Aron Wright - May 29, 2018
TPS vs KuPS
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Friday, 1st June 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Paavo Nurmi Stadion (Turku).
KuPS have seen a very disappointing 2-3 home loss to struggling PS Kemi on Saturday and they now travel to Turku for their Matchday 12 clash, hoping to cause an upset at rock-bottomed TPS and build on their top 3 spot regardless of such a slip-up.
They have bagged four wins in their last five trips away from home and Jani Honkavaara’s men will surely be very motivated to build on such success on the road, with just a 2-0 loss seen at RoPS along the way. However, TPS have proven themselves as a tough side to beat on more than one occasion and they could be looking to make use of the rivals’ woes – where they conceded a last-minute winner at home just days ago.
Tepsi come into the match after a 2-0 loss at Ilves but they have been a tough defensive side at Paavo Nurmi Stadion, holding both RoPS and Honka to goalless draws in their last four outings and suffering just 0-1 losses to VPS and HJK along the way. They will now want to put on another such challenge and KuPS could have troubles snatching the points too.
We will now stick our necks out for TPS to capitalize on the rivals’ recent troubles and hold them off once again, earning their fourth Draw in seven head-to-head matches – as we go for the shared spoils at 3.50.
We have seen TPS put quite tough defensive displays recently and we do hope for another such occasion on the day. With that in mind, we’ll now also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.80, which does seem a generous banker bet despite KuPS seeing more exciting games in their respective outings recently.