KPV Kokkola hosts AC Oulu

KPV Kokkola hosts AC Oulu in a match from the Finish Ykkönen division – the second tier of the football in Finland.Kokkola is the current leader in the Ykkönen after 14 games played so far. They have 31 points, which is with two more than the 2nd TPS. Kokkola also has a game in hand.They have scored 24 goals so far in the league, conceding 10 at the same time.Last season KPV Kokkola finished at 5th place in the league, but now they are marching towards a promotion to the elite division of Finland – the Veikkausliiga.In their last five matches, Kokkola won three times and shared the points twice.AC Oulu meanwhile is 4th in the league standings with 22 points won from 13 games played. Oulu are currently on 7 points behind TPS, but they also have two matches in hand. If they manage to achieve some consistency in their performance, they could once again become a strong contender for promotion to the Veikkausliiga.Oulu was in a run of three consecutive wins, but their run ended with two draws against TPS and GrIFK. So far they have won 6 of their matches and lost 3. In four cases they shared the points with their opponents. They have scored 20 goals and conceded 16.This is a match between two of the best teams in Finland at the moment. And this is another reason why this match seems really competitive. And difficult for prediction, too. KPV Kokkola is favorited because of their position in the standings, but also because of their home ground advantage.Of course, it doesn’t mean that AC Oulu is going to give up without a fight. It’s going to be hard for KPV Kokkola, but yes – they are the favorites in this one. Let’s see.