Veikkausliiga: Inter Turku v TPS Turku
Local derby where both teams sharing the same stadium. Inter Turku defeated Mariehamn (2-0) on Monday having no big difficulties. Scorers were again Ojala and Furuholm, they have achieved each one by 15 goals this year. Mariehamn stayed with 10 players too early and did not showed anything worthwhile.
This victory came at the right time for Inter Turku and the morale returned to high levels for the local derby against TPS Turku. The defeat of the first round has stiffened the players of Inter Turku, who want revenge and to be stable to the second place at league table. After the local derby they have two consecutive away games against Jyvaskyla and Kuopio. Defender Mantyla is suspended, but Argentinian midfielder Scoppa is back to the squad.
TPS Turku needed two goals from fouls to break the resistance of Rovaniemi (2-1), where Rovaniemi took the lead early. Midfielder Okaru was the scorer of the second goal and was the best player of TPS Turku, taking three valuable points without playing good.
In six games TPS Turku has just one defeat and the difference from the third place where Jyvaskyla is place, has been reduced to four points. Tonight’s derby is very important for TPS Turku as well, with a possible victory, they would reduce the difference to one point, but also they will beat Inter Turku for the second time this year and will get a morale advantage for the rest of the league. After Inter Turku, they play two consecutive home games, against Kuopio and Helsinki. Keeper Lehtovaara and defender Nyberg were rested in the last game and both are expected to compete tonight. Midfielder Lahde is questionable and his position probably will get Pennanen.
At the moment Inter Turku is more fresh and perform better while TPS Turku is more tired due to Europa League games they played during the last three weeks. Inter Turku when playing at home they score a lot, 34 goals in 11 matches till now, and although they share the same stadium, they have the advantage and they should win this one.
Bet: Inter Turku win @1.72 with Bet365