TPS vs Ilves
Date: Monday, 30 July 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Veritas Stadion, Turku.
Team TPS is still in a struggle to escape the danger zone in Finnish top flight. Victories against Mariehamn and PS Kemi at Veritas Stadion were big accomplishments, but follow up results and losses to VPS, HJK and Honka pushed them back to the bottom. Potential victory against Ilves on Monday night would be huge for the relegation battle. This match is also going to close the action for the 21st Round in Veikkausliiga.
Ilves were eliminated from Europa League by Slavia Sofia recently, losing both of the encounters to the Bulgarian side. In terms of the current domestic standings, this team is sitting in 7th place with 27 points, far away from the danger zone. Overall they are not looking good when playing on the road, having lost six out of ten encounters, while having negative -9 goal difference.
Bookies have given small advantage to the visitors in this clash. Ilves to win is priced at 2.20, while chances for TPS to secure third win in front of the home crowd is 3.50.
TPS vs Ilves: Head-to-head
These two opponents have met only eight times in the last. TPS won the majority of those encounters, five of them, while losing two.
Interestingly, the last three meetings between them were always won by the home side.
The average number goals seen in TPS v Ilves matches is 3.10 per duel.
TPS vs Ilves: Prediction
Even though TPS are not looking good in terms of standings, they lost only three out of ten games at home this season. This said, I am going to back double chance, home win or draw at 1.70 odds.
In terms of the goals market, I am picking 2 or 3 goals in the match option mostly because of most recent H2H results.
TPS vs Ilves: Bet Tips
Home win or draw @ 1.70
2 or 3 goals @ 2.00.