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Veikkausliiga 31 May: JJK vs KuPS – Pick lost

Veikkausliiga 31 May: JJK vs KuPS

JJK vs KuPS 18:30 Harjun stadion, Jyväskylä
Odds 5.00 – 3.60 – 1.58 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a derby game called the “Derby of the Finnish lake region” (Järvi-Suomen Derby). This is the closest away game for KuPS as the distance between the cities is only 147 kilometers.

JJK is still bottom of the league but during the weekend they got their first win of the season as they beat Ilves 3-1 at home. Prior to that they managed to get only 2 points from their opening 8 games. Their defense is still bad as they have conceded 21 goals which is by far the most of all the teams in the league. With Gael Etock up front though, their offense now has a striker who could actually score some goals. JJK has no new injuries but striker Elias Ahde returned to SJK from his loan.

KuPS is the hottest team at the moment with 4 wins and 1 draw from their last 5 games. They left it late to beat RoPS in the last round but they did thanks to a Ats Purje header. They still play with a narrow squad as they have not been able to rotate their players much but as their main striker Salami was suspended in the last game, they will get him back to this match fresh. All players are available in this match. They do not win games with a big margin. Their only multiple goals win was against PS Kemi when they beat them 1-4. All other wins have come with 1 goal.

The teams met in the Finnish Cup this season with KuPS winning 9-1. You should not take too much into this result as it was the first competitive game of the season and JJK did not even have most of their players playing yet.

Starting line ups:
JJK: Pyhäranta – Tapaninen, Nieminen, Vielma, Gustavsson – Kari, Suoraniemi, Manninen, Petrescu – Tahvanainen, Etock
KuPS: Virtanen – Rannankari, Boxall, Egwuekwe, Sorsa – Gabriel, Saxman – Niskanen, Nissilä, Savolainen – Salami

Prediction:

Away win with both teams to score. Possibly 1-2, 1-3