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Ykkönen 28 May: Gnistan vs EIF

Ykkönen 28 May: Gnistan vs EIF

Gnistan vs EIF 17:00 Musta Pekka Areena, Helsinki
Odds 2.80 – 3.20 – 2.35 – Bet NOW at RedKings

It is a return home for Gnistan after starting the season playing their home games at the Telia 5G Arena. Now they return to their normal Musta Pekka Areena. They are also still looking for their first win of the season. They have 2 points from their opening 5 games. The draws have come away against OPS and KPV. They have had a lot of injuries but the fact is that they play with a small budget and were always expected after winning promotion to Ykkönen to fight to avoid relegation. Their biggest problem is scoring goals as they have scored only twice in their opening 5 games.

EIF started their season with losses but their home match against Honka showed that they have improved despite losing that game. That performance led into a comprehensive 4-0 win over OPS. They are thus 7th with 3 points from their opening 4 games. That win over OPS cost them though as Riku Heinonen and Jonathan Jäntti both got injured in the game. The good news is that Paul Akouokou returns from injury.

Starting line ups:
Gnistan: Kollar – Aaltonen, Kaukomaa, Hyökyvirta – Selander, Fortunato, Heimonen, Akbar, Tirkkonen – Koskinen, Ulmanen
EIF: Aaltonen – Ekström, Akpini, Geffrard, Camara – Doumbia, Sid, Sevon, Heinonen, Aalto – De Bona

Prediction:

There should be goals in this game. Gnistan will get a lift in playing at their home stadium again but EIF also is on form so over 2.5 goals with 1.81 is the initial pick.