UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 12 May: RoPS 1-0 FC Lahti - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 12 May: RoPS 1-0 FC Lahti

Veikkausliiga 12 May: RoPS vs FC Lahti

RoPS vs FC Lahti 18:30 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 2.77 – 3.05 – 2.50 – Bet NOW at RedKings

RoPS started the season badly with 2 heavy losses, they then improved by beating Ilves and PS Kemi but in the last round they were deservedly beaten by HIFK 1-0. They are currently on 9th position with 6 points. FC Lahti is a bit surprisingly the only undefeated team in the league with 2 wins and 3 draws. They have a very good defense and now with the Brazilian Stenio scoring goals, they have a decent offense as well. If FC Lahti can continue the way they are playing, they can find themselves high up at the standings when the season ends. They have only had 2 home games so far where they drew with JJK and beat SJK. You should not look at those games too closely as the pitch was in awful condition and you could not really play proper football there. Away from home they have been solid as they drew with SJK and Ilves before beating HIFK. As a big loss for their offense though, they lost Hendrik Helmke due to injury in the last game when he collided with SJK defender Marc Vales.

Last season RoPS beat FC Lahti 2 times and one match ended 0-0. In the past two seasons, FC Lahti has only beaten RoPS once.

Muinonen, Tukiainen, Taylor and Okkonen are doubts for RoPS . FC Lahti will be without Igor Jovanovic, Masa Malen and long term injured Pavel Osipov. Hendrik Helmke who got injured in the last match has recovered and is available.

You can read more about RoPS – HERE.

You can read more about FC Lahti – HERE.

Starting line ups:
RoPS: Reguero – Väisänen, Tatomirovic, Hämäläinen, Addy – Järvenpää, Ylätupa, Nurmela, Stavitski, Felek – Eze
FC Lahti: Vasiutin – Sesay, Taimi, Kärkkäinen, Hauhia – Helmke, Paananen, Nazimov, Hostikka – Simonovski, Stenio

Prediction:

RoPS is missing so many players so the main pick FC Lahti to win.