KPV Kokkola has only one defeat in the last 5 rounds, but 4 times their matches finished as a draw. They will lead a hard battle to avoid relegation, having only 2 wins after 21 rounds, while at home are the worst team with 1-5-4 stats. Today, key midfielder Brazilian Gomes (21/2) is suspended, while long-term absences are Curinga (13/0), Ahokangas (9/0), Byskata (9/0), Valipakka (6/1), Ylimaki (4/0), Moilanen (4/0), and Haapiainen (3/0). I simply love this Ekenas. They are in a really strong mood, as they have seven consecutive wins and the previous defeat was ten games ago, when at the end of June, TPS was better by 3-1 in Turku. The Catalan coach Gabriel Xatart returned to the helm of the Tammisaari team and in his Barcelona style of play with a ball control game, they are extremely dangerous even on counterattacks, having the best defense in the league. In the July transfer window, Ekenas strengthened its team even more when Tiemoko Fofana (Haka) and returnee Lucas Kaufmann (Honka) arrived from the Veikkausliiga. The Ivorian striker Fofana has already managed to score four times and Kaufmann is a big piece in the structure of the game. They really invested in their team and they have a real foreign legion, whose only goal is to get into the Veikkausliiga. Together with Gnistan, they have the best defense in the league, and I think that will grab another important win.