愛沙甲 02:00 0 英弗勒特 - 派德
FC Infonet - Paide LM
Let's do another one. Infonet - Paide. I have made preview for this clash before and the odds were similar. Paide was huge underdog and I suggested Paide dc even though Infonet was beating everybody. And it was a hit. I explained it mostly from psychological point, as Paide is somehow extremely uncomfortable for Infonet. So I will not go over all of this again and tell you another story.
Like Kalju, Paide was in the cup final and for the amateur team as they are, coming back fit from this kind of intensive match is pretty much impossible. They left lot of energy in there and they will be tired today for sure. Paide got their first win of the season (i guess this sums up also how they are doing in league) in previous round beating Narva Trans at home 1-0. Trans had no chance to beat them. I think even they don't know why this happened and I started to compare those poor bastards to Infonet, who on paper should be clear winners, but can't handle this one team. Anyhow, Paide won, but not sure it was thanks to their good performance. Sure they got reasonable amount of confidence out of it. Against infonet they will miss their only scoring player, Zahhovaiko. Also drawing a parallel with Kalju, the whole mental strength of the team will be put on test when their leading player misses the match.
Infonet had time to rest, they have no missings and they are on the quest for gold medals. Ain't shitting you. This is their goal and they are capable to do so... right when they get SOMEONE TO SCORE for them. I am sorry, I am huge fan and this is frustrating for me. :) Because in back they are good. I mean really good. You just don't score against Infonet these days. I can't really put aside the whole Paide-curse, but in these conditions, on their new-old home, infonet is obligated to deliver it and by two goals at minimum. They did it previously this season winning away 4:2 after Paide had leveled the score in 88th minute and I think they can do it again today... hopefully without concedeing.