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Veikkausliiga 22 June: Ilves vs SJK

Veikkausliiga 22 June: Ilves vs SJK

Ilves vs SJK 18:30 Tammelan Stadion, Tampere
Odds 2.23 – 3.05 – 3.20 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Both teams were expecting to be in the top half of the table by now but find themselves in positions 8 and 9 respectively. The league though is very tight and a win for either team could move them into Euro Cup positions.

Ilves has had a strange season. They have played well against the big teams and beat them even away from home, but then at home and against weaker opponents, they have struggled. They lost to JJK and PS Kemi but have since beaten HIFK 0-1 and in their last game they were the better team against FC Lahti but only managed a 0-0 draw. For this game they should have all the key players available.

SJK has had a bad season considering their standards and because of this, they have already changed their head coach 2 times. The new manager, Spanish Roca, has been in charge for 3 games and where they have beaten only HIFK and lost at home to FC Inter and VPS in the last round. Their team is not playing up to their abilities. They do not score enough goals and they concede too many. For this game they will also miss their key central midfielder Mehmet Hetemaj due to suspension. Also Chema Anton and Aristote Mboma are still injured. Top scorer Billy Ions had to come off in the last game but he should be able to play.

The teams met already once this season with Ilves winning 1-2 in Seinäjoki. Last season Ilves beat SJK twice. SJK won one of their home games 4-0.

Starting line ups:
Ilves: Hilander – Hynynen, Miettunen, Tanska, Aspegren – Ayarna, Siira – Ala-Myllymäki, Tendeng, Järvinen – Tuco
SJK: Aksalu – Hurme, Hatakka, Vales, Dorman – Hradecky, Malolo – Ions, Laaksonen, Zeneli – Facundo

Prediction:

Ilves has been the better team this season and with SJK missing Hetemaj, home win is likely. 2-1 is close so over 2.5 goals has value.