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Ykkönen 7 September: OPS vs AC Oulu

Ykkönen 7 September: OPS vs AC Oulu

OPS vs AC Oulu 18:30 Raatin Stadion, Oulu
Odds 3.80 – 3.70 – 1.76– Bet NOW at RedKings

Its time for the Oulu Derby again. OPS is currently 8th with 21 points. They are 5 points ahead of the relegation zone with 6 matches remaining. AC Oulu is on 6th position with 29 points but they have played 1 game less. They are 10 points behind 2nd placed Esport Honka so promotion is very unlikely.

OPS was on a losing streak but its all about winning the right games and that is what they did in the last round. They hosted Gnistan who were 2 points behind them and if they lost, OPS would have dropped to the relegation zone. They won 3-1 and now have a bit of a cushion. Fighting for relegation was not what OPS manager Miika Juntunen wanted for the team this season but when you gather your team so close to the start of the season and just have so many new players, this is what you get. They have good individual players but lack organized team play. They have lost so many points for bad defensive errors this season. OPS will miss Augustine Jibrin from this match as he is suspended. Also they have loaned out Ouattara for AC Kajaani for the remainder of the season.

AC Oulu has lost their last two games and at the same time, they have lost their chance for promotion. They lost at home to FC Haka and then away to TPS. This also meant that AC Oulu will change their head coach at the end of the season as Rauno Ojanen will not continue after this season. AC Oulu has been much better all season that OPS but they will miss from this match long term injured Juuso Kemppainen and midfielder Jair. They will get back midfielder Matias Lindfors.

The teams have met twice this season with OPS winning the first match 1-0 but just a couple of weeks ago AC Oulu won 3-0.


AC Oulu is the better team so away win.