UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 20 October: RoPS vs IFK Mariehamn - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 20 October: RoPS vs IFK Mariehamn

Veikkausliiga 20 October: RoPS vs IFK Mariehamn

RoPS vs IFK Mariehamn 18:30 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 2.63 – 3.30 – 2.40 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Only the away team has a stake in this match but RoPS will make a big party out of this game. It is their last home game of the season but also the last home game where their head coach Juha Malinen is still in charge of the team as he is taking over the head coach position at Finland U-21. They have a lot of activities in this match so plenty of fans are expected. IFK Mariehamn is still fighting for a place to Europe. They are 5th with a worse goal difference to FC Lahti. They need to earn 1 point more than Lahti in the final two games.

RoPS has had its ups and downs this season and right now they are on a high having won 2 and drawn 2 of their last 4 matches. This good form has unexpectedly given them a chance to get into the top-6 (extra home game next season). They are 4 points behind SJK but this form they could even catch them. RoPS has been a good home team this season with a 9-1-6 record. RoPS has all players available for the first time this season.

IFK Mariehamn is battling still for a Euro Cup position but their away form is poor. They are currently the worst away team in the league. If they would have gotten a few more wins on the road, they would be already safe to play in Europe next season. Mariehamn does not have any new injuries or suspensions.

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

Starting line-ups:
RoPS: Reguero – Järvenpää, Väisänen, Hämäläinen, Nurmela – Okkonen, Will – Stavitski, Muinonen, Lappalainen – Roiha
MIFK: Nordqvist – Granlund, Da Cruz, Kojola, Sparrdal Mantilla – Mattsson, Petrovic, Ekhalie, Span – Sid, Kangaskolkka

Prediction:

Considering the home form RoPS is on and the away form of MIFK, it is a surprise that Mariehamn is the favourite. RoPS Draw no bet is our pick.