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Veikkausliiga 26 May: Ilves vs TPS

Veikkausliiga 26 May: Ilves vs TPS

Ilves vs TPS 15:00 Tammelan Stadion, Tampere
Odds 1.96 – 3.10 – 3.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Ilves is getting back to form having won 3 out of their last 5 games. They have moved already to 5th place with 15 points from 10 games. Newly promoted TPS has only won one game this season and are on 11th position with 6 points from 9 games.

Ilves has finally gotten their defense sorted out and it is no wonder that it has improved their results. In their last 5 games, they have only conceded in their losing match against IFK Mariehamn. In the other 4 games they did not concede a goal and earned 10 points from 3 wins and a draw. They still have problems in scoring but at least in their last games, they have gotten some good counter attacking chances where they have scored. Their defense is their strength but you cannot trust that they can score too many goals just by counter attacking. They need more offensive options to be considered again a Top-3 team.

TPS is 11th and it was said at the start of the season that they would struggle. Despite the poor results, their performances have not been too bad. They do not have that much quality in their team and their biggest strength is to play as a team. However they can play defensively as a team or they can play offensively as a team. They have not found a way to do both at the same time. At home they have been good defensively losing to VPS and HJK only by 0-1 and then drawing 0-0 against RoPS and Honka. They just have not been able to score goals. Away from home, they have scored 2 goals in each of their games but at the same time they have conceded a total of 9 goals. Their performances at home and away are like night and day. With just a bit of luck, they can start turning these tight games into points. Hopefully for them, when they do, they are not too far down in the standings to save themselves.

Previous matches:

 

Ilves team news:

Ilves will be without Baba Mensah, Ilari Mettälä and Gomo Onduku.

TPS team news:

They will still miss Oskari Jakonen.

Starting Line ups:

Ilves: Hilander – Aspegren, Miettunen, Tomas, Rannankari – Ala-Myllymäki, Siira – Ojala, Järvinen, Tamminen – Noubissi
TPS: Viscosi – Rähmönen, Tenho, Holma, Kinnunen – Mckendry, Blomqvist – Ristola, Valakari, Virtanen – Milovic

Prediction:

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