Football Bet of the Day: KuPS glory in Finland

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KuPS can reassert themselves as Finland's best club team today

Tobias Gourlay's in northern Europe to see whether reigning champs KuPS can reclaim their place at the top of the Veikkausliiga today

"KuPS have won this fixture 4/4 times over the last couple of seasons"

Back KuPS @ 1/12.02 to beat Ilves

KuPS v Ilves
Monday 16:30

In Scotland yesterday, Rangers bossed Ross County, but not quite to the extent we needed. The hosts won 2-0 at Ibrox to leave us a goal short of our handicap target. Nevertheless, it was a profitable seven days and that's what we're hoping to deliver again this week before Kev returns to the chair.

We start in Finland, where today's sole game from the top-flight Veikkausliiga brings fifth-placed Ilves to reigning champs KuPS, who are running second at the moment but - with two games in hand on leaders HJK Helsinki - will go top with a win tonight. At even money, we're backing the hosts to grab the three points they need.

KuPS have won this fixture 4/4 times over the last couple of seasons. This term, the Canaries are W6-D0-L1 at the Savon Sanomat Areena - only top-of-the-table HJK have stopped them. The games they've won have been won relatively comfortably as they've scored 10 first-half goals across the six matches.

Ilves are higher up the 12-team table than some of those previous visitors, but their W3-D1-L4 away record is hardly the stuff of dreams. They are W3-D1-L0 against the current bottom four and have lost 4/4 visiting anyone higher than ninth. KuPS are second and the trends say they are more than likely than not to get the result they want today.

2020 P/L (1pt per bet)

Staked: 128pts
Returned: 121.56pts
P/L: -6.44pts

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