SJK vs Kemi
Date: Monday, 26th June 2017
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: OmaSP Stadion, Seinajoki.
SJK’s dismal season continued with another defeat last week. They were beaten by one of the smallest clubs in Finland, Ilves by a 1-0 margin to leave them with just 1 win in the last 7 games. SJK have dropped down to 9th in the league standings with only a 4 point distance from safety. It seems like they might not in the top three this term after consistently finishing in the thereabout for five consecutive seasons.
SJK had done well at home in the initial parts of the season when they picked up 2 wins and 3 draws from six games. They lost they last two games at home without scoring raising some major concerns for the new head-coach Manuel Roca.
PS Kemi Kings are an emphatic run of form, which is against all expectations. A 1-1 home draw against Lahti last week extended their unbeaten run to five games, 3 wins and 2 draws. This is an excellent achievement considering they lost in 6 of their first 8 games of the season.
More positives can be found in their away form. There is no doubt that this team is a dangerous entity as their last three away games have all resulted in wins. Moreover, they scored 9 goals during the period, finding the back of the net at least 2 times in each of those encounters.
SJK vs Kemi: Head-to-head
Kemi thrashed SJK 3-1 when the teams met for the first leg clash earlier this season.
Despite being one of the powerhouse in modern Finnish Veikkausliiga, SJK do not have a strong h2h against Kemi. The 7 matches so far are split across 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses each.
However, SJK are unbeaten at home in the two matches against Kemi, both resulting in 1-0 wins.
SJK vs Kemi: Predictions
This match will have a direct influence of how SJK manage to regroup themselves from the current run of form. This is a squad that is low on confidence and frequent change of managers has dent them in finding any rhythm.
Kemi are performing above expectations and this is why one must expect a fearless attitude from this team regardless of the playing venue. Expect few goals, with the away side holding a slight physiological advantage over their high profile hosts.
SJK vs Kemi: Bet Tips
FT – Kemi to win at 5.75 by Unibet
Full-Time Goals: Under 2.5 for 1.95 odds at Bet365.