UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 25 August: RoPS vs FC Inter - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 25 August: RoPS vs FC Inter

Veikkausliiga 25 August: RoPS vs FC Inter

RoPS vs FC Inter 17:00 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 3.15 – 3.20 – 2.16 – Bet NOW at RedKings

RoPS got good wins against Mariehamn and HJK but then lost their main game against HIFK. They are currently 9th with 28th points. FC Inter got an impressive 1-5 win over PS Kemi in the last round and are now 2 points ahead of RoPS on 7th position.

RoPS has had a roller coaster season with players coming and going. Now unfortunately they had a key player going as their main striker Emenike Eze moved to Austria and Sturm Graz. On top of this they lost to HIFK who is currently their main competitor as they are still in the relegation zone and RoPS with PS Kemi the closest teams. Despite losing several players, RoPS has been able to play competitively this season. They are a young, talented squad and they have a clear way of playing. They are difficult to beat. Especially at home where they are 6-1-4 this season.  In this match though, losing Eze will hurt as they do not have a another good striker to replace him. It is not hard to predict that they will find scoring difficult.

FC Inter were missing several key players from their last game but were still able to defeat PS Kemi easily. They have the quality and they have the confidence to beat any team. They still have a good chance to get into Europe as they are only 6 points from the Top-3 position but this would require them to start collecting 3 points from games like this. FC Inter will miss Philip Njoku who is suspended and Niko Markkula, Guy Gnabouyou, Kevin Mombilo, Mika Ojala, Lucas Garcia and Njazi Kuqi who are all injured. They will get back Timo Furuholm and Mika Mäkitalo.

The teams have met twice this season. Inter won the opening round game 6-2 in Turku but RoPS won the next match in Rovaniemi 2-0. It has been over 2 years since Inter last won in Rovaniemi (23.4.2015 0-4).

Starting line ups:
RoPS: Reguero – Nurmela, Tatomirovic, Hämäläinen, Hyvärinen – Will, Okkonen – Stavitski, Muinonen, Lappalainen – Tukiainen
Inter: Moisander – Kanakoudis, Mäntylä, Alan Henrique, Varmanen – Mäkitalo, Nyman, Kauppi – Faubert, Källman, Kandji

Prediction:

Inter did score 5 against Kemi but RoPS defense should be better. Under 2.5 goals and a draw