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Veikkausliiga 27 May: JJK vs Ilves

Veikkausliiga 27 May: JJK vs Ilves

JJK vs Ilves 17:00 Harjun stadion, Jyväskylä
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Bottom club JJK is still looking for their first win of the season. They have only managed to get 2 points from their opening 8 games and it does not look good for them. They fight, but errors in defense cost their team too much. At this level, those mistakes will lead into goals and as their offense is not good enough to score multiple goals in a game on a regular basis, it becomes difficult.

Ilves has been predicted to be in the Top-3 this season. That is why it was like a mini-crisis for them after they lost 2 games in a row. That crisis was wiped away with a solid 0-2 win against VPS who were on a 6-game unbeaten streak. The good news also in that game was that their “player of the season last year” Tendeng scored. They will hope that goal will lift his game as he has not been at the same level as last season. Despite their offense being stronger this season, the goalscoring is still a problem. They average 1.1 goals per game which is not enough for a top team.

The teams met in the Finnish cup earlier this year with Ilves winning 0-1.

Starting line ups:
JJK: Pyhäranta – Gustavsson, Nieminen, Vielma – Abdi, Kari, Poutiainen, Petrescu, Suoraniemi – Etock, Abahassine
Ilves: Hilander – Aspegren, Tanska, Miettunen, Hynynen – Ayarna, Siira – Rahimi, Tendeng, Järvinen – Tuco

Prediction:

Ilves to win to nil. JJK without their best striker Elias Ahde. Against a good Ilves defense, they can struggle to score. Ilves wont let them get too many counter attacks.