A 2-2 draw and a point gained against Haka in their previous meeting will have been considered a fairly decent result for VPS last time out.
It's reasonable to say they have enjoyed some decent goal scoring form of late, with 5 goals notched up in their last 6 matches, but while their offensive line is working, their defensive setup has shown cause for concern with 10 goals shipped and valuable points dropped. They have been unable to score at home in 3 of their last 6 games, and they have also failed to keep a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 games overall.
They have had a good run of form at Lemonsoft Stadion recently, unbeaten in 5 of their last 6 home games and picking up 3 wins along the way.
Joonas Vahtera will be aiming to add his name to the scoresheet again to extend his goal tally of 3 goals in the last 6 league outings for VPS.
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An important point secured against HJK will have left Ilves quite happy with their 1-1 draw.
Manager Toni Kallio will be reasonably pleased with his team's attacking displays in recent matches, having managed to score 5 goals in their last 6 games, but he will have work to do defensively after they conceded 6 goals in those games and dropped some valuable points along the way. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 games.
Having lost 3 of their last 6 matches and recorded only 2 victories, this has to be seen as a poor run of results.
With 3 goals scored in his last 6 away games for Ilves, Petteri Pennanen will be looking to add more goals against VPS in this match.
VPS vs Ilves Head to head
It was not a positive ending for Ilves last time they met VPS in the league, with the game ending in a 2-3 defeat.
Ipa have some indifferent league form when it comes to away matches against VPS; they have shipped at least 1 goal in their last 5 games away to them.
VPS has won the last 2 games they've played against Ilves in the league.
Kalle Multanen has scored in each of VPs' last 2 league games against Ilves.
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