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Veikkausliiga 7 April: SJK vs PS Kemi

Veikkausliiga 7 April: SJK vs PS Kemi

SJK vs PS Kemi 17:00 OmaSp Arena, Seinäjoki
Odds 1.32 – 4.50 – 8.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the opening game for the team to the 2018 Veikkausliiga season. SJK finished 6th after a turmoil of a last season. They were not happy with that considering how much they invest each season. PS Kemi finished 10th which was a position that they were happy with. They have one of the smallest budgets each season and avoiding relegation is their goal each season.

SJK team news:

SJK starts this season with a new head coach and with plenty of new players. They have set their sights to be fighting for the title but it might still be a bit too big of a target. SJK has invested a lot into the future with many academy players, co-operation with a sports high school etc and sooner or late this will bear fruit. Even for this season the team looks strong but it has plenty of question marks starting with the new head coach Tommi Kautonen who comes after a successful period as a Finland U-21 head coach. His club career record though is not as good. Still if they get a good start, they should be fighting in the top half of the table. They got disappointed in the Cup where they lost in the quarter final to newly promoted FC Honka at home. Now they focus totally to the league.

PS Kemi team news:

This is yet another season where PS Kemi is the relegation candidate number 1. They have a low player budget, they constantly keep getting new players to build a team. They lack long term plans and they have to rely on the “foreign player lottery” to see if they can survive the season. In the previous two seasons, they have found some good players who they have then sold in August. First it was Billy Ions who they sold to SJK and then it was Filip Valencic who moved to HJK last season. Now it looks more difficult as they have had a poor pre-season. Their head coach Åhman looks to be searching for another miracle.

Starting Line ups:

SJK:
Kemi:

Prediction:

SJK is the big favourite but PS Kemi can be difficult to beat. PS Kemi +1.5AH is our pick.