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KuPS head to Arto Tolsa Areena on Saturday for the Veikkausliiga showdown with home side KTP.
All KTP v KuPS game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
KTP will be hoping for a better result following a 0-1 Veikkausliiga loss in their previous game against SJK.
In that game, KTP managed 39% possession and 5 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for KTP was Paavo Voutilainen (57' Own goal). SJK got 10 shots on goal with 5 on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that KTP haven’t conceded. The facts show that KTP have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 15 goals on the way. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern shall persist in this next game.
Heading into this contest, KTP have not registered a win against KuPS in their previous 2 league games.
KuPS come into this meeting after a 3-0 Veikkausliiga win with the downing of SJK in their last match.
In that game, KuPS had 53% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For KuPS, the goals were scored by Taneli Hämäläinen (23') and Tim Väyrynen (34', 75'). SJK got 7 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Simo Valakari's KuPS have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 10 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during that period comes to 6.
Head to head
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 19 on 15/08/2021 when the final score was KuPS 4-0 KTP.
On that occasion, KuPS managed 58% possession and 13 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Goals were scored by Tim Väyrynen (22', 29'), Anton Popovitch (77') and Jānis Ikaunieks (93').
KTP had 0 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
The referee was Antti Munukka.
Team News: KTP
The KTP manager Gabriel Garcia Xatart doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash with a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: KuPS
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available to select from, the KuPS boss Simo Valakari does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We’re of the opinion that KuPS have the ability to create a good amount of chances and successful shots on target.
However, KTP will not find it easy to break down their defence although we think that they will probably end up scoring here.
We’re therefore expecting to see a decent 1-3 win for KuPS after 90 minutes.
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: Gabriel Garcia Xatart
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 12
🔑 Key Man: Asier Arranz
Usually deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Asier Arranz was born in Cuéllar, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Real Valladolid in the 2006 - 2007 season, the gifted Midfielder has struck 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2021 season to date from a total of 17 appearances.