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Veikkausliiga 29 July: Ilves vs VPS

Veikkausliiga 29 July: Ilves vs VPS

Ilves vs VPS 17:00 Tammelan Stadion, Tampere
Odds 2.33 – 2.90 – 3.15 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Ilves is currently 6th and 5 points behind VPS who is 2nd. Ilves comes into this match as 4 games unbeaten (1W 3D). VPS has already played 9 games without a loss in the league (4W 5D). In fact their last loss came to Ilves at home 0-2.

Ilves has been inconsistent this season and have played below the expectations. For some reason their defense and their home form have let them down. Also offensively they have scored only 19 goals which is the 10th worst in the league. For this game they will miss their Captain Hynynen and Tarik Kazi. Key play maker Tendeng is still a doubt but their new signing, central defender Baba Mensah is eligible and might start.

VPS has been clearly the strongest team in Finland after HJK. They played in the Europa League qualifiers 4 matches where they won 3 matches, twice against Olimpija and once against Brondby. That was not enough though to get them through. Despite this, they left a good impression about themselves as their ball control playing style is becoming very effective. They do not shoot too many times but when they do, it is from a good position. Every 5th shot goes into the net. In their last game they drew with bottom club JJK but they rotated their players a bit in that match. Now they are better rested to face Ilves. They will still miss Laatikainen and Lampi from this match.

Ilves won the first match this season (0-2 in Vaasa). Last season, both teams won once and once the match ended in a draw.

Starting line ups:
Ilves: Hilander – Aspegren, Mensah, Miettunen, Penninkangas – Tamminen, Rahimi, Ala-Myllymäki,Ayarna, Järvinen – Tuco
VPS: Meerits – Viitikko, Lahti, Koskimaa, Engström – Voutilainen, Strandvall, Lähde, Levänen – Vahtera, Clennon


Under 2.5 goals with VPS draw no bet.