UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 10 August: RoPS vs IFK Mariehamn - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 10 August: RoPS vs IFK Mariehamn

Veikkausliiga 10 August: RoPS vs IFK Mariehamn

RoPS vs IFK Mariehamn 18:30 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 2.80 – 3.15 – 2.40 – Bet NOW at RedKings

RoPS who are 10th in the league with 22 points will host IFK Mariehamn who are 5 points ahead of them on 8th position. Neither team has won a match in their last 5 games.

RoPS has had a roller coaster season. They are capabale of excellent football but the level of play changes too much even inside the game. A good example is what happened in their last game against KuPS. In the first half they played good football and kept KuPS in check and went into half time at 0-0. Then in the 2nd half everything went to shit and they ended up losing 3-0. If they could keep that first half level in all games, they could challenge any team in this league. They rely heavily on their home form where they have earned 16 out of their 22 points. They will still miss Cam Felek and Aapo Heikkilä from this match.

Reigning champions IFK Mariehamn have also been playing badly. They only have 1 loss from their last 5 games but no wins. When you add the fact that they lost 9-0 to Legia Warsaw on aggregate in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers, they had a bad July. They also rely heavily on their home form as 20 of their 27 points have come at home. For this match they get some new blood as they just signed a Czech midfielder Filip Hlupik and he is available for this match.

The teams have met once this season with Mariehamn winning 2-1 at home. Last season Mariehamn won the first match at home 1-0 and the two other match in Rovaniemi ended in a draw.

Starting line ups:
RoPS: Reguero – Nurmela, Tatomirovic, Hämäläinen, Järvenpää – Okkonen, Trafford – Stavitski, Muinonen, Roiha – Eze
MIFK: Vaikla – Mäenpää, Friberg Da Cruz, Kojola, Granlund – Sellin, Petrovic, Dafaa, Span – Sid, Kangaskolkka

Prediction:

Main pick is under 2.5 goals and this match could end in a draw.