Thursday 12 Jul

Kups vs. Copenhagen Match Preview

12 Jul 2018 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Qualification
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Qualification

Kuopio PS

  • L
  • D
  • L
  • D
  • W


16:00 GMT
12 July 2018

FC Copenhagen

  • W
  • L
  • L
  • D
  • W

16:00 GMT 12 July 2018

The Kups vs. Copenhagen match will be played on Thursday, July 12, at the Savon Savomat Arena, Kuopio. This is the first leg of UEFA Europa League first round qualifying between the Finnish Kups and Danish Copenhagen. Kups finished second in the Finish league in the previous season, while Copenhagen finished fourth in the Danish league. Danish league has yet to start, while Kups is currently fourth in the Finish league with 29 points after 19 rounds.


  • Kups recorded only one victory in their last five league games. Their last three games ended with less than 2.5 goals scored.
  • Copenhagen won only one out of the four friendly games they played after the end of Danish Superliga season. However, only five days ago, they defeated CSKA Moscow by 4:1.


The upcoming game will be the first ever played between these two teams.


Kups is trying to end the season inside the top three teams and qualify for Europa League once again. However, they are fourth on the table at the moment, with six points behind the second-placed Rops, while they are trailing 13 points behind the leaders and the best Finnish team at the moment, HJK. Since this is the first qualifying round, Kups wasn't lucky, because they will play against Copenhagen, that is usually playing in the Champions League. However, Kups will not be intimidated by their opponents and their European experience and they will do everything in their power to survive the upcoming game.

Latest matches: Kuopio PS

04.07.2018 Veik FC Inter Turku Kuopio PS 0:1 W
30.06.2018 Veik Kuopio PS Seinajoen JK 1:1 D
25.06.2018 Veik FC Lahti Kuopio PS 1:0 L
20.06.2018 Veik Kuopio PS HJK Helsinki 2:2 D
16.06.2018 Veik FC Honka Kuopio PS 2:1 L


Copenhagen failed to win the title in Denmark in the previous season and they will try to qualify for Europa League at all costs. Kups is one of the hardest opponents they could get in the first round of qualifying phase, but they will do everything in their power to win the match in the end as well.

Latest matches: FC Copenhagen

07.07.2018 Club CSKA Moscow FC Copenhagen 1:4 W
04.07.2018 Club NK Maribor FC Copenhagen 0:0 D
01.07.2018 Club SK Sturm Graz FC Copenhagen 1:0 L
27.06.2018 Club FC Copenhagen Lyngby BK 2:3 L
25.05.2018 Supe FC Copenhagen AGF Aarhus 4:1 W


We believe that the match will be tight and  that we will see under 2.5 goals during the game.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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