KuPS will arrive at OmaSP Stadion on Wednesday for the Veikkausliiga tie with home team SJK.
View all SJK v KuPS tips, stats and our pre-match poll below (plus the best game odds).
SJK will play in this fixture after a 1-1 Veikkausliiga drawn result against FC Haka.
The only player to score from SJK was Ariel Ngueukam (78'). Samuel Chidi (60') scored for FC Haka.
Jani Honkavaara's SJK have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 5 times in their past 6 outings. Conversely, the number of goals that they have conceded in that same time stands at 7.
Analysis of their past results shows that SJK:
- have left without a victory over KuPS in their last 2 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
In their previous game, KuPS drew 2-2 in the Veikkausliiga tie with HJK.
The only scorer from KuPS was Ilmari Niskanen (10', 79'). Roope Riski (74') and Tim Väyrynen (82') scored for HJK.
A succession of accomplished performances from the KuPS defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their past 6 clashes overall. Over that same time, their own forwards have managed to score 9. Historical results aside, time will tell if that pattern will be sustained in this match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, KuPS:
- haven't been beaten by SJK when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 03/05/2018 shows that SJK have won 1 of them & KuPS 4, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A total of 17 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 6 from SJK and 11 created by Keltamusta. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league clash between these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 6 on 26/07/2020 which ended up with the score at KuPS 2-1 SJK.
The referee was Ville Nevalainen.
Team News: SJK
There is just one fitness concern for the SJK manager Jani Honkavaara to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group. Samba Benga (Ankle Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: KuPS
With a completely injury-free squad to choose from, KuPS boss Arne Erlandsen does not have any fitness concerns to report before this clash.
We’re thinking that SJK have it within them to score against this KuPS lineup, although just one goal isn’t likely to be good enough.
Our tip is for a close game with a 1-2 victory for KuPS at the end of this one. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
What are the best odds for the game?
Regarding the latest bookmaker odds in the 90 min. result market, putting your money on SJK is available for 4.95, betting on the draw is 3.65 and staking on the win for KuPS will get you 1.741. These are the most competitive prices available right now.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: OmaSP Stadion (5,817)
Captain: Mehmet Hetemaj
Chairman: Raimo Sarajärvi
Manager: Jani Honkavaara
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 9
🔑 Key Player: Ariel Ngueukam
Usually taking up the Striker position, Ariel Ngueukam was born in Cameroon. After having played his first senior match for FC Lahti in the 2012 season, the skilful Forward has netted 2 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2020 season so far coming from a total of 5 appearances.