The hosts are coming off a narrow 0-1 loss in the visit to SJK Akatemia last Saturday, but it doesn't change the fact that Anssi Ylinen's men enjoy a good start to the season, as this defeat was preceded by six consecutive victories against KuFu-98 (2-0/away), PK-37 (3-0/home), TP-47 (2-1/away), JBK (3-0/home), Hercules (3-0/away) and Tampere Utd on May 31 (2-0/home).
TPV is arguably the most balanced team in this league, with a rock-solid defense (the hosts conceded just two goals in the previous seven rounds and managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their previous three games at Tammelan Stadion) and with considerable potential in attack, as only two teams in the Finnish Kakkonen Group C have scored more goals since the beginning of the new campaign compared to TPV (15 goals).
Jesse Oksanen (f / 7+1) was sent off during TPV's 0-1 loss in Seinajoki on June 9 and will miss this match for the home team, but Anssi Ylinen has enough quality options in attack in Eetu Raisanen (m / 7+3), Erik Bullock (f / 7+1), Mohamed Koroma (f / 6+3), etc.
Unlike TPS, VIFK is going through a difficult period as after a good start to the season and seven points from the first three rounds (2-1-0 4/1), the hosts have suffered four defeats in their last five games in the league, while their only win in this period came against an opponent from the relegation zone (a 3-1 home win over Narpes Kraft on May 26).
Considering the current form of these two teams, I think that the hosts will manage to win three points from today's match.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Prediction1 3
- Odds-200 Efbet
- Match result1-1 (-8.00)
Head 2 head
|16.08.14||VIFK - TPV||2-1||Kakko|
|25.06.14||TPV - VIFK||3-1||Kakko|
|03.05.14||VIFK - TPV||2-2||Kakko|
|14.08.08||VIFK - TPV||1-1||Ykkon|
|18.05.08||TPV - VIFK||2-1||Ykkon|
|13.10.07||TPV - VIFK||0-1||Ykkon|
|22.07.07||VIFK - TPV||0-1||Ykkon|
Head 2 head Statistics
Last 5 home TPV (Fin)
|31.05.18||TPV - Tampere United||2-0||Kakko|
|20.05.18||TPV - JBK||3-0||Kakko|
|10.05.18||TPV - PK-37||3-0||Kakko|
|22.09.17||TPV - MuSa||1-2||Kakko|
|01.09.17||TPV - BK-46||3-4||Kakko|
Last 5 away VIFK
|02.06.18||OLS - VIFK||1-0||Kakko|
|13.05.18||SJK Akate1mia - VIFK||2-1||Kakko|
|06.05.18||JS Hercules - VIFK||1-3||Kakko|
|27.01.18||SJK - VIFK||1-1||Club|
|30.09.17||KajHa - VIFK||2-2||Kakko|
Last 5 away TPV (Fin)
|09.06.18||SJK Akate1mia - TPV||1-0||Kakko|
|26.05.18||JS Hercules - TPV||0-3||Kakko|
|13.05.18||TP-47 - TPV||1-2||Kakko|
|05.05.18||KuFu-98 - TPV||0-2||Kakko|
|30.09.17||SalPa - TPV||2-4||Kakko|