Match date: 24 Jul 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Finland Football
| Stake: 10/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
1-1 - Lost
Ilves are at 5th spot at the table in Finland first league, they achieved narrow victory in previous round over second placed HJK but they didn't outplayed them and had luck to earn all three points, now are facing with 9th placed PS Kemi and should be able to achieve victory , in that case they would climb to a third position and reached Europa league qualifications spot. Home side didn't showed some great attacking skills and scored only 15 goals in previous 16 rounds but at home are doing really great job and only once so far were defeated in front of their fans, here are having advantage should be able to celebrate, in first duel against guests in this season were defeated away from home with narrow result and now will be seeking for revenge. This is second season for the hosts in first league and they can be satisfied with results, now have a chance to reach great position and i'm sure that will manage to achieve positive result here.
Hosts are still without draw so far, they celebrated nine times and suffered seven defeats in this season, in first round of the Cup were eliminated by lower ranked Haka after penalties and now are participating only in league, in this match I believe that will manage to achieve victory, however hosts must improve their form in matches away from home to achieve good results. Only forward Mika Lahtinen (14/1) will miss this match due to an injury.
PS Kemi on the other side won their promotion into Finland top league but after decent start they went out of the track and in previous six rounds suffered six defeats, at this moment they seems almost desperate and must change something in their squad as soon as possible in order to end that series of bad results, otherwise won't be able to avoid dropping under the red line, currently are at 9th position at the table with seven points more than relegation placed HIFK but if don't show some better performances it will be difficult to retain current position.
In last six matches PS Kemi scored only one goal while conceded 11, that seems really terrible and lack of accuracy is big problem for them, in previous round against 4th placed KuPs where were defeated they had much more chances and were better in almost every segment of the game but simple failed to score, now are facing with decent side and must show much better offensive skills than in past few rounds to achieve positive result and earn some points. Midfielder Aleksi Raiha (3/0) won't be available for this match due to an injury.
Hosts are playing good at home, most of their points they earned here and now i'm sure that will achieve another positive outcome while guests are having really bad streak and I doubt that will manage to end it here, Ilves to win here is one of the safest options for this match.