SJK vs Ilves
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Monday, 20 August 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: OmaSP Stadion (Seinajoki).
SJK are going to take on Ilves in the 24th round of Finnish Veikkausliiga on Monday afternoon.
The hosts are not enjoying a successful campaign and they are still not safe from the relegation.
They are four points ahead of the red line, however Aleksey Eremenko’s side managed to snatch four points from the last two round which moved them away a bit from the danger.
Although home side hasn’t been too poor in the front, their defending should have been tighter.
SJK have improved their home performances recently as they won ten points in the last five matches played in front of home fans.
Ilves are safe in the middle of the table and they’ll hardly repeat the last season’s success of winning the 3rd place.
They’ve tied three matches without suffering a defeat which definitely moved them away from the danger zone.
Marius Noubissi and the lads have been fairly productive, however they would be even better positioned if they have been tighter in the back.
Although they have suffered six defeats when playing away from home, Ilves managed to pick up four victories from away grounds.
SJK vs Ilves: Head-to-head
SJK have been searching for a victory over their rivals for the last five encounters and Ilves have been better three times during that period. Their head to head clashes are usually low scoring ones, however last time the crowd enjoyed five goals.
SJK vs Ilves: Prediction
Since SJK improved their home performances lately and the visitors are in a pretty decent form, the fairest outcome in this one would be a draw. Ilves should be able to continue their unbeatable streak against SJK.
The visitors have been involved in high scoring matches lately and although SJK’s last five games remained under 2.5 margin, in this one we might see both teams finding the back of the opposition’s net.
SJK vs Ilves: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.00
BTTS Yes @ 1.90.