KuPS continue great run of form
KuPS reduced the gap at the top of the Veikkausliiga to five points after they edged past Haka 1-0.
Diego Tomas scored the only goal of the game on the stroke of half-time. It was KuPS’ sixth successive win, keeping five clean sheets in as many games.
🟡⚫️ Ottelukooste eilisestä voitto-ottelusta Valkeakoskella.
⚽️ 0-1 Diogo Tomas (Axel Vidjeskog)
— Kuopion Palloseura (@KuPS1923) July 12, 2021
However, they are still five points behind leaders HJK, who also have a game in hand.
Haka are third-bottom after losing three of their last four games.
More misery for Oulu
At the bottom, Oulu were beaten for the ninth time this season following a 1-0 defeat against FC Honka. Demba Savage scored a penalty in the first half to keep Oulu two points adrift at the bottom.
It isn’t set to get any easier for Jyrki Ahola’s side as they host unbeaten league-leaders HJK Helsinki his weekend.
HJK have won their last nine games and have advanced to the next qualifying round of the Champions League after thrashing Buducnost Podgorica 7-1 on aggregate.
Elsewhere, Inter Turku can go above KuPS and into second if they get the better of HIFK. This is despite winning them only one of their last four games.