SJK vs KuPS: Preview and Predictions

SJK vs KuPS Finnish Veikkausliiga Match Preview 31st July 2017

Finland Veikkausliiga
Date: Monday, 31st July 2017
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: OmaSp Stadion (Seinajoki).

SJK’s route to recovery is given a new boost after picking up three wins on the bounce for the first time this season. The teams had managed just 3 wins from the previous 15 games. Suddenly, SJK moved up to 7th in the league table, igniting their chances for a Europa League spot. They can be now found at a 6 point gap from the top three teams in the table.

On the other hand, KuPS are fourth in the league with a 2 point lead over their Monday’s opponent. In other words, this can be a key battle in deciding European places at the end of the season.

KuPS are unbeaten in the last three games. They are coming on the back of a 2-2 home draw against Lahti, having picked back-to-back wins against JJK and PS Kemi.

SJK’s numbers at home is their worst in recent years. They haven’t lost more than three games at home in each of the last three seasons. Already, they lost 3 from 9 home games this season.

KuPS are one of the strong away sides in the league, having picked up 4 wins and 3 draws from their 9 games so far, and were beaten just twice. Also, they are the second best away defense in the league.

SJK vs KuPS: Head-to-head

SJK are unbeaten in the league games against KuPS over the past three seasons. There has been 5 wins and 5 draws from the 10 duels so far.

Moreover, KuPS were only able to won just once from their 14 meetings against SJK in all competitions.

At home, SJK are on a four match winning run against KuPS, all with clean-sheets.

SJK vs KuPS: Prediction

SJK are expected to continues their fine form this week. To their help, KuPS is a team that always struggled against them in both home and away matches.

SJK vs KuPS: Bet Tips

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