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Veikkausliiga 5 August: Ilves vs JJK

Veikkausliiga 5 August: Ilves vs JJK

Ilves vs JJK 17:00 Tammelan Stadion, Tampere
Odds 1.35 – 4.33 – 7.50 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Ilves is currently 7th with 27 points. With the league being tight, they are only 4 points from at Top-3 position. JJK is till bottom of the league with only one win. They are boosted by a couple of good draws in their previous games and also with their 2 new signings; Ojamaa and Jovovic. Their only win came against Ilves so the home team will want some revenge.

Ilves went the whole July without a loss, but only one of their 5 games ended in a win. In their last game, their defense worked really well against VPS but offensively they need to improve. To boost their offense, they will finally get back their play maker Tendeng from injury to this match. They will want to improve their home record though as they are far behind on what they did at home last season. Their current record stands 3-3-3. Ilves will get back Tendeng for this match, but they will still miss Captain Antti Hynynen, Antti Koskinen and Tariq Kazi. Center back Jani Tanska is a doubt.

JJK was close to beating RoPS in their last match as RoPS equalized with about 10 minutes to go. Before that, they drew with VPS, coming back after 1-0 behind at half time. Those results showed that they are capable of playing in this league and can challenge any team. They are still without a win in their away games with a 0-4-6 record. They might not be able to get themselves to 10th position as they are already 13 points behind RoPS. However they are only 5 points behind HIFK for the relegation playout position with a game in hand.

Starting line ups:
Ilves: Hilander – Aspegren, Mensah, Miettunen, Penninkangas – Ayarna, Siira – Ala-Myllymäki, Agyiri, Järvinen – Tuco
JJK: Marttinen – Abdi, Nieminen, Vielma, Ojamaa – Kari, Poutiainen, Leppänen, Manninen – Etock, Jovovic

Prediction:

Ilves might be too strong for JJK but their odds are too low. Initial pick is +1.5AH for JJK as they have the motivation and confidence to make this into a good fight.