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Veikkausliiga 3 August: SJK vs VPS

Veikkausliiga 3 August: SJK vs VPS

SJK vs VPS 20:00 OmaSp Stadion, Seinäjoki
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This is a big and important Pohjanmaan Derby for both teams. SJK has lost their last three games and are on 9th position with 19 points. The team has had a lot of changes recently. In this transfer window they have acquired three new players; Shahdon Winchester, Peter Opiyo and Denys Oliynyk. At the same time they cancelled the contracts for striker Vahid Hambo (moved to RoPS) and midfielder Reuben Ayarna (moved to KuPS). The main idea with these moves was to increase the offensive power to the wings which could create more goalscoring chances. The team really needs goals as they have scored only 19 goals in their 21 games. This is the second lowest amount in the Veikkausliiga. SJK is 4-1-5 at home this season. Even though they have lost their last three games, their last five home games have been good with a 3-1-1 record.

VPS is the in-form team in the Veikkausliiga at the moment. They have four wins and a draw from their last five games and they have moved already to 3rd position and are really fighting for Euro Cup places. Their defense and offense have improved a lot since the beginning of the season and the ball possession playing style of Petri Vuorinen is starting to bare fruit. VPS has not gotten any new players but they have not had the need to either as they missed so many players due to injury in the beginning of the season so now that they are coming back, they feel like new players. VPS is 5-3-2 away from home and they have won their last three away games.

Previous matches:

SJK has dominated the previous meetings in this derby. In the Veikkausliiga, SJK has won 9 and VPS 3. Only once they have drawn and that was the first meeting between the teams this season.
VPS 1-1 SJK (This season)

SJK team news:

They will miss Dani Hatakka for sure. Billy Ions, Jesse Sarajärvi, Mehmet Hetemaj are all doubts. Jarkko Hurme returns for suspension.

VPS team news:

VPS will still miss Berkant Cuner, Elhadji Ciss and Aatu Kujanpää. Akseli Kalermo was loaned to AC Oulu. Aatu Laatikainen is still a doubt but they will get back their captain Sebastian Strandvall.

Starting Line ups:

SJK:
VPS:

Prediction:

SJK to win at home.