KuPS Kuopio vs Ilves Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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KuPS Kuopio
Ilves

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Tip Reasoning

The eyes of the world will be on Russia this summer, but if you dig a little deeper you will be able to find some excellent action in the domestic leagues which run through the summer. One of those leagues, the Veikkausliiga in Finland, has a full fixture card this Tuesday evening and in this preview we look at the clash between KuPS Kuopio and Ilves Tampere.

The hosts have enjoyed an excellent start to the campaign but following their defeat a few weeks ago to the biggest side in the division, HJK Helsinki, they need to be careful not to allow their form to drop. KuPS followed up that defeat with a 0-0 draw away at lowly TPS, but they have had a decent break from the action and should come into this match fully refreshed.

The visitors will also be satisfied with their start to the campaign and although they find themselves in mid table, they know that there is only three points between themselves in fifth and their hosts in second, so three points this Tuesday will certainly improve the picture for them. They also have an excellent record in the head to head between these two sides and will go into this match with no fear, as they bid to improve their league standing.

In terms of betting, we think that the break will have done both of these attacks good and with the combination of the visitors’ head to head advantage and the fact that the hosts have seen 83% of their home matches finishing with both teams scoring, it is there where we will be placing our money.

It is also worth noting that this meeting sees the second and third most in form teams in the league come face to face and as such, neither side is likely to want to take a backward step. Although much of Ilves’ form has come from a reliable defence, the fact that KuPS have only failed to score in 17% of their home matches suggests that they will need to be on their game in attack if they are to emerge victorious.

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