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Finnish Cup 9 February: AC Oulu vs RoPS

Finnish Cup 9 February: AC Oulu vs RoPS

RoPS vs AC Oulu 17:30 Arina Arena, Oulu
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Despite this being a home match for RoPS, it is played in Oulu as the indoors playing field in Rovaniemi is not long enough. RoPS is a Veikkausliiga team and AC Oulu plays in Ykkönen for the upcoming season.

RoPS has already played twice in the Finnish Cup this season. They easily beat Kakkonen team MuSa in Pori 0-6 but then surprisingly lost in the Northern Finland Derby game to Veikkausliiga rivals PS Kemi 1-2. PS Kemi had more desire in that match to win that game and this is something that RoPS needs to look at. RoPS will still rotate players on different positions in this Finnish Cup competition as their main target is to prepare for the new season. They will have everyone else available in this match except CB Juuso Hämäläinen who got a slight knock in training and is kept back as a precaution.

AC Oulu has played only one game so far in the Finnish Cup. They beat fellow Ykkönen side AC Kajaani 3-4 away from home. AC Oulu is one of the top teams in Ykkönen again this season but in that first game they made many mistakes defensively. Offenively though they were very strong with especially Alberto Morin in fine form scoring 2 goals. AC Oulu will miss for sure Driton Shala from this match. The playing condition of other players will be known just prior to the match.

Starting Line ups:
RoPS: Reguero – Järvenpää, Väisänen, Geffrard, Segava – Okkonen, Muinonen – Moraes, Lingman, Lappalainen – Roiha
Oulu: Lindholm – Nurmos, Leppälä, Heikkinen, Tangko – Jair, Järvi, Josue, Gullsten – Lappalainen, Morin


There should be goals in this match so both teams to score for accumulators and over 2.5 goals.