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RoPS vs SJK preview

Veikkausliiga 30 September: RoPS vs SJK preview

RoPS vs SJK 18:30 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 2.03 – 3.10 – 3.70– Bet NOW at RedKings

This is an important match for both teams. RoPS still needs points to secure their 2nd position and thus qualify to Europe. They have a 7 point lead on KuPS and Ilves who want to get into Europe also. SJK have only a 2-point gap to the relegation play-out position so they need points urgently also.

RoPS has been a very good home team this season with a 9-2-3 record. With that they are the 2nd best home team in the league. In those 14 games, they have scored 19 and conceded only 7. Rovaniemi is a difficult place to play at.

SJK has been in trouble all season and not even the change in head coach or signing new players have made much of a difference. They are still close to relegation. From their last five games, they have only gotten 5 points. They have also been a poor away team with a 2-4-8 record.

The teams have met twice this season with both teams winning their home games.

Previous matches:

SJK 2-1 RoPS (This season)
RoPS 1-0 SJK (This season)

Highlights from their last matches – Click here.

RoPS team news:

Geffrard and Hämäläinen are out due to suspension. Their defense is weaker because of this.

SJK team news:

SJK will be without Tendeng, Malolo, Ions and Tikkanen.

Starting Line ups:

RoPS: Reguero – Hyvärinen, Järvenpää, Taiwo, Pyyny – Okkonen, Muinonen – Lappalainen, Lingman, Zeneli – Hambo
SJK: Aksalu – Sundman, Hurme, Kadio, Dorman – Klinga, Opiyo, Hetemaj – Tolonen, Winchester, Oliinyk

Prediction:

Both teams to score.