS 2-4 on the road. Despite the win, they are struggling to find the similar form they had last season. They were very solid in defense and did the necessary goals to win games that helped them finish 4th. This season their defense is anything but solid. HJK and SJK are good teams but even RoPS was able to score twice. In their first 3 games, they have conceded already 37% of the total goals they conceded last season (27). Offensively they have struggled to create chances. The 4 goals though against a weak RoPS defense will give them confidence. Voutilainen and Viitikko are doubts for this game.

KuPS also met with HJK in Helsinki and despite the 2-0 loss they showed much better defensive organization than what VPS had shown. In their second game, they beat a strong FC Inter 2-1 at home. We rate KuPS highly this season and we expect them to be higher at the end of the season than VPS in the standings. Their defense and offense are better than what VPS has.  KuPS has not gotten anymore injury worries so they will be able to play with a strong squad.

Last season the teams met twice in Vaasa with VPS winning the first match 3-0 and the second match finished 1-1. In Kuopio KuPS won 1-0. It will be interesting to see how Juha Hakola (VPS) will play against the team he played for last season. Same goes for Nikko Boxall (KuPS) who played with VPS for the past 1.5 seasons.

You can read more about VPS – HERE.

You can read more about KuPS – HERE.

Starting line ups:
VPS: Meerits – Jurgenson, Lampi, Lahti – Engström, Böling, Lähde, Laatikainen, Hakola – Morrissey, Vahtera
KuPS: Virtanen – Rannankari, Azubuike, Boxall, Sorsa – Gabriel, Saxman – Nissilä, Purje, Savolainen – Salami

Prediction:

Initial pick over 2.5 goals. There is some value with this one. VPS at home should be able to score 1-2 goals and KuPS on the other hand can also score 1-2 goals against a VPS defense who have made many mistakes so far this season.