TiPS Vantaa (W) (@1.7) vs KuPs (W) (@3.5)
14-09-2019

Our Prediction:

TiPS Vantaa (W) will win

TiPS Vantaa (W) – KuPs (W) Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 07:00

The Polish side are the favourites at the UK biggest bookmakers but I expect to see a closely-contested match. KuPS vs Legia prediction is in front of you for the second leg of the Europa League qualifier at the Savon Sanomat Areena in Kuopio. Therefore, read my match preview to get the best betting tips and correct score predictions for this event.

With 16 Veikkausliiga matches under their belt, KuPS are in more of a competitive form. Furthermore, the Finnish side struggled to get past Vitebsk in the previous round and won only 2 of their last 6 away matches. As a result, I still look at the hosts as firm favourites. However, the Polish powerhouse are most certainly a more quality side than most of the teams the Yellow-Blacks face back home. Unlike the Polish side, the visitors are deep into the league season.

The hosts are experiencing a worrying dip in form. The Yellow-Blacks head into the Thursday match with a minimal deficit and will be keen to turn the things around. Contrary to their current dip, the hosts lost only one of their last 6 matches played at home ground. It will be easier said than done, but Jani Honkavaaras men will rely on their home form. The Finnish club are coming off from back-to-back defeats which followed two successive stalemates. Without a win in their last 4 games, KuPS head into the forthcoming game as underdogs, which also confirm odds found at the top-rated football betting sites.

These two teams have yet to lock horns and this game will be their first-ever meeting. Therefore, with no H2H records to dive into, I based my decision solely on both teams current forms and team news. The gulf in class is too wide to disregard, while the fact Legia score 9 goals in last three matches speaks volumes ahead of the Thursday clash.

KuPs W Results

They will, however, be more careful away. Legia are a more quality side and will look to confirm their stature in Kuopio. Nevertheless, the fact they won their last two matches on the road and lost only one in 5 will provide reasons for being optimistic. The Warsaw-based club completely dominated the first match with a 54% of possession and the total of 17 goal attempts. The Polish powerhouse travels to Finland eager to defend their 1-0 lead from the first leg.

They eased past Europa FC 3-0 on aggregate and will hope to claim another win that would bring them closer to the Europa League. The fact Legia won 4 of their last 5 home matches further backs my claim. The hosts havent had big problems in the previous qualifying round. The Warsaw-based club did lose the opening Ekstraklasa game 2-1 to Pogon Szczecin, but I expect them to make a swift return to winning ways against the Finnish club.

We therefore think that its going to be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 win for Ilves at the end of the match. A close call. Were of the opinion that KuPS may not find it easy to break down this Ilves lineup who we reckon will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead. Our tips, poll and stats for Ilves v KuPS can all be found here (including the best match odds).

When taking all factors into account, KuPS will most probably dominate possession and create several successful chances. We reckon that it will be a comfortable 3-1 winning margin for KuPS at the end of the 90 minutes. At the other end, VPS Vaasa could well struggle getting on the scoresheet but we can see them scoring. Our predictions, user poll and statistics for KuPS v VPS Vaasa can be found here (inc. the best betting odds).