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Ykkönen 28 April: AC Kajaani vs AC Oulu

Ykkönen 28 April: AC Kajaani vs AC Oulu

AC Kajaani vs AC Oulu 17:00 Liikuntapuisto, Kajaani
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This is the opening game in the Ykkönen this season for both games. AC Kajaani is a newly promoted team who are widely expected to finnish bottom of league. They are though very capable of surprises and they are not as bad Gnistan was last season. If they can get some home wins, they might even avoid relegation. (Read our: Ykkönen Season preview). AC Oulu is one of the favourites for promotion again. Especially at home they are difficult to beat. We expect them to be in the mix for the promotion but just miss out of it.

AC Kajaani played really well in the Finnish Cup where they beat both PS Kemi and MuSa. In their other games they also showed good offense and they were well beaten only by Veikkausliiga team KuPS. AC Kajaani themselves have set some high targets as they plan to get into the Veikkausliiga. Their head coach has set their own targets as between 1-5 this season.

AC Oulu had a bit better Finnish Cup where they got through to the second stage where they lost to EIF. AC Oulu also beat PS Kemi and MuSa but also beat their opponents Kajaani and also drew with RoPS. Their only loss came to KuPS. AC Oulu head coach Mika Lähderinne has said that if AC Oulu wins this match, he will cycle back to Oulu from Kajaani.

Previous matches:

AC Oulu 1-0 AC Kajaani friendly
AC Kajaani 3-4 AC Oulu Cup

AC Kajaani team news:

Oulu team news:

They will miss key defender Heikkinen and Forward Gullsten from this match.

Starting Line ups:

Kajaani: Tuomarila – Sallila, Castaneda, Ruuskanen, Ferreira – Kahelin, Stephanus, Nuutinen, Florit – Ramirez, Ibiyomi
Oulu: Pennanen – Moore, Leppälä, Nurmos, Aallikko – Jair, Ramadingaye, Belov – Tahvanainen, Josue, Morin

Prediction:

Main pick both teams to score. AC Kajaani plays on a brand new artificial turf which should give them an advantage.