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Veikkausliiga 22 July: KuPS vs VPS

Veikkausliiga 22 July: KuPS vs VPS

KuPS vs VPS 17:00 Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
Odds 1.92 – 3.20 – 3.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the top match of the round between 5th placed KuPS and 4th placed VPS who are just 1 point ahead. It is also a match between a team who played on Thursday a tough game against FC Copenhagen in Denmark in the Europa League and a team who has rested for the past couple of weeks. The teams have met once this season with KuPS winning 0-2 in Vaasa.

KuPS had some problems in the Veikkausliiga a few weeks ago when they sold Urho Nissilä to Belgium and Reuben Gabriel got injured. They failed to win in four consecutive matches, but they stopped this rot in the last round with a 0-1 win over FC Inter. They also played two tough games against the best Scandinavian team FC Copenhagen and lost only 2-1 on aggregate. So their form is improving. At home though they have not been the best. Out of their nine home games, they have won only three. Also they have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of those games. They will be boosted by their new signings as Juho Pirttijoki and Lucas Rangel played pretty well against Copenhagen.

VPS is on top of the form table currently having won five of their last six games. Their only loss was the massive beating done by HJK, 5-0. If you take that game out of the analysis, you will see why VPS is playing so well. They have managed to fix their defense. They conceded only two games in the other five winning games. Also they have gotten players back from injury, which has boosted their Brazilian striker Cae´s finishing. So all in all, they defend better and score more goals. However they have not played in a couple of weeks so we will see what it does to their form.

Previous matches:

VPS 0-2 KuPS (This season)

KuPS team news:

Tabi Manga is close of returning.

VPS team news:

VPS will still miss Ciss, Kujanpää and Laatikainen but all are close of returning.

Starting Line ups:

KuPS: Töyräs – Savolainen, Pirttijoki,Rexhepi,Murillo – Hiltunen, Pennanen – Mäkelä, Purje, Niskanen – Karjalainen
VPS: Volotinen – Ojamaa, Auvinen,Lahti, Engström – Strandvall, Voutilainen – Jama, Lähde, Vahtera – DOuglas

Prediction:

KuPS played really well against Copenhagen. Maybe this will give them a boost also at home. Home win.