SJK vs VPS Match Preview and Predictions

Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Friday, 3 August 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: OmaSP Stadion, Seinajoki.

SJK are finally back at OmaSP Stadion after losing three on the bounce away from home in Veikkausliiga. They’ve failed to find the back of the net at all along the way.

It is a streak which caused the drop to the 9th place (out of 12) in the league ladder as the Seinajoki side are just three points adrift of the danger area coming into the clash with VPS.

The story is completely opposite with Vepsi who look to be enjoying their time under Petri Vuorinen. The visitors won four and drew one of last five league games, a thread that climbed them as high as third.

They’ve been very tough to break down recently, conceding just one goal during the four-win streak, but Monday clash with fifth-placed Lahti ruined such defensive form. It ended 2-2 as Henri Anier bagged the late equalizer for Lahti away at Kaarlen Kentta.

SJK vs VPS: Head-to-head

  • SJK dominated this match-up over the course of history.
  • They won 16, drew 1 and lost 5 of 22 encounters with Vepsi.
  • The team from Seinajoki also won two and drew one of last three meetings with VPS.
  • This term’s clash saw a 1-1 draw at Kaarlen Kentta.

SJK vs VPS: Prediction

Aleksey Eremenko’s men will be desperate to bounce back after losing three on the trot. They did play much better in front of the home crowd lately, winning three of last four league games there, but they’ll also be up against a strong opposition this time around.

Given the attacking line failed to do the job in the last couple of fixtures, defense will have to be super tight if Eremenko and his men want a success here.

The visitors can be very dangerous up front as goals can come literally from anywhere. Their midfielder Sebastian Strandvall notched as many as eight goals so far in the season and stopping him will be the biggest challenge for SJK here.

From the betting perspective of view, the value has to be with Vepsi who come into the game in a much better form and who are well worth backing not to lose at the 1.57 odds.

The visitors are also 3.25 to keep their net untouched which is a very interesting bet given SJK did not score at all in last three league outings.

SJK vs VPS: Bet Tips

VPS or Draw Double Chance @ 1.57

VPS to keep a clean sheet @ 3.25.