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Veikkausliiga 23 July: VPS vs JJK

Veikkausliiga 23 July: VPS vs JJK

VPS vs JJK 18:30 Elisa Stadion, Vaasa
Odds 1.32 – 4.50 – 8.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

VPS had a great European campaign where they won 3 out of their 4 games but it was not enough to go through to the next round. They did leave a good impression of themselves and will be full of confidence. They are currently the main threat to HJK for the title and will want to continue that. JJK is bottom of the league and 7 points from the relegation play off spot.

VPS is in good form in the league as they are 8 games unbeaten. They have a clear playing style which most teams are unable to match. They have not been yet as strong as they were last season at home but they have been improving. They have a 3-3-2 record at the moment, but their last 4 home games have given then 2 wins and 2 draws. They will miss 2 defenders from this game as Veli Lampi got injured in the Bröndby game and Mikko Viitikko is suspended after receiving a red card in their previous Inter match.

JJK is still bottom of the league with just 1 win and they have strengthened their squad this week by signing full back Hindrek Ojamaa and striker Sasa Jovovic. Ojamaa will be available for this match but Jovovic not yet as he played on Wednesday with AC Oulu. JJK will miss Benno Hanslian, Honar Abdi and Settyslas Loutelamio. With the signing of Ojamaa, Vielma can now be moved to play in the central defense which suits him better.

The teams met once this season with JJK holding VPS right until the end but VPS scored 3 goals in the last 10 minutes to win 1-4.

Starting line ups:
VPS: Meerits – Jurgenson, Koskimaa, Lahti – Engström, Voutilainen, Lähde, Sohna, Hakola – Morrissey, Vahtera
JJK: Marttinen – Tapaninen, Vielma, Nieminen, Ojamaa – Suoraniemi, Poutiainen Leppänen, Manninen – Etock, Kari

Prediction:

VPS to win but it will be close. HT/FT X/1