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Veikkausliiga 26 May: KuPS vs PS Kemi

Veikkausliiga 26 May: KuPS vs PS Kemi

KuPS vs PS Kemi 15:00 Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
Odds 1.18 – 6.00 – 11.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a match between the team that has scored the most amount of goals (KuPS – 21) and the team that has conceded the most amount of goals (PS Kemi – 21). KuPS is currently 2nd with 20 points from 11 games. PS Kemi is bottom of the table with 4 points from 9 games.

KuPS has been in really good form recently. They have won 4 of their last 5 games. Their biggest strength has been in scoring goals as in those 5 games they have scored 12 goals. Defensively they have not been that good as their only clean sheet of the season came in the last round in their 0-2 win over VPS. You can understand their problems in defense as they have missed most of the season their key defensive midfielder Ruben Gabriel (who is fit again) and their main goalkeeper Otso Virtanen. The players who they have though, have played well to replace them at least in scoring goals. The young Finnish striker Rasmus Karjalainen has been in really good form recently as he tops the goal scoring standings with 9 goals. Last season he scored 8 goals for PS Kemi in 32 games. Now he is already on 9 goals in 9 games.

PS Kemi has been in trouble all season. They won their opening match against SJK but have since then earned only 1 point in 8 games. Their defense has been awful and even though their offense has been ok, it has not been enough to cover the defensive mistakes. It has not been all bad though. They have played several tight games and in the Finnish Veikkausliiga the differences between the teams are not that big. PS Kemi is capable of surprise against any team in this league but they would need all the stars to align for that to happen.

Previous matches:

PS Kemi 1-3 KuPS (cup this season)

PS Kemi 1-3 KuPS (last season)
KuPS 3-0 PS Kemi (last season)
PS Kemi 1-4 KuPS (last season)

KuPS team news:

No new injuries or suspensions.

PS Kemi team news:

They will miss Julian Guevara.

Starting Line ups:

KuPS: Töyräs – Toivomäki, Coulibaly, Rexhepi, Murillo – Saxman, Gabriel – Nissilä, Pennanen, Niskanen – Karjalainen
Kemi: Vilmunen – Esposito, Shevchenko, Abubakr, Manev, Mombilo – Kaljumäe, Vanha, Isaksson – Tano, Mäkelä

Prediction:

Initial pick: KuPS to win with both teams to score