Veikkausliiga duel: Close contest expected between Inter Turku and KuPS

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Competition: Finland Veikkausliiga
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)

A total of 22 rounds of fixtures are played and both Inter Turku and KuPS are high up in the table. Let's start!

Insights:
  • Inter Turku have the most scored goals in the second half (25) in Veikkausliiga
  • KuPS have the most scored goals (38) in Veikkausliiga

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

It should be mentioned that KuPS play their home matches on artifical turf, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on grass. Does it matter? Recent statistics for KuPS on grass are 13 victories, 7 draws and 8 defeats from 28 games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 42-33. You can compare this with overall results below.

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Inter Turku form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here as Inter Turku have scored 20 goals to get 23 points from 11 games. The overall stats in the Veikkausliiga are 7-2-2 (wins-draws-losses). Two home wins in a row for Inter bring valid hopes of a third.

Nothing to worry about in defence for Inter, as their goalkeeper Henrik Moisander has completely shut out the opponents for 311 minutes in the Veikkausliiga.

Inter's previous game was a Veikkausliiga match also played at home, ending 2-0 versus HIFK. The home side are looking to build on that result.

A strong away win before that one, visiting HJK and winning 1-0.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Inter have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found eight matches with the results: Won five, drawn zero and lost three.

A decent goal production from Inter in their home games so far, with 20 goals from 11 league matches. Inter are not conceding a lot of goals here in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 9 from 11 matches.

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KuPS form and stats

KuPS have an excellent away record in the Veikkausliiga so far with 8-1-2 from 11 games. Things are running smoothly for KuPS who hasn't tasted defeat in their last 17 matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against Haka.

Impressive finishing from Tim Väyrynen (2) secured the home win 2-1 against Ilves in their previous game.

Ahead of that game was the 0-0 draw at home against HIFK.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found seven similar matches played by KuPS in our archives, and the results are: three wins for KuPS, two draws and two defeats.

KuPS has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 20 goals from 11 games. It's not easy to score on KuPS as they have only conceded 9 goals from these away games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

This was the result when the squads faced each other previously this campaign; KuPS - Inter 1-0. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Inter three wins, one draw and KuPS six victories. As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), nine games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

InterB. Källman
B. Källman
11 goals
KuPSU. Nissilä
U. Nissilä
7 goals
KuPST. Väyrynen
T. Väyrynen
7 goals

Inter Turku missing players

KuPS missing players

Inter Turku KuPS
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
23 12 2 Played P 2 11 23
13 8 1 Won W 1 8 16
3 2 0 Drew D 1 1 4
7 2 1 Lost L 0 2 3
38 22 3 Scored S 2 20 40
22 9 3 Conceded C 1 9 15
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 91%
78% 83% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 55% 61%
52% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 36% 43%
26% 25% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 27% 22%
4% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 27% 13%
48% 42% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 45% 39%
35% 50% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 45% 57%
17% 8% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 9% 13%
 
5.7 5.1 2.5 Corners for (avg) C F 3 5.3 5.4
4.9 4.8 5.5 Corners against (avg) C A 6 4.5 4
2.2 1.8 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.6 1.7
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
10.4 9.8 12 Shots (avg) S ( 6 9.7 9.5
5.4 5.2 6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.5 3.5 4.1
31% 35% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 67% 51% 43%
Key stats in Veikkausliiga this season:
  • Inter Turku have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Inter Turku have the most scored goals in the second half (25) in Veikkausliiga
  • Inter Turku haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • KuPS have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • KuPS have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (7) in Veikkausliiga
  • KuPS have the most scored goals (20) away in Veikkausliiga
  • KuPS have the most scored goals (38) in Veikkausliiga
  • KuPS have the most scored goals in the first half (21) in Veikkausliiga
  • KuPS have the the best goal difference (+24) in Veikkausliiga
  • KuPS haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • KuPS is in the best form (5-1-0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 KuPS 22 15 4 3 38 14 11 7 3 1 18 5 11 8 1 2 20 9 24 49
2 HJK 22 15 4 3 32 12 11 7 2 2 17 8 11 8 2 1 15 4 20 49
3 Inter Turku 22 12 3 7 36 22 11 7 2 2 20 9 11 5 1 5 16 13 14 39
4 SJK 22 11 4 7 29 24 11 6 3 2 22 12 11 5 1 5 7 12 5 37
5 HIFK 22 9 6 7 23 23 11 4 2 5 12 18 11 5 4 2 11 5 0 33
6 Ilves 22 10 3 9 21 23 11 8 1 2 13 7 11 2 2 7 8 16 -2 33
7 Lahti 22 8 8 6 27 25 11 5 3 3 14 11 11 3 5 3 13 14 2 32
8 Honka 22 7 5 10 28 29 11 4 2 5 12 13 11 3 3 5 16 16 -1 26
9 Haka 22 7 3 12 21 26 11 3 2 6 11 12 11 4 1 6 10 14 -5 24
10 Mariehamn 22 7 2 13 20 32 11 3 1 7 9 17 11 4 1 6 11 15 -12 23
11 Oulu 22 5 3 14 17 35 11 3 2 6 8 14 11 2 1 8 9 21 -18 18
12 KTP 22 1 5 16 18 45 11 0 2 9 7 21 11 1 3 7 11 24 -27 8

Read more about Veikkausliiga

Veikkausliiga is the premier division in Finnish football. It has its name from the Finnish national betting agency Veikkaus, the main sponsor. Seasons run from April to October in a league of twelve teams. These play two fixtures against each other in the regular season. After that the league table splits in two. The top teams play a championship round and the bottom half play a relegation round.