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Veikkausliiga 30 July: TPS vs Ilves

Veikkausliiga 30 July: TPS vs Ilves

TPS vs Ilves 18:30 Veritas Stadion, Turku
Odds 2.90 – 2.90 – 2.39 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Both teams need points from this match. TPS has dropped back to the relegations zone and Ilves is dropping from contention to the Euro Cup places. They are already six points from the 3rd position so the need for points is big. TPS is currently 11th and Ilves is 7th. The teams have met once this season with Ilves winning 2-0 at home.

TPS has had problems with scoring goals all season. Especially at home they have managed to score only seven goals in nine games. Out of these, three came against a weak PS Kemi side in their last home match (3-2 win). TPS is capable of played tight games, but the fact that they cannot score is keeping them from turning tight games into wins or even draws. It does not seem that this would change anytime soon as they cannot really afford to get quality players.

Ilves managed to end their small losing streak in the last round with a 2-0 win over PS Kemi. Ilves rotated their players a lot in that game and started with several youth players so because of this, the win was more impressive. At home they have been really good and they are still undefeated at the Tammelan stadion. Away from home is a different story. From ten away games, they have lost six and only earned 10 points. The defense especially away from home has been weak as out of the 22 goals they have conceded all season, 19 have come from their away games. That is nearly 2 goals per game in average. .

For this match, both teams have several defensive players out.

Previous matches:

Ilves 2-0 TPS (This season)

TPS team news:

TPS will miss midfielder Ben McKendry and central defender Miro Tenho and Rasmus Holma. Juri Kinnunen returns to line-up though.

Ilves team news:

Ilves will be without centra defenders Jani Tanska, Tatu Miettinen and Baba Mensah. Eero Tamminen is sick and Niklas Jokelainen is having a trial at SPAL. Issa Thiaw is a doubt.

Starting Line ups:

TPS: Viscosi – Rähmönen, Friberg, Schultz, Kinnunen – Blomqvist, Peräaho – Jakonen, Valakari, Sjöroos – Ääritalo
Ilves: Hilander – Haukioja, Almen, Tomas, Kazi – Järvinen, Siira – Ojala, Ala-Myllymäki, Fofana – Noubissi

Prediction:

Both teams to score.