Inter Turku vs Ilves
Date: Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Veritas Stadion (Turku).
It is a mid-table battle in Veikkausliiga when Inter Turku welcome Ilves on matchday 18.
Ilves are positioned at 6th in the table and Turku are just below them at a 2 point gap. Both teams are still contesting for Europa League spots as the 2nd and 3rd spots in the league are at 2 and 4 points distance.
Inter Turku are in a terrible run of form and managed just 1 win from their last six matches. drew 2 and lost 3.
However, they hold firm at home after avoiding defeats in four consecutive games. Last time, they thrashed the relegation threatened JJK 4-0 before earning stalemates against teams at the top of the table – HJK, KuPS and Lahti.
Ilves are unbeaten in the last three with the most recent two games ending in stalemates. Last week, they hold leaders HJK to a 1-1 draw and therefore confidence will be high in the camp.
But, Ilves are without a win in three away games. They drew 2 and lost 1 during the period. However, they are ranked fourth in the table of away teams after picking 14 points from 9 games so far. The league highest is 18 points earned by VPS.
Inter Turku vs Ilves: Head-to-head
Overall, there are 7 meetings between the two in Veikkausliiga. Ilves lead the tally with 3 wins, while Turku are not far behind with 2 wins.
At home, Turku won 2 and lost 2 during their four meetings with Ilves.
Inter Turku vs Ilves: Prediction
This could be a close one with Turku being a better team at home and Ilves one of the toughest teams to crack in away games. A low scoring affair is on the cards, and if someone wins, it will be by a 1-goal margin.
Inter Turku vs Ilves: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 1.67 with Betfair.