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Ykkönen 5 May: AC Kajaani vs FC KTP

Ykkönen 5 May: AC Kajaani vs FC KTP

AC Kajaani vs FC KTP 17:00 Liikuntapuisto, Kajaani
Odds 2.09 – 3.30 – 3.05 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is repeat of the Kakkonen promotion playoff match from last season. AC Kajaani knocked out KTP in there but KTP also got promoted as OPS failed to get their license. AC Kajaani started their season with a home win against Oulu. KTP lost away from home to EIF.

AC Kajaani was expected to be the main relegation candidate this season as their playing squad has not had that much quality added into it. They have kept the core group that won promotion last season and most pundits did not feel it would be enough in Ykkönen. However Kajaani themselves think they can be in the top-5. Maybe even win promotion. So far they have a perfect start so who knows. At home they are always strong as many teams will have to travel which gives the home side an advantage. They have a squad with many foreign players. If they can keep them fit all season, then they have a chance to avoid relegation.

FC KTP got the decision quite late that they would be promoted. After that they have gotten several new players who have Ykkönen quality so many rank them higher than Kajaani. They also have more depth now than what they had the last time they played at this level so their chances of survival are much better. KTP was unlucky in their loss to EIF. The only goal came after a slip from their defender which allowed EIF an easy goal. KTP themselves had several chances but at least until now they could not hit the net.

Previous matches:

Kajaani 3-2 KTP 2017 promotion playoffs
KTP 1-3 Kajaani 2017 promotion playoffs

Kajaani team news:

 

KTP team news:

 

Starting Line ups:

Kajaani: Tuomarila – Sallila, Castaneda, Ruuskanen, Ferreira – Kahelin, Stephanus, Nuutinen, Florit – Ramirez, Lasso
KTP: Koski – Coubronne, Manel, Watson-siriboe, Dolivo – Lindfors, James, De mello – Pahkasalo, Lehtonen, Silva

Prediction:

KTP should be the better team so they have a chance here. KTP draw no bet is the main pick.