MaPS vs Grankulla IFK by Luca Garzeli
2nd from bottom receives a big contender. Maskun is a strong force at home lately (3 loses in past 2 years) but this season things seem to be a bit different for them. 8 points have flown from Masku, included two defeats early in May. Positive side for them, is the fact that they have 7 points, all 7 gained at home, where they are 2/2/1 – 7/10. Far from home is a different history. Goal overall 7/22 is a faithful reflex of that. No big goalscorers in the team this season. Players that in 2014 were important in order to stay in the top-5 of the table, Kuisma (22/7) and Koivunen (20/10) are not on fire, yet.
On the other hand, GrIFK is scoring well with some players really fit. Britschgi (9/7), Meyer (8/11) and Langhoff (9/6). Terrific attack at this level, scoring 27 goals in 9 games, winning all four games away from home this season so far. Last years, GrIFK was not a big away team, but this year, they seem to be the top team in the league, shearing award with Musan Salama (MuSa won GriFK 2-4 in the only guests' defeat this year). One important thing for away team is that they are playing together for long time, with a lot of players playing at the team since 2011-2012. No important changes this year, same players as past year, better performance so far.
I watched some highlights of this home team Masku, and I can say that is very unlikely that they don’t make some defensive mistakes along the game. They were outplayed by MuSA and AIFK at home. SalPa and KaaPo scored twice in the other two games that the team played at home, and only in last game they managed to achieve a clean sheet against low scorer Ekenas. GrIFK forwards are too much dynamite for hosts, in my opinion.
I prefer AH or O/U bet, but these markets are not available for this pick, so we are going with a simple bet while the odds are dropping. I expec some away goals. Maybe 1:2, 1:3.
· 1st leg finished 3-0, and some years ago, Grifk won 3 of 4 games against MaPS, with a 9 goals margin combined in these games.
· Grifk won all 6 games this year by a 2 goal margin.
· Game will be played in natural grass, while GrIFK are using artificial pitch at their home stadium.
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|GrIFK -0.5||BetVictor||1.50||9||2-3 WON (+4.5 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.