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Inter Turku and Seinäjoen JK meet at Veritas Stadion, in a game for the 19th day of the Veikkausliiga. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 18-05-2018, Inter Turku won by (0-1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 14-08-2017, for Veikkausliiga, which ended with Seinäjoen JK’s victory by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by B. Ions (38 ‘). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 17 points won, after 5 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against KuPS Kuopio, by (0-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against FC Lahti, by (1-2). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 32 goals scored and 26 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 18 conceded. For the league, Inter Turku won 5 points out of 24 possible points, after 1 win, 2 draws and 5 losses in the last 8 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-1 (3 out of 8 matches). The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 4 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 18 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 13 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 7 of their 17 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Inter Turku come to this day with a victory in the field of Lahti, 1-2, placing a final point to the five games in a row without beating in this competition: the goals of the three points were scored by Mansally (2). It is important to underline that the locals register three consecutive defeats in the status of visited. In this game against SJK, coach John Allen must align with a tactical system similar to that of the last game, that is, in 4-4-2, benefiting the maintenance of possession of the ball and leisurely attacks, looking for the offensive reference , the forward Furuholm: this player is the best gunner of Inter Turku, with 11 goals scored. For this game the coach can count on all his players.
After 5 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses, the away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 16 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against RoPS Rovaniemi by (2-1), after in the previous match they have won at home, in a match against FC Lahti, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last away game in this competition, they tied in by (1-1) against KuPS Kuopio. In the last 8 away league matches Seinäjoen JK has a record of 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 6 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 7 away matches. In the matches they played outside of their stadium there are some results that have been repeated frequently: at halftime 0-0 (3 out of 10 matches) and 1-0 (4 out of 10 matches) and at the end of the match 1-1 (3 in 10 games). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 6 of the last 8 they played there were less than 3 goals. In 18 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never got the comeback. In the last 19 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 9 of their 23 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The SJK left for this match with a win at home against RoPS, by 2-1, totaling in this way the second consecutive victory in this competition: the goals were scored by Laaksonen and Baath. Of note that visitors add only 1 win in 8 games played away from home. In this match against Inter Turku, coach Aleksey Eremenko must opt for a more defensive strategy, with the lines close together, exploring only the existing space in the defense of the opponent. But in some moments of the game must have the offensive initiative of the game and act more offensively. Laaksonen is the best finisher of the visitors, with 4 goals scored. Without great absences, the visiting coach must act in maximum strength.
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