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The Veikkausliiga match at OmaSP Stadion on Thursday sees home side SJK ready themselves for the challenge from opponents KuPS.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for SJK v KuPS - as well as the best betting odds.
SJK will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-1 Veikkausliiga victory against FC Honka.
The only player to score from SJK was Emmanuel Ledesma (91').
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where SJK have been participants. Breaking down the goal split during this period, opposing sides scored a total of 6 and SJK got themselves 8. Such a pattern might not be carried forward here, however.
Their previous form shows that SJK:
- haven't beaten KuPS when playing them at home in the previous 4 league matches.
- have not won against KuPS in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 5 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Since being beaten in their last game against FC Haka in Veikkausliiga action, KuPS and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only player to score from KuPS was Diogo Tomás (77'). Henri Malundama (41') and Aleksandar Vučenović (87') scored for FC Haka.
Simo Valakari's KuPS have seen their goal attempts be successful 9 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period equals 8.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head meetings dating back to 30/06/2018 shows us that SJK have won 1 of these and KuPS 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
In all, 15 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 6 of them from SJK and 9 created by Keltamusta. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 7 on 05/08/2020 which ended up with the score at SJK 1-1 KuPS.
The referee was Kalle Mäkinen.
Team News: SJK
SJK manager Jani Honkavaara doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash with a completely injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: KuPS
Due to a completely healthy group available to select from, KuPS boss Simo Valakari doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this match.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that SJK will do well to be putting a goal past this KuPS outfit who will likely score & stay on top.
We’re therefore seeing a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 victory for KuPS at full-time.
Let’s see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: OmaSP Stadion (5,817)
Captain: Mehmet Hetemaj
Chairman: Raimo Sarajärvi
Manager: Jani Honkavaara
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 5
🔑 Star Man: Jake Jervis
Mostly played in the Striker position, Jake Jervis was born in Birmingham, England. Having played his first senior match for Hereford United in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 5 appearances.