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Veikkausliiga 21 June: PS Kemi vs RoPS

Veikkausliiga 21 June: PS Kemi vs RoPS

PS Kemi vs RoPS 17:30 Sauvosaari, Kemi
Odds 3.40 – 3.20 – 2.07 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is he Northern Derby “Jänkä-Derby” between the two most northern teams in the Veikkausliiga. PS Kemi is currently on 11th position with 11 points. RoPS has had an exceptional season and are on 2nd position with 27 points. This is a big game for PS Kemi and there will be a lot of entertainment before and after this match. They will expect to break their attendance record and they expect to get at least 3500 spectators to this match. The atmosphere in the match should be amazing.

This match is played on natural grass. The pitch is a bit smaller than normally and not completely even. RoPS plays on artificial turf, but they have been practicing on natural grass this week.

PS Kemi might be on 11th position but they have been in good form recently. They have gotten 7 points from their last 4 games but more importantly they have conceded only 3 goals in those 4 games with two clean sheets. Defense was the weak part for PS Kemi at the beginning of the season so they feel confident now to play their own game.  PS Kemi is 1-2-4 at home this season, but actually that record is 1-1-1 as they did not get to play on their home stadium at Sauvosaari until June. All the games prior to this were played outside of Kemi. With their defense getting better, PS Kemi has become more of a 1-0 type of team than a 3-2 type of team. This should be taken into consideration when making bets. Of course this is a derby game so anything can happen.

RoPS is coming off from two great wins against VPS and IFK Mariehamn. In both of those matches, they played without a clear striker but still managed to win. With HJK drawing their last two games, RoPS actually has a chance to cut the deficit. They are still 9 points behind but RoPS has played two games less. Beating their northern rivals would be a big boost for their Euro Cup hopes. They will also be boosted with the return of their striker legend, Aleksandr “Boris” Kokko. He returns after playing the past two seasons abroad. He will not be eligible to play in this match, but the other forwards will want to put in a good show in order to save their place in the line-up.

Previous matches:

RoPS 3-0 PS Kemi (This season)
RoPS 1-2 PS Kemi (This season Cup)

RoPS 0-1 PS Kemi  (Last season)
PS Kemi 1-1 RoPS  (Last season)
RoPS 3-1 PS Kemi (Last season)

PS Kemi team news:

Keaton Isaksson, Victor Shevchenko and Kevin Mombilo are doubts. Justus Lehto is suspended and definitely out.

RoPS team news:

Both strikers Simo Roiha and Filip Ivanovski are available. Agnaldo Moraes is still a doubt.

Starting Line ups:

Kemi: Forsman – Ölander, Abubakr, Kaljumäe, Manev – Esposito, Vidjeskog, Guevara, Isaksson – Mäkelä, Tano
RoPS: Reguero – Järvenpää, Väisänen, Hämäläinen, Taiwo – Okkonen, Wato kuate – Heikkilä, Lingman, Lappalainen – Ivanovski

Prediction:

Main pick is both teams to score.