Match from round 35 that doesn’t decide anything. Both teams secured their stay in Premium Liiga for the next season and all they can do is just prove to each other who is better.
Focus on Paide Linnameeskond (6/10, 32pts.)
The team of Paide needs only a point to secure their 6th position on the table which should probably be considered a success following their long winless streak. To prove that they deserve this position they have two chances, against Tammeka, and in the last round against Jõhvi. Meelis Rooba will probably be happy to get the six points from these two matches, but his team will have to give it all. We can expect to see Palm on the goal, Leetma and Palatu in central defense, Koll and Kaldoja on the full-back positions. Reinsoo and Sinilaid should be used in central midfield, Paur and Goldberg on the flanks, and Tomson behind Rõivasepp in attack.
Key-man: Rasmus Tomson
In a season to forget, the captain Rasmus Tomson leads the scoring list for his team and his goals and assists will be expected in order to reach their aim.
Injuries and suspensions
Besides Indermitte and Mägi, the rest of the squad is available for selection.
Focus on Tartu JK Tammeka (8/10, 25pts.)
Theoretically, Tartu’s team can try and reach the 7th place, but in reality it will be very difficult task. They already achieved big thing by clinching the survival in Premium Liiga and everything more than that will be considered huge success. For the matc h against Paide we can expect to see Kütt back between the sticks, Lorenz and Kiidron in defense, Anderson and Naggel on the full back positions. Tekko and Marku Jõgi should be used in central midfield, Rääbis and Suurpere on the flanks, and Tiirik as usual behind Hurt in attack.
Key-man: Kristjan Tiirik
The captain will certainly give his best and will try to add to his 13 goals tally. He is also not shy in assisting having provided 5 assists so far this season. Definitely the man to watch from Tammeka’s side.
Injuries and suspensions
Paju and Tauts are suspended, while Tenno, Tutk, Hurt, Naggel, Kiidron and Tiirik should be cautious as they are one step away from suspension.
Throughout the whole season Paide’s policy was to concede less goals, paying special attention to their defense. Tammeka on the other hand are playing offensive football and will certainly try to give an attacking performance in the heart of Estonia.
Paide’s wins: 3
Tammeka’s wins: 2
Goals scored by Paide: 10
Goals scored by Tammeka: 8
Most prolific Premium Liiga scorer(s) in Paide’s rows: Rasmus Tomson (MF) 41 goals
Most prolific Premium Liiga scorer(s) in Tammeka's rows: Kristjan Tiirik (LMF) 54 goals
ODDS (the figures may be subject to variation)
THE REFEREES SQUAD
(statistics courtesy of Heigo Niilop)
The match will be conducted by Miko Pupart. He has been involved in 39 games in Premium Liiga in which he has shown 133 yellow cards and 13 red cards. Out of the red ones, 4 have been for a second warning during the match and 9 straight red cards.
Info about the match
The game will be played at Paide linnastaadion on Saturday, November 1. Kick-off is at 13:00. The entrance is for free and the game won’t be streamed.