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Veikkausliiga 25 April: VPS vs Ilves

Veikkausliiga 25 April: VPS vs Ilves

VPS vs Ilves 18:30 Elisa Stadion, Vaasa
Odds 2.40 – 3.05 – 2.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Here are two traditional teams who look back to getting to winning ways. VPS won their first match but then lost and drew. They are currently 5th. Ilves has so far beaten only KuPS and find themselves on 9th position with 3 points.

VPS drew 2-2 with IFK Mariehamn in their last game and they can feel disappointed with that. Their defense and goalkeeper made an error that allowed Mariehamn to equalize. VPS has changed quite a bit from last season but they seem to be stronger than last season. They have more options offensively so they are not so predictable anymore. As the team is still trying to gel better, the defense (and goalkeeping) can make mistakes. They should get better as the season progresses. This season VPS has some more depth so they can rotate players without having too many issues with the quality.

Ilves only has 3 points so far but it could have easily been also 9. Against HJK they led 0-1 for 75 minutes before an easily given penalty helped HJK win 3-1. They beat KuPS and against FC Lahti, they had many chances to score but failed to beat the goalkeeper Vasyutin. Ilves lost many players after last season but they seem to have replaced them quite well. They are still a good defensive team with some quality in midfield and offense. They do miss Baba Mensah who got injured just at the start of the season but Tanska and Miettunen at the back have been ok. Ilves has met 3 tough teams so far so their performances will get better.

Previous matches:

VPS 1-1 Ilves
Ilves 0-0 VPS
VPS 0-2 Ilves

VPS team news:

VPS has gotten a couple of knocks in their last game and as they play HJK on Sunday they might rotate players here.

Ilves team news:

They will miss only long term injured Baba Mensah and Ilari Mettälä.

Starting Line ups:

VPS:  Meerits – David, Ciss, Lahti, Engström – Laatikainen, Strandvall, Lähde, Jama – Gueye, Sarr
Ilves: Hilander – Rannankari, Miettunen, Tomas, Ojala – Onduku, Thiaw – Siira, Haarala, Ba – Noubissi

Prediction:

This should be a low scoring game so under 2.5 goals. Ilves can also take something so Ilves Draw no bet.