SJK vs TPS
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Thursday, 13 September 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: OmaSP Stadion, Seinajoki.
Sterling Yateke enjoyed the best showing of his life last Friday when he inspired a huge victory over the rock-bottomed PS Kemi by bagging all of his team’s four goals on the occasion.
It was a huge moment in the career of an 18-year-old forward who only made his third appearance in TPS’ first team in the previous round.
Can he go anywhere near such performance and help his team get a result in a super important 27th round tie against SJK away at OmaSP Stadion?
The match is of a huge importance for both sides who head into it separated by only two points down in the relegation scrap.
The hosts are in a somewhat better position being two points ahead, but TPS will certainly come into the game in sky-high spirits following such an impressive victory.
SJK vs TPS: Head-to-head
- The head to head stats speak in SJK’s favour.
- The hosts won four and lost one of five meetings with TPS.
- SJK bagged six goals without response in two H2H games with TPS in this term of Veikkausliiga.
SJK vs TPS: Prediction
Mika Laurikainen’s men came just a single point away from safe zone with the victory over PS Kemi, but the Finnish manager has headaches caused by horrendous displays his men have shown away from home so far in the season.
TPS have been the weakest travellers in the league so far, wining just one, drawing two and losing as many as ten of thirteen matches on the road in Veikkausliiga.
TPS lost six on the bounce away from home conceding two or more goals in each of games along the way and it’s really hard to see them getting the result against an outfit which had plenty of success in H2H outings against them as well.
SJK did take just one point in last three league affairs, but we have to see them as clear favourites based on both the H2H trend and TPS’ away form.
SJK vs TPS: Bet Tips
SJK to win @ 8/7 (2.15)
SJK Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 11/10 (2.10).