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Veikkausliiga 25 August: FC Inter vs RoPS

Veikkausliiga 25 August: FC Inter vs RoPS

FC Inter vs RoPS 17:00 Veritas Stadion, Turku
Odds 2.39 – 3.10 – 2.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

8th Placed FC Inter ended their unbeaten streak last week with a 0-1 loss against KuPS. Inter is now 11 points ahead of the relegation zone and as they won the Finnish Cup earlier and made it to Europe, their remaining matches are without pressure. RoPS has improved their form recently and with their seven points from their last three games, they are now only 5 points behind leaders HJK.

Inter deserved more from their game against KuPS. KuPS won the match with a penalty in the first half from one of their only chances of the game. In the second half Inter created a lot of chances and especially Mansally missed a sitter from 2 meters as he put the ball over the bar. He also missed a penalty with just a few minutes to go. FC Inter has sorted out their defense and overall play ever since Kari Virtanen came to help head coach John Allen. Virtanen was working in a similar role with IFK Mariehamn when they won the title so he knows what he is doing. At the same time Inter lost a lot of attacking power with Benjamin Källman moving to FC Dundee in the Scottish premier league. FC Inter has struggled at their home games this season and have a 3-2-6 home record. Last season they were 4-6-6 so they still have a bit to improve to match that.

RoPS is one of the best away teams in the league, or at least one that is the most difficult to beat. They have a 5-5-2 away record. Only leaders HJK have a better one. During the transfer window RoPS got striker Vahid Hambo and he has given their attack and new spark. He has already scored 2 goals in their 3 games. RoPS had a deserved 1-2 win against Lahti in the last round. They played really well against a tough opposition. RoPS defends well as a team and that also creates chances for the offense. RoPS has conceded that least amount of goals in the league this season (17)

Previous matches:

RoPS 0-1 Inter (This season)
Inter 3-3 RoPS(This season)

Inter team news:

Tatu Varmanen is a doubt

RoPS team news:

Juho Hyvärinen and Lassi Järvenpää are doubts.

Starting Line ups:

Inter: Koponen – Markkula, Mäntylä, Kamy, Penninkangas – Mäkitalo, Guevara, Kairinen – Ojala, Furuholm, Mansally
RoPS: Reguero – Taiwo, Väisänen, Hämäläinen, Muinonen – Lingman, Zeneli – Moraes, Roiha, Lappalainen – Hambo

Prediction:

Home win