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Veikkausliiga 8 September: KuPS vs SJK

Veikkausliiga 8 September: KuPS vs SJK

KuPS vs SJK 18:30 Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
Odds 1.85 – 3.30 – 3.80– Bet NOW at RedKings

KuPS is currently 4th but can move up to 3rd with a win here. SJK is only 1 point behind KuPS on 5th position.

KuPS has lost their last two away games but at home they are in hot form. Out of their last 5 home games they have won 4 and drawn 1. In those 5 home games they scored 11 goals and conceded only 3 keeping 3 clean sheets. They have a good balance in their squad and many options to each position so they are in good shape.  KuPS had several players with their national teams during the international break and with the next game already on Monday, some rotation is expected for this match. The only player who is missing is Solomon Duah who is injured.

SJK suffered a bad loss to bottom club JJK in their last match that they lost 0-4 at home. From that game though they were missing their first choice goalkeeper and key defensive midfielder Mehmet Hetemaj. Estonian international goalkeeper Aksalu will be back in goal but Hetemaj is still a doubt. SJK has been very inconsistent this season. Their big problem has been in scoring goals. Their 3rd head coach this season Roca got the SJK defense organized and they have been taking a lot of 1-0 wins but when the defense has not held up, they lose big like the 0-4 to JJK and 0-6 to HJK. SJK has scored only 25 goals this season with only bottom clubs HIFK and JJK scoring less (24 and 23 respectively). SJK also had several players with their national teams during the break so they are also expected to rotate a bit. They will still miss Richie Dorman, Sergi Arimany, Chema Antón and Matej Hradecky who are injured. The first 3 are close to returning though. Marc Vales is also a doubt after getting injured in the warm-up for Andorra.

KuPS has never beaten SJK in the league. Their only win came back in 2015 in the Finnish Cup. This season SJK beat them 1-0 in Seinäjoki and in Kuopio the points were shared 1-1.

Starting line ups:
KuPS: Virtanen – Sorsa, Coulibaly, Boxall, Nissinen – Reuben, Saxman – Mäkelä, Pennanen, Nissilä – Salami
SJK: Aksalu – Hurme, Mero, Hatakka, Bardanca, Tahvanainen – Klinga, Laaksonen, Sheppard – Ions, Hambo


The value is definitely with the visitors. SJK double chance X2 is our main pick.