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Veikkausliiga 9 August: PS Kemi vs Ilves

Veikkausliiga 9 August: PS Kemi vs Ilves

PS Kemi vs Ilves 18:30 Sauvosaari, Kemi
Odds 3.30 – 3.10 – 2.15 – Bet NOW at RedKings

PS Kemi is currently 9th with 23 points. They have a 9 point cushion to the relegation places but at the same time they are 9 points behind from a Top-3 position. Ilves is 5th at the moment with 30 points but with a win here, they would would into the Top-3.

PS Kemi sold their best player Valencic to HJK but his replacements have been really good. Estonian Sergei Mosnikov has been excellent in this playing system and is constantly providing for the strikers. Also their loaned player Albion Ademi from FC Inter has been excellent. After losses to in-form Lahti, KuPS and HJK, they have improved considerably by first defeating FC Inter and then almost taking all 3 points against VPS away. Only a goal at the end for VPS prevented them from victory with the match ending 3-3. They play nice attacking football and they are playing with confidence. PS Kemi has all players available, including new signing Kevin Tano. PS Kemi started the season on an alternative pitch in Kemi but after they moved to Sauvosaari, they have not lost a game at home.

Ilves is unbeaten in their last 6 matches but 4 of those games ended in a draw. In their last match, they beat JJK 2-1 but had chances to score even more. It was their finishing that let them down there. In this tight league, those draws have allowed them to keep in touch with the Top-3 (with the exception of leaders HJK). Their goal is to make it to Europe so all points matter. Their playing style is to avoid risks and to try and take away their opponent´s biggest threats. This did not work the last time the teams met as PS Kemi won 2-4 in Tampere. Ilves normally concedes very few goals (3rd best in the league) so conceding 4 in that game was very unlikely of them. Their biggest problems have been in scoring goals as only JJK and HIFK have scored fewer goals than Ilves. Ilves will miss from this game Antti Hynynen, Jani Tanska and Antti Koskinen.

Last season both teams won once and one match ended in a draw. Ilves has never played at Sauvosaari pitch before as last season PS Kemi´s home match was played at Oulu.

Starting line ups:
Kemi: Forsman – Ojala, Laitinen, David, Mansally – Kaljumäe, Guevara – Ademi, Mosnikov, Karjalainen – Ceesay
Ilves: Hilander – Penninkangas, Mensah, Miettunen, Aspegren – Ayarna, Siira – Agyiri, Ala-Myllymäki, Järvinen – Tuco


The value is with the home team as they are in form and playing with confidence. Ilves struggles to score goals so if PS Kemi can score a couple, then Ilves might be in trouple. PS Kemi double chance and with a riskier bet PS Kemi over 1.5 goals.