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KTP will face off against visiting side Ilves at Arto Tolsa Areena in the Veikkausliiga match on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for KTP v Ilves can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
KTP will be wanting a better result here following the 2-1 Veikkausliiga defeat last time out to FC Lahti.
KTP have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, but they’ve also managed to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that KTP have conceded in 6 of them as well as managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games.
In their last game, Ilves drew 2-2 in the Veikkausliiga tie with FC Haka.
Indicating their partiality to high-scoring matches, goals have been scored 20 times in the last 6 matches in which Ilves have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.33 goals each fixture. Opposition teams have got 12 of those goals. We will have to see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs going back to 09/08/2015 shows that these encounters have been a source of anguish for KTP. They’ve not been able to get any victories whatsoever while Ilves have been dominant against them, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A combined sum of 10 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 2 of them for KTP and 8 being from Ipa. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 15 on 08/07/2023 when it finished KTP 0-0 Ilves.
The referee was Peiman Simani.
Team News: KTP
The KTP boss Juha Malinen has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash with a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Ilves
With a completely injury-free group available for selection, the Ilves boss Joni Lehtonen doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this game.
We’re thinking that KTP will need things to go their way to find the net against this Ilves lineup who we think will likely just have the edge.
We’re therefore expecting a hard-fought 0-1 winning margin for Ilves at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arto Tolsa Areena (4,780)
Captain: David Ramadingaye
Chairman: Jukka Mustonen
Manager: Juha Malinen
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 11
⭐ Star Man: Willian Pozo-Venta
Customarily played in the Striker position, Willian Pozo-Venta was born in Havana, Cuba. After having played his first senior match for KTP in the 2023 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2023 season to date from a total of 14 appearances.