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Veikkausliiga 25 April: RoPS vs FC Lahti

Veikkausliiga 25 April: RoPS vs FC Lahti

RoPS vs FC Lahti 18:30 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 2.27 – 3.10 – 3.05 – Bet NOW at RedKings

The only undefeated teams in the league meet up in the north on Wednesday. The surprise team RoPS leads the league after winning all their matches so far and without conceding a goal. FC Lahti is 5 points behind RoPS but they have played 1 game less.

RoPS has started the season amazingly well. They have changed their playing system from last season to have more ball possession and so far this has worked. RoPS has some good players in crucial positions like goalkeeper Reguero, left back Taiwo, Defensive midfielder Kuate and offensive players Lappalainen and Lingman. Their playing style is well thought out and they are difficult to break down. They do not have many weaknesses except maybe the striker position. They are lacking a clear main striker who could score 10-15 goals this season. The other potential weakness is their depth. Their starting eleven is strong but when there are a lot of games in a row and rotation is needed, the quality of their bench is still untested. This match will be their 4th match in 11 games so this could be the match where it gets tested.

FC Lahti kept most of their players from last season but until they secured their goalkeeper from last season Vasyutin, they looked much weaker. Vasyutin started their last match against Ilves and his composure helped Lahti win that match. He made a couple of gamesavers and when players know they can trust their goalkeeper, they play with more confidence. This exactly happened against Ilves where they played half of the match with 10 players but still managed to keep a clean sheet and win 2-0. With Vasyutin in goal, FC Lahti can chase again the Top-4 positions this season.

RoPS team news:

Hämäläinen and Hyvärinen are doubts for this match.

FC Lahti team news:

FC Lahti will miss both strikers Anier (suspended) and Stenio (injured). They will also be without Gela, Laaksonen and Sadat who are injured. Tiainen and Pakkanen are out for a longer time period.

Starting Line ups:

RoPS: Reguero – Hyvärinen, Väisänen, Geffrard, Taiwo – Okkonen, Wato – Muinonen, Moraes, Heikkilä – Roiha
Lahti: Shishkovski – Sesay, Taimi, Voutilainen, Hauhia – Jovanovic, Paananen – Hertsi, Osipov, Dmitrijev – Hostikka

Prediction:

When two defensive teams meet, you cannot expect many goals, especially as both have striker problems. Under 2.25 AH goals.