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Veikkausliiga 31 July: SJK vs KuPS

Veikkausliiga 31 July: SJK vs KuPS

SJK vs KuPS 19:30 OmaSp Stadion, Seinäjoki
Odds 2.30 – 3.10 – 3.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Both teams are in form at the moment. KuPS is undefeated in their last 3 games and are currently 4th. SJK has won their last 3 games and are 7th but only 2 points behind KuPS.

SJK comes into this match after beating JJK, PS Kemi and RoPS in their last 3 games. The performance has not been the best but it has been enough to beat those teams. SJK has not had the season they wanted but they are currently only 1 point behind from the same points tally that they had last season. In the end they climbed up to fight for the title so anything is still possible. A win here would move them closer to the Top-3 positions and this is what they want to do. From this game they will miss the long term injured Richie Dorman and Matej Hradecky. Billy Ions and Johannes Laaksonen have had small injuries and are doubts for this match.

KuPS made a great come back in their last game against FC lahti where they were 0-2 down only to get back in the end and draw 2-2. The team will be boosted for this match as they will finally get back their main striker Gbolohan Salami and winger Solomon Duah after their long suspensions. KuPS head coach Jani Honkavaara is actually from Seinäjoki and it was close that he was not going to be an assistant coach at SJK this season. KuPS offered the head coach position and he took it. Now he just renewed his contract and will stay with KuPS at least until the end of the 2018 season. KuPS has been stronger this season on their away games where they have lost only two times (4W 3D 2L). KuPS will only miss captain Sebastian Sorsa from this match. All others are available.

The teams met once this season in Kuopio with KuPS coming back on added time to draw 1-1. Last season SJK won both home games 1-0.

Starting line ups:
SJK: Aksalu – Hurme, Vales, Hatakka, Anton – Hetemaj, Bardanca – Zeneli, Klinga, Sheppard – Mboma
KuPS: Virtanen – Nissinen, Boxall, Egwuekwe, Coulibaly – Gabriel, Saxman – Niskanen, Pennanen, Nissilä – Purje

Prediction:

Under 2.25 goals. Difficult game to pick as it can go either way. This is a 50/50 match so KuPS should have value on a draw no bet, but we will skip the 1×2 here.