UA-52481335-1 Ykkönen 18 August: OPS vs FF Jaro - Football Finland

Ykkönen 18 August: OPS vs FF Jaro

Ykkönen 18 August: OPS vs FF Jaro

OPS vs FF Jaro 18:30 Raatin Stadion, Oulu
Odds 4.20 – 3.60 – 1.74 – Bet NOW at RedKings

8th placed OPS is looking for their first win 6 games against FF Jaro, who are just above them 3 points ahead. The teas have met twice this season already and both times in Pietarsaari. OPS won the first match 2-3 despite Jaro leading 2-0 at half time. Jaro then won the second match 2-1.

OPS has not won in 6 games but in the last three rounds they have faced all the leading teams TPS and Honka away from home, and KPV at home. They can match any team in the league but they lack of organized football and they make too many mistakes to be taken seriously as a top half team. They are now only 6 points ahead of the relegation positions and with Gnistan improving considerably, they are right to worry. This is therefore an important match to them. OPS has tried to improve their squad and especially their defense by bringing in their former players Alex Arinze and Leandro Costa but that did not help in the last round as KPV were 0-3 easy winners. Trindade returns to the line-up after suspension.

For the first time this season FF Jaro has won 2 matches in a row. Better yet, they have not conceded a goal in their last 3 matches after they drew with Haka 0-0, beat AC Oulu at this very stadium 0-4 and beat Gnistan 2-0 at home. Jaro will still miss Papa Niang, Joni Remesaho, Joakim Häggblom and Kevin Peth who are injured. Markus Kronholm has also had some minor injuries and will miss this match.

Prediction:

Jaro has improved a lot so away win with both teams to score.