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Veikkausliiga 22 July: Ilves vs PS Kemi

Veikkausliiga 22 July: Ilves vs PS Kemi

Ilves vs PS Kemi 17:00 Tammelan stadion, Tampere
Odds 1.43 – 4.00- 7.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Ilves just got knocked out of the Europa League in Bulgaria on Thursday so this match comes quite fast. Ilves is currently 7th in the league, 6 points behind the Top-3 positions with a game in hand. PS Kemi is currently last with 4 points behind of direct survival.

Ilves is still undefeated at home but still they have only won 3 games at home this season in 8 games. They have had a strong defense in those 8 games as they have conceded only 3 goals. Unfortunately their offense has not worked that well and this is the reason why five of those game have ended in a draw. Ilves lost to Slavia Sofia 2-1 and got knocked out of Europa League Thursday so there might be some mental and physical tiredness in this match. Luckily for them they have a new forward Fofana Tiemoko who is available for his debut on this game. Also Jusuf Ali has returned from his trial at Dinamo Zagreb.

PS Kemi is the crisis team in the Veikkausliiga right now. They sacked just a couple of weeks ago their long term head coach Jari Åhman and replaced him with Scottish David Hannah who does not even have the proper UEFA coaching license for Veikkausliiga. They also lost three key players in goalkeeper Oskari Forsman, Captain Julian Guevara and defender Kosta Manev. They are now trying to replace them with unknown foreigners with no guarantee of their quality. Despite all these issues, they still managed to earn a draw against FC Honka in the last round. Away from home, PS Kemi has won two and lost seven of their nine games.

Previous matches:

Kemi 0-2 Ilves (This season)

Ilves team news:

They will miss Baba Mensah and Ilari Mettälä is a doubt. Niklas Jokelainen and Martti Haukioja are on international duty. Jusuf Ali and Fofana Tiemoko are available.

Kemi team news:

They will have their new signings most likely available in this match.

Starting Line ups:

Ilves: Hilander -Kazi, Tomas, Miettunen, Rannankari – Almen, Järvinen, Hyökyvirta, Moundi -Haarala, Fofana
Kemi: Vilmunen – Mombilo, Kaljumäe, Jorginho,Esposito – Moilanen, Vanha, Vidjeskog, Lipin- Demiri, Mäkelä

Prediction:

There should be goals so over 2.5 goals and PS Kemi draw no bet