Our prediction for this Finland Veikkausliiga match:
Tammelan Stadion will host Friday’s football game between Ilves and SJK, the two teams who are level on points in the Veikkausliiga standings. Ilves aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Haka, with the team eyeing their fifth home triumph of the season. Keep in mind, though, that talented midfielder Eetu Vertainen, who found the net in the 1-1 draw with KTP, is out of contention through injury.
SJK, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Lahti in their last league match. Jani Honkavaara’s troops are eager to retain their place in top six, but beating Ilves on the road is easier said than done. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, which is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on draw. A man to watch in the away team will be England winger Jake Jervis, who managed to score in the loss to Lahti.