UA-52481335-1 Ykkönen 19 July: AC Oulu vs OPS - Football Finland

Ykkönen 19 July: AC Oulu vs OPS

Ykkönen 19 July: AC Oulu vs OPS

AC Oulu vs OPS 18:30 Raatin Stadion, Oulu
Odds 1.55 – 4.15 – 4.75 – Bet NOW at RedKings

The 2nd Oulu Derby this season in the league. OPS surprised everyone in the first one by beating AC Oulu 1-0. Now AC Oulu is 4th with 19 points and OPS is 5th just 2 points behind. AC Oulu is already 8 points behind the promotional positions but they have played 1 game less.

Both teams play in the same stadium so the pitch itself does not give much of an advantage but as this is an AC Oulu home game, there will be a lot more fans in the stadium.  AC Oulu is considered as a team for the whole Oulu and OPS is more a team known from their manager Miika Juntunen. This is why AC Oulu has more fans. AC Oulu struggled early in the season to score goals but now that the pitches are in better condition, their style of play works better. They are undefeated in their last 5 games (2W 3D) and they have scored 13 goals in those games. The match that they won against EIF, has to be replayed so points made on that do not count. For this game, they got a new loan player as Aleksis Lehtonen from Ilves will play 4 games for them. The 19 year old striker knows this league as 2 seasons ago as a 17 year old, he scored 7 goals in 24 games for JJK. Markus Heikkinen and Martin Glavas are doubts for this match.

OPS has a lot of good players but it has taken them a while to start operating well as a team. They have conceded 22 goals which is the 3rd highest in the league but in their last 3 games, their defense has been playing a bit better. In their last match they lost at home to EIF but their Argentine defender Pavez was sent off on the 52nd minute and they conceded 2 late goals to lose that match. For this match, they will get back Ouattara who returns from suspension. Captain Juntunen is also a doubt for this match.

Prediction:

AC Oulu is the big favourite here so our main pick is -1AH for them.