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Veikkausliiga 25 April: IFK Mariehamn vs KuPS

Veikkausliiga 25 April: IFK Mariehamn vs KuPS

IFK Mariehamn vs KuPS 19:00 Wiklöf Holding Arena, Mariehamn
Odds 3.10 – 3.15 – 2.22 – Bet NOW at RedKings

The home side and KuPS have both underperformed at the beginning of the season. IFK Mariehamn only got their first point in their last home game against VPS in the last match. Even that was a bit of luck as VPS was the better team. KuPS was the biggest challenger for the title for HJK but they only got their first win this season in their last game. That win was away from home against HJK so that has boosted their confidence a lot.

This will be already the 3rd home game for IFK Mariehamn this season. They were give so many home matches already in April as the WHA is the one of the few places in Finland where you can play at this time. Even though you can play, the pitch resembles more a potato field than a football field and maybe that affects the home team more. Mariehamn has changed a lot from last season so it takes a bit longer for them to get to their level. Still only 1 point from 3 games is disappointing.

KuPS had a good pre-season. They won their group in the Finnish Cup and only got knocked out by HJK away from home. The team looked to be ready but it took them 4 games before they got their first win. They have really been missing their defensive midfielder Ruben Gabriel. Without him ahead of the defense, they looked fragile. Against HJK, KuPS changed their tactics to accomodate him missing the match. This worked and KuPS now has more options. KuPS is still a very good team whose biggest weakness now is in scoring goals. They lack a striker who can score 10-15 goals.

Previous matches:

KuPS 2-1 IFK Mariehamn
IFK Mariehamn 2-1 KuPS
KuPS 1-2 IFK Mariehamn

IFK Mariehamn team news:

 

KuPS team news:

They will miss Jiri Nissinen and Rasmus Karjalainen who both got injured in the last match.

Starting Line ups:

MIFK:  Nordqvist – Mäenpää, Kojola, Tatomirovic, Murnane -Ekhalie, Mäkinen, Mattsson, Maripuu – Sid, Kangaskolkka
KuPS:  Virtanen – Murillo, Toivomäki, Rexhepi, Coulibaly – Saxman, Pennanen – Niskanen, El Said, Savolainen – Purje

Prediction:

Difficult match but KuPS is the better team so away win.