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Veikkausliiga 26 July: RoPS vs FC Inter

Veikkausliiga 26 July: RoPS vs FC Inter

RoPS vs FC Inter 18:30 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 2.11 – 3.20 – 3.20 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Second placed RoPS will host the Finnish Cup champions FC Inter in Rovaniemi. Both teams are in decent form having won their last game. Inter, who are currently 8th are actually on a two game winning streak having beaten both FC Lahti and SJK in their last two games. The teams have met once this season in Turku with the match ending 3-3.

RoPS has had a lot of injury problems and other player issues recently but they have still managed to play on a high level. In their last game, they beat SJK 1-0 at home. At home they have been in really good form as they are the second best home team with a 7-1-2 record. Their ball possession type of game has been very difficult to handle for many teams. Their defense has been excellent together with the best goalkeeper in the league Antonio Reguero. RoPS has conceded only 13 goals in 20 games so far. They have kept 13 clean sheets this season.

RoPS is a very familiar team for FC Inter coaches John Allen, Kari Virtanen and Jani Meriläinen as they have all either played or coached them in the past. FC Inter is finally seeing improvement in their game. They defend more organised than in the beginning of the season and you cannot get similar type of counter attacking chances as you did before. This is why Inter has won their last two games and they look good to get into the Top-6. Inter has been very good in their away games so far this season with a 4-3-3 record. That is the 5th best away record in the league. They are currently undefeated in their last 4 away games with 2 wins and 2 draws.

Previous matches:

FC Inter 3-3 RoPS (This season)

RoPS team news:

RoPS will be without Lassi Lappalainen, Juho Hyvärinen and Aleksandr Kokko. Their new signing Giorgi Gorozia should be available.

FC Inter team news:

Inter will be without injured Henrik Moisander and suspended Abdoulie Mansally. They will also be without Finland U19 international Albion Ademi and Mika Ojala will also be out.

Starting Line ups:

RoPS: Reguero – Järvenpää, Väisänen, Hämäläinen, Taiwo – Moraes, Muinonen, Okkonen, Lingman – Roiha, Ivanovski
Inter: Koponen – Penninkangas, Kamy, Mäntylä, Hoskonen – Viholainen, Kuningas, Mäkitalo, Mäenpää – Järvistö, Furuholm

Prediction:

Inter is expected to play a similar defensive game as SJK did against RoPS and look for counter attacking options. There should not be many goals. Most probable outcomes are 0-0, 1-1, 1-0 or 0-1.