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  1. Veikkausliiga round 15.4.2018 Rather quiet at this sub-forum? Veikkausliiga not interesting? How is is possible? Here a few words and lineups for today's round in case you are watching. Note that only Honka have a real home match, all others had to change venue. Kemi play at Rovaniemi, TPS at Valkeakoski and Ilves at HJK's home stadion in Helsinki. Best market odds from Sportmarket: Honka - Lahti Honka benching top striker Ömer and Nimely comes in. To be honest I am hoping Nimely will be good soon - he definitely has the potential - but I would had benched Borjas instead. Two players returning from injury list, but not the most important ones and there is a big hole in the midfield when Hervas, Kauffman, Korhonen and Tammilehto are still out. Lahti relies heavily on Anier's danger in the attack, but one of last week's best midfielders young Jäntti is replaced by Gela who is somewhat a prototype of a midfielfer lacking a bit of everything, but good enough to play almost anywhere. Probably they try to help the defense, last week the midfield did not impress defensively. The outcome? Hell no idea. First natural grass match for both, but unlike Mariehamn the pitch seems to be in excellent form for April. Lahti is unbackable though until they get their defense in order, and I am not holding my breath. Kemi - Inter Kemi were lucky to face SJK last week, and also lucky not to lose as the xG was heavily against them. However they were better than expected, and probably they have about the chance markets are giving them. Inter were unlucky to lose, but they also missed 3 key players and now Varmanen and Penninkangas are back, and they can have "normal" wingbacks today. Inter are on my shortlist, but I like this take a look at this first in case I am totally wrong with Kemi's class. Looking solely at material Inter should win this. Ilves - KuPS Ilves look like fielding a defensive lineup with super boring defensive attitude. KuPS will control this, but breaking the defense might take some time. KuPS give debut to Egyptian nr 30 who is a quality lad for sure, but he came just this week and there are a lot of things he has to get used in a very short time. Still, he should be the best striker in this league. KuPS have had their defensive worries too, and any other team than Ilves would be almost guaranteed to score. Dunno, but interested to see El Said to score like an Egyptian. TPS - SJK TPS practically unchanged from what they always do, SJK joker of a manager have managed to bench their best player Hetemaj because he does not succeed at position 10 where he has been forced to play recently. The owner´ s son Jesse Sarajärvi starts too, you can guess why, but let us say that I do not see him starting in any other Veikkausliiga club. TPS had dozens of chances vs Lahti. The question is was it because of Lahti, or improved TPS attack? Unfortunately none of TPS strikers know where the goal is. The outcome? The markets have been quite wisely been avoiding SJK today, but I can not see TPS winning this either. Probably wisest thing to do is to watch and learn.
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