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Veikkausliiga 3 May: FC Inter vs Ilves

Veikkausliiga 3 May: FC Inter vs Ilves

FC Inter vs Ilves 18:30 Veritas Stadion, Turku
Odds 2.23 – 3.15 – 3.10 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This will be the 6th match for both teams and both have started their season similarly. One win, two draws and two losses from their opening 5 matches. Both are tipped to be in the top half this season so they have a lot to improve. Earlier this season Inter beat Ilves 2-0 in the Finnish Cup.

FC Inter has had problems with their defense. Their head coach Piccareta said he would fix the defensive problems the team had last season. He has played with a 3 man-defense but that has not been working. In each match (with the exception of the HJK game) they have conceded 2 goals. In their last match they changed to a 4-man defense which seemed to work better. If they play with a 4-man defense against Ilves, they will have a better chance to win. FC Inter offense works really well when they use Albion Ademi to break down defenses. If they play with both Källman and Furuholm on top, then they struggle to create chances.

Ilves has so far beaten only KuPS this season. Despite only that one win, they have not been playing bad. They have rotated their squad quite a bit to be ready for the tight schedule that Veikkausliiga holds.  This has been seen in their inability to keep a clean sheet this season. They have missed Baba Mensah in defense who got injured just before the start of the season. However the longer the season will go, the better they will play.

Previous matches (last season):

Inter 2-2 Ilves
Inter 1-1 Ilves
Ilves 0-2 Inter

Inter team news:

They will miss only Niko Markkula.

Ilves team news:

Ilves will miss the long term injured Baba Mensah and Ilari Mettälä. On top of these they will miss Matias Ojala. Eero Hyökyvirta is a doubt.

Starting Line ups:

Inter: Moisander – Varmanen, Mäntylä, Nyman, Penninkangas, Mäenpää – Sesar, Mansally, Ojala – Källman, Garcia
Ilves: Hilander – Aspegren, Miettunen, Tanska, Tomas, Järvinen – Thiaw, Ala-Myllymäki, Jokelainen – Onduku, Ali

Prediction:

With both teams having a bit of leaky defenses, both teams to score is the main pick.