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The Veikkausliiga clash at Savon Sanomat Areena on Thursday sees home side KuPS lock horns with FC Haka.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the KuPS v FC Haka game - as well as up-to-date odds.
KuPS will be wanting a better result here following a 0-2 Veikkausliiga losing effort in their last game against FC Honka.
Lucas Kaufmann (38') and Demba Savage (82') scored for FC Honka.
It’s been seldom in recent games where KuPS haven’t conceded. The facts show that Keltamusta have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals during that time.
Heading into this fixture, KuPS haven't lost in the league to FC Haka in their previous 4 games.
In their last fixture, FC Haka drew 0-0 in the Veikkausliiga tie with FC Lahti.
The stats don’t lie, and FC Haka have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals in total. In defence, Haka certainly have room for improvement. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Coming into this meeting, FC Haka have not emerged victorious against KuPS when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 19/08/2011 shows us that KuPS have won 3 of these & FC Haka 2, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A combined sum of 19 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 12 of them for Keltamusta and 7 coming from Haka. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
Team News: KuPS
KuPS boss Arne Erlandsen will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game owing to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: FC Haka
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available to select from, FC Haka manager Teemu Tainio does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
In this game, FC Haka are certainly able to put a goal past this KuPS team, however that probably shouldn’t be as many as they’ll concede.
Our tip is for a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for KuPS at the end of this one. Could easily see this go either way.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Savon Sanomat Areena (5,000)
Chairman: Antti Haapakorva
Manager: Arne Erlandsen
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 2, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Man: Lucas Rangel
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Lucas Rangel was born in Alvorada, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for KSV 1919 in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2020 season to date coming from a total of 7 appearances.