Ilves vs PS Kemi by Isaiah
Ilves disappointed a lot last Saturday evening as the team visited JJK Jyvaskyla and most of their fans expected them to win with ease, however on their disappointed the team didn't manage to present themselves in the best possible manner and actually suffered the defeat quite easy.
Players of JJK have entered the game much more determined, with better fighting spirit and scored the opener in eleventh minute via Vielma. Guests tried to react and had some decent approaches, however hosts doubled up the lead in 29th minute via Etock. Second halftime was spend in domination of Ilves, as their players had much more of the ball possession, but nothing much expect them as they only managed to reduce the deficit in 84th minute from a penalty kick taken by Ngueukam, while the hosts sealed the victory against the flow of the match in 88th with second goal from Etock. Ilves now stands in the middle of the table with thirteen points earned, just four less than Europa League placed VPS and aim for a victory here.
PS Kemi, on the other side, didn't manage to improve even further after their victory away from home against Inter Turki last Tuesday evening, as the team suffered narrow 1:0 defeat in front of own fans against VPS last Saturday afternoon.
Things to be worse, only goal was scored in fourth minute already via Hakola, as the game itself looked like pretty defensive minded one, while the home team created more and looked better towards the end of the match, but it wasn't enough to change the scoreline after all. PS Kemi now remains with just one victory in last six rounds, being at second from the bottom position with two more than last placed JJK Jyvaskyla and just a point less than safely placed HIFK.
Ilves remains a favorite here and should get all three points, as the players surely are fired up to improve after poor performance away to Jyvaskyla. However, PS Kemi has nothing to lose in this one and I expect a bit more offensive approach from them as well - something that should open up the game and with a bit of luck, this goal should end with more than just a couple of goals scored.