UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 4 June: KuPS vs IFK Mariehamn - Pick won - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 4 June: KuPS vs IFK Mariehamn – Pick won

Veikkausliiga 4 June: KuPS vs IFK Mariehamn

KuPS vs IFK Mariehamn 18:30 Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
Odds 2.01 – 3.15 – 3.60 – Bet NOW at RedKings

KuPS were predicted to be fighting for Euro Cup places this season and they have not disappointed. They are 4th at the moment but a win here would move them to 2nd place. They are now on a 6 game unbeaten run (4-2-0) and looking good. They do not win games with a big margin but it is enough when the defense holds. They have kept now 2 clean sheets in a row.

Reigning Champions IFK Mariehamn have struggled a bit in the start of the season but they did manage to beat RoPS in the last game which lifted them up a bit. They are now 6th with 14 points from 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. Their problem has been scoring goals. They have scored 15 which is a good number but 8 of those have come against JJK and PS Kemi who at those points had a very weak defense. Also defensively they have not been as solid as last season with already 13 goals conceded.

Last season KuPS beat IFK Mariehamn in all 3 games.

Starting line ups:
KuPS: Virtanen – Sorsa, Egwuekwe, Boxall, Rannankari – Saxman, Reuben – Savolainen, Nissilä, Purje – Salami
Mariehamn: Vaikla – Friberg Da Cruz, Lyyski, Kojola, Granlund – Ekhalie, Petrovic, Sparrdal Mantilla, Span – Sellin – Kangaskolkka

Prediction:

With all things considered, this looks like a low scoring game with a draw very likely option. However we will go with a both teams to score option as our initial pick.