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Veikkausliiga 22 July: FC Inter vs Ilves

Veikkausliiga 22 July: FC Inter vs Ilves

FC Inter vs Ilves 17:00 Veritas Stadion, Turku
Odds 2.34 – 3.10 – 2.90 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the big match of the day with heavily invested FC Inter will host another Top-3 cnadidate Ilves. Inter is 7th with 23 points and Ilves is just above them with 2 points more.

FC Inter has not played at the level as they wanted when the season started. They invested a lot in new players but inconsistency especially at home (only 2 wins) keeps them in the bottom half of the table. The league is so tight though that a couple of wins would improve their position quite a bit. Winning two games though has been a problem. They just cannot put two good performances in a row. In their last 5 games, they have scored 10 but also conceded 10. This was a problem especially in their last game when they lost 3-2 to VPS.  Now they got huge names in offense but the defense looks narrow still. Inter will miss suspended Julien Faubert and injured Kevin Mombilo, Niko Markkula, Henrik Moisander and Elias Mastokangas. Mika Ojala has gotten his playing permit and is eligible.

Ilves has also been inconsistent but in their last 2 games, their performance have been encouraging as they beat KuPS at home 1-0, drew away with IFK Mariehamn and were the better team against HJK at home but could only earn a 1-1 draw. On the road they are currently 4-2-3 with 9 goals scored and 9 goals conceded. Ilves has had some minor injuries with their players but only Tendeng and Kazi are certain to miss this game.

FC Inter won the first match between the teams 0-2 in Tampere. Last season both teams won once 1-0 and once the points were shared 0-0

Starting line ups:
Inter: Marttinen – Nyman, Alan Henrique, Hoskonen, Manev – Kauppi, Mäkitalo, Garcia – Kandji, Furuholm, Kuqi
Ilves: Hilander – Penninkangas, Tanska, Miettunen, Hynynen – Agyiri, Ayarna – Siira, Ala-Myllymäki, Tamminen – Tuco

Prediction:

This is an important game for both teams which makes the expectation on goals very low. Under 2.25 goals is our initial pick.