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Veikkausliiga 29 April: KuPS 0-1 Ilves

Veikkausliiga 29 April: KuPS 0-1 Ilves


KuPS 0-1 Ilves 16:00 Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
Odds 2.20 – 3.05 – 3.20 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is another big game between two teams expected to be fighting for Euro Cup places at the end of the season. KuPS started their season with an away loss to HJK (2-0). After this they beat FC Inter at home (2-1) and then drew away with VPS (2-2). Ilves started their season with a 1-1 home draw with FC Lahti. They then beat SJK away (1-2), but in their last match they had a surprising 0-2 home loss to RoPS.

The teams have met once this season already in the Finnish Cup with Ilves winning at home 2-1 (indoors). Ilves has an excellent recent history against KuPS. Since Ilves was promoted to the Veikkausliiga at the beginning of the 2015 season, they have met 10 times in all competitions with Ilves winning 9 of them and 1 ending in a draw. Last season Ilves won both of the matches in Kuopio by a single goal.

You can read more about KuPS – HERE.

You can read more about Ilves – HERE.

Starting line ups:
KuPS: Virtanen – Sorsa, Egwuekwe, Boxall, Räsänen – Duah, Saxman – Savolainen, Nissilä, Purje – Salami
Ilves: Hilander – Aspegren, Tanska, Miettunen, Hynynen – Rahimi, Tendeng, Ayarna, Ala-Myllymäki, Siira – Hilska


Ilves has a great record against KuPS but you have to take into consideration that KuPS now has a different manager and a stronger team. The match will be tight though as Ilves needs to improve from last week. They will get back their main goalkeeper from suspension so that will already boost their hopes. In a tight match it can go 1 goal to either side so initial pick is Ilves draw no bet.