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Veikkausliiga 27 October: IFK Mariehamn vs KuPS preview

Veikkausliiga 27 October: IFK Mariehamn vs KuPS preview

IFK Mariehamn vs KuPS 15:00 Wiklöf Holding Arena, Mariehamn
Odds 4.33 – 3.60 – 1.71 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the only match during this round where both teams have a huge stake. IFK Mariehamn is two points ahead of TPS for the relegation playout spot and if TPS wins their game against HJK, then IFK needs to win their own game as TPS has much better goal difference. KuPS needs to get as many points from this game as Honka will get from their game against VPS to secure 3rd position and a place in Europe for next season. KuPS has a two goal better goal difference so they also have to make sure that Honka is not able to swing the goal difference 3 goals in their favour.

Mariehamn had a chance to secure their Veikkausliiga spot already in their last game against bottom club PS Kemi, but an early red card for defender Coulibaly made it difficult and in the end they lost 2-0. That just continued their bad away form this season. At home they have played better as they have gotten four wins and two draws from their last 8 home games. KuPS though has been an obstacle that they have not been able to solve this season as KuPS has won both games so far. 4-1 at home and 1-2 on the island.

Previous matches (This season):

KuPS 4-1 IFKM
IFKM 1-2 KuPS

IFKM team news:

They will miss at least on loan KuPS defender Coulibaly due to red card.

KuPS team news:

 

Starting Line ups:

IFKM: Levchenko – Sparrdal Mantilla, Kojola, Tatomirovic, Murnane – Ekhalie, Nazari, Petrovic, Sid – Kangaskolkka, Silverholt
KuPS: Virtanen – Murillo, Pirttijoki, Tabi Manga, Toivomäki – Ayarna, Saxman – Pennanen, Niskanen, Karjalainen – Rangel

Prediction:

Over 2.5 goals.