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Veikkausliiga 8 April: PS Kemi vs HIFK

Veikkausliiga 8 April: PS Kemi vs HIFK

PS Kemi vs HIFK 16:00 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 3.10 – 3.05 – 2.27 – Bet NOW at RedKings

The location for this match was changed very late as the Kemi home pitch was not in good enough condition to play. Thus they will play this match in Rovaniemi and won´t most likely have too many spectators at the stands.

This is a match between two teams that are expected to fight to avoid relegation this season. PS Kemi has changed almost their whole team and are still getting new players. To make matters worse, their captain Ryan Gilligan, last season was released just a week ago from his contract. He was one one of their more experienced players in the team. Their other central midfielder Matias Ojala is also missing from this match so it does not look good. The defense has not played much together and neither is the midfield. They are unable to create offensive chances and the team will make many mistakes. Valencic and Nurmos are doubts.

If it would be any other team than HIFK, this should be an easy away win. HIFK has also had an awful pre-season. They have won only once in the pre-season, drawing 2 and losing 6. They have not been able to find their form yet. They have a new central defense and it is not as strong as last season. From this match they will most likely miss only P. Kuusijärvi.

Starting line ups:
PS Kemi: Forsman – Mansally, Kaljumäe, Laitinen, Aubrey – Gullsten, Guevara, Heidari, Valencic – Aalto, Karjalainen
HIFK: Maanoja – Vesala, A Lody, Raimi, Hänninen – Anyamele, Gela, Halme, Terävä – Sihvola, Mäkelä

Prediction:

Initial pick here is under 2.5 goals. HIFK win would have been close but Mika Väyrynen does not play and that is a big loss to their midfield. On PS Kemi side they start with Guevara who just signed a couple of days ago. He also comes from Maltese 2nd division so not sure how much he can improve the team.