Ilves vs SJK
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Tammelan Stadion (Tampere).
Ilves reigns at the top in style. They have two games in hand and still lead the way for the rest of the 11 squads in contention. Their defense has been a primary reason for this kind of domination.
So far, the team has conceded just seven goals, the least in the league, while ten of the other has failed to keep it in single digits.
With the home advantage, the group will be ready to take on the visiting SJK. The faltering road record of the guests might be a reason for the leaders to have high hopes about the outcome of the tie. In the last five matches away from home, this set of guests has registered just a single win.
With the toppers on a winning streak, and the second and third-placed sides in the table pitted against each other this match-day, it’s a huge opportunity to build a healthy lead for them.
Ilves vs SJK Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ilves won the last four games in a row.
- Eight of the last nine wins were also registered by the same team.
- The last SJK won at this venue was six years back.
- Only once have the hosts failed to score at this stadium.
Ilves vs SJK Prediction
Ilves is on a four-match winning run and was unbeaten in 24 of their last 25 fixtures. At home, they are on a live streak of 13 unbeaten games and scored three or more goals in seven of their last thirteen appearances there.
In addition, they managed to record 11 goals from their last four ties and kept five clean sheets from their last seven home games.
Also, the squad won the last four meetings against this opponent and got away with eight of the last nine h2h wins. They are also unbeaten in such encounters at home in the last six years and have only once failed to find the back of the net in that setting.
On the other hand, SJK was winless in eight of their last eleven match-ups, and in 11 of their last 14 on the road.
Importantly, the toppers have the best defense in the competition, and with the support of the crowd, they are expected to have a comfortable evening this weekend, especially since their nearest competitors, Honka and KuPS are taking on each other.
Ilves vs SJK Betting Tips
Ilves to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
The Hosts to Open the Scoring @ 1.60 (3/5).