KUPS VS PS KEMI PREVIEW & PREDICTION
KuPS Kuopio and PS Kemi meet at Savon Sanomat Areena, in a match for the 11th round of the Veikkausliiga. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 3. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 07-08-2017, the Veikkausliiga, KuPS Kuopio won by (3-0). J. Mäkelä (11 ‘), A. Purje (15’) and R. Gabriel (39 ‘) scored the goals of KuPS Kuopio. PS Kemi presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 6 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, the home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 20 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against VPS Vaasa by (0-2), after in the previous match they have won (2-1) at home, against IFK Mariehamn. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in away matches; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. For the league, KuPS Kuopio won 8 points out of 15 possible points, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 games played in this competition, they got the comeback in 4 of the 8 games in which they suffered the first goal.
The KuPS arrives at this motivated confrontation, after an outside triumph, by 0-2, in the visit to the land of the VPS: Niskanen and Karjalainen marked the goals of the victory. The home team usually choose to act in a traditional 3-5-2, in which the two most advanced players are: Ats Purje and Saku Saulainen. By acting inside the house, you can guess that the KuPS adopts a more offensive stance, with the aim of scoring the first goal of the match. In the most central area of the terrain it is possible that Petteri Pennanen, Ville Saxman, Rasmus Karjalainen and Ilmari Niskanen and Urho Nissila act, the latter being responsible for conducting the attacks of his team.
The away team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Honka Espoo, by (2-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Ilves, by (0-2). This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses at their stadium. For the league, PS Kemi won 3 points out of 12 possible points, after 1 win and 3 losses in the last 4 matches they played against.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 8 matches. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 9 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition. In 9 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Kemi comes to this unmotivated performance, after a home-made snub, by 0-2, at the reception to Ilves. The visiting team usually acts in a 4-5-1, privileging a slower and organized style of play, attacking, preferably, through the central corridor. In this tactical drawing, the most advanced player is Juho Makela, with Julian Guevara, Keaton Isaksson, Marek Kaljumae, Justus Lehto and Kevin Mombilo acting in the middle zone. The technician of the foreigners must have all the players at their disposal.
PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.55