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Veikkausliiga 29 April: PS Kemi vs IFK Mariehamn

Veikkausliiga 29 April: PS Kemi vs IFK Mariehamn

PS Kemi vs IFK Mariehamn 17:00 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 3.20 – 3.20 – 2.14 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This match is played on neutral ground in Rovaniemi as the Kemi stadium pitch is not in proper condition.

This can be considered already a relegation fight. No one expected IFK Mariehamn to struggle as much as they have but no one doubted PS Kemi to have difficulties. This is only the 4th match for PS Kemi who won their opening match but have since lost easily to FC Inter and RoPS. IFK Mariehamn has already played 4 matches and only have 1 point to  show for it.

PS Kemi always builds their team late but they somehow manage to find the right squad and they save themselves. They rely heavily on the points they earn at the start of the season as in Autumn they seem to run out of steam. Eventually this should catch up to them but no idea if this will happen yet. They play nice attacking football but their success is based if they got the right players. They are a counter attacking team especially away from home. It worked against SJK where they kept their defense low and managed to get that one goal. It did not work against Inter or RoPS. When they open up their game, they struggle. This might happen here as well against a defensive IFK Mariehamn side.

The 2015 champions have had a really bad start to the season. Last season they were one of the best home teams in the league but this season they have already played 3 times at home losing 2 and only gotten 1 draw. The change to the team from last season has been too big. The same problem of scoring is evident as Kangaskolkka is far too alone up front. The midfield does not help him enough. You could already say that they have a mini crisis going on.

Previous matches:

MIFK 3-2 Kemi
Kemi 3-0 MIFK
MIFK 3-0 Kemi

Kemi team news:

Kemi will be without Jorginho and Aleksi Isomäki who are both injured.

MIFK team news:

They will miss Philip Mantilla and Gabriel Petrovic.

Starting Line ups:

Kemi: Forsman – Manev, Kaljumäe,Abubakr, Mombilo – Isaksson, Vidjeskog, Guevara, Tano – Mäkelä, Araba
MIFK: Nordqvist – Murnane, Tatomirovic, Kojola, Mattson – Silverholt, Ekhalie, Maripuu, Åsbrink – Sid, Kangaskolkka

Prediction:

The odds for the home side are better as MIFK is not a good away team. PS Kemi to win.