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Veikkausliiga 14 August: HJK vs RoPS

Veikkausliiga 14 August: HJK vs RoPS

HJK vs RoPS 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
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Leaders HJK are coming from an impressive 0-6 win over SJK and have now an 11 point lead. RoPS managed to stop their winless streak also in the last round as they defeated IFK Mariehamn 3-0.

HJK has been quite impressive all season. They struggled a bit in scoring goals after they sold their top goalscorer Alfredo Morelos and Atomu Tanaka got injured but the win over SJK seems to have erased all those worries. At home they have been excellent as they are the only team with no home losses with 8 wins and 2 draws. The best part is that in those 10 games, they have conceded only 2 goals. Tanaka and Peiponen are still out from this match.

RoPS got a good 3-0 over IFK Mariehamn in the last match which would have given a boost to the team. However after that there has been some movement within the club as their new signing Charlie Trafford was already sold to Inverness in Scotland. He will still play this match but how “strong” will he play? Also their main striker Eze might be moving abroad so RoPS has some selection issues. They already acted to replace these players as Nathaniel Will will join the team on Monday to act as replacement for Trafford. They also signed Ghanaian forward Glenn Gabriel who has played in England, Germany and Cyprus. RoPS has relied on their home form this season as they have won only once on the road this season. RoPS will miss Felek, Heikkilä, Lappalainen and Järvenpää

The teams met in Rovaniemi earlier in the season with HJK winning 1-4. Last season the first two matches ended in a draw with HJK winning the last match in Helsinki 2-1.

Starting line ups:
HJK: Dähne – Rafinha, Obilor, Jalasto, Pirinen – Annan, Dahlström – Mensah, Valencic, Pelvas – Bougouhi
RoPS: Reguero – Hyvärinen, Hämäläinen, Tatomirovic, Nurmela – Trafford, Okkonen – Roiha, Muinonen, Stavitski – Eze

Prediction:

Anything else than an atleast 2 goal win for HJK would be a surprise but main pick both teams to score.