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Veikkausliiga 27 September: SJK vs Ilves

Veikkausliiga 27 September: SJK vs Ilves

SJK vs Ilves 19:30 OmaSp Stadion, Seinäjoki
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This is a big game for the Euro Cup places. Ilves is 4th with 42 points holding the last spot by 1 point difference to SJK who are 5th. KuPS and FC Lahti are 2nd and 3rd with 46 points but they have played 1 game more.

SJK comes into this match having lost the Finnish Cup Final on Saturday to HJK and with that a guaranteed place for Europe. There are now 5 teams fighting for 3 positions and SJK will want to be one of those. Their form has improved after they changed their head coach again and come into this match having won their last two games.  They struggled early on with their home games but in their last 6 home matches they have won 4 and lost 2. The biggest problem they have had this season has been in scoring goals but they have scored 6 goals in their last 3 matches so this is also improving. SJK will miss from this match defensive midfielder Obed Malolo who is suspended and defender Richie Dorman who got injured in the Cup Final. Long term injured Matej Hradecky is also out.

Ilves was on a 12 match unbeaten streak which ended in the last round when HJK beat them 1-4 in Tampere. That match was 11 days ago so they have been able to prepare themselves for this match a lot longer than their opponent. Ilves knows SJK very well as their squad is filled with former SJK players. Maybe because of this they have beaten SJK already twice this season. They are a decent away team with a 4-6-3 record however their last 5 away matches have ended in a draw. Ilves will miss Emile Paul Tendeng and Antti Hynynen from this match. All others are available.

Ilves has won both matches this season; 1-0 in Tampere and 1-2 in Seinäjoki.

Starting line ups:
SJK: Aksalu – Sundman, Mero, Hatakka, Hurme – Laksonen, Hetemaj – Sarajärvi, Klinga, Zeneli – Arimany
Ilves: Hilander – Penninkangas, Tanska, Mensah – Aspegren, Ayarna, Siira, Rahimi, Tamminen – Noubissi, Tuco

Prediction:

High probability for a draw here. So small stake bet on that.