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Veikkausliiga 7 October: KuPS vs Ilves preview

Veikkausliiga 7 October: KuPS vs Ilves preview

KuPS vs Ilves 17:00 Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
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This is the top match of the round as KuPS (3rd) and Ilves (5th) who are both level on points meet in Kuopio. Both are chasing for a Euro Cup place for next season so neither will want to lose this match. A draw will not be good as FC Honka is also in the mix.

KuPS is in a good form at the moment as they have lost only one match in their last nine games and that was against league leaders HJK. They are 6-5-4 at home this season. They have had defensive problems at home as they are yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

Ilves form is pretty good also as from their last 10 games they have gotten six wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. They have won their last four away games. They have defensive problems in their away games also as they have only kept two clean sheets on the road this season. Ilves has been KuPS´s bogie team as when Ilves got promoted to the Veikkausliiga in 2015, they beat KuPS 10 times in a row but this streak ended in their last games where KuPS beat Ilves 3-1 in Kuopio.

Previous matches:

KuPS 3-1 Ilves (This season)
Ilves 2-1 KuPS (This season)
Highlights from their last matches – Click here.

KuPS team news:

Ilves team news:

Baba Mensah and Tiemko Fofana are injured. Tuomas Rannankari is also out. Naatan Skyttä is with the youth team and Niklas Jokelainen is with JJK this weekend.

Starting Line ups:

KuPS: Virtanen – Toivomäki, Tabi Manga, Pirttijoki, Murillo – Saxman, Ayarna – Pennanen, Purje, Niskanen – Rangel
Ilves: Hilander – Haukioja, Miettunen, Tomas, Aspegren – Ojala, Issa – Mettälä, Ala-Myllymäki, Järvinen – Tamminen

Prediction:

Both teams to score and home win.