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Veikkausliiga 29 July: PS Kemi vs KuPS

Veikkausliiga 29 July: PS Kemi vs KuPS

PS Kemi vs KuPS 18:30 Sauvosaari, Kemi
Odds 6.95 – 4.65 – 1.44 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This match is very important for both teams. “Crisis team” PS Kemi is bottom of the league and needs points urgently. The good form that KuPS was on at the beginning of the season has slowly gone away and they have dropped to 6th position. They are currently four points from a Euro Cup place. The teams have met twice this season. In the Finnish Cup KuPS beat them 1-3 but in the Veikkausliiga PS Kemi surprised KuPS in Kuopio 2-3.

PS Kemi has lost several starting line up players recently. Goalkeeper Oskari Forsman was sold to FC Lahti. Kosta Manev moved to Vardar Skopje. Captain Julian Guevara was sold to FC Inter. Keaton Isaksson was sold to IFK Mariehamn and important central defender Aliyu Aboubakar´s contract was cancelled due to mutual agreement. They have now acquired several foreign players and taken some youth players from their academy but needless to say, they lack serious depth in the team.

The last six games for PS Kemi have given only a point and the direct survival is four points away. Even though there are still plenty of rounds to go, the new players need to hit the pitch running and play like a team if they wish to save themselves.

KuPS played two hard Europa League qualifier games against FC Copenhagen and going through was not far away. Immediately after these games, they lost to top form team VPS at home. The form KuPS is on right now is not the best as they have only gotten five points from their last six games. PS Kemi though will provide the best chance for them to get back to winning ways as KuPS is currently playing better away from home than at home. They have gotten 16 points from their ten away games so far this season.

Previous matches:

KuPS 2-3 PS Kemi (This season)
PS Kemi 1-3 KuPS (This season in the Cup)

PS Kemi team news:

They have all players available.

KuPS team news:

Tabi Manga and Reuben Gabriel are available.

Starting Line ups:

PS Kemi: Vilmunen – Esposito, Shevchenko, Somay, Heinolainen – Lipin, Kaljumäe, Imeri, Moilanen – Mäkelä, Demiri
KuPS: Virtanen – Murillo, Rexhepi, Pirttijoki, Toivomäki – Pennanen, Saxman – Savolainen, Niskanen, Karjalainen – Rangel

Prediction:

KuPS to win