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Veikkausliiga 26 June: RoPS vs Ilves

Veikkausliiga 26 June: RoPS vs Ilves

RoPS vs Ilves 18:30 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 2.90 – 3.10 – 2.34 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Two very inconsistent teams facing each other after Finnish Midsummer weekend. RoPS has a young team and their inconsistency was expected. They have been a good home team but on the road they have struggled. In their last home game they beat FC Inter 2-0 but then in their next away game they lost to VPS 1-0. At home RoPS is 4-0-3 and on the road 1-0-5. Their only away win actually came against Ilves so the visitors have a score to settle. For this game, RoPS has a healthy squad and they have been training normally. As an oddity, RoPS is still without a draw in the league.

Ilves has also been inconsistent and no one expected that from them as they have been predicted to be fighting for Euro Cup places this season. Of course they are tied in points to 3rd position at the moment but their performances against the bottom teams have been poor. Their biggest problem has been their defense that has not been at the same level as last season. In their last 3 games though they have been focusing on this and that has given them 7 points out of 9 without conceding a goal. Ilves has taken this game especially seriously and they travelled to Rovaniemi already on Sunday.

RoPS beat Ilves 0-2 in the first game of the season. Last season both teams won 1 home game and one match in Tampere ended in a draw.

Starting line ups:
RoPS: Reguero – Väisänen, Tatomirovic, Hämäläinen, Addy – Okkonen, Muinonen – Ylätupa, Taylor, Stavitski – Eze
Ilves: Hilander – Aspegren, Tanska, Miettunen, Hynynen – Ayarna, Siira – Järvinen, Tendeng, Ala-Myllymäki – Tuco

Prediction:

This is going to be a tight, low scoring game. Ilves defense looks good and RoPS defense looks good now. 0-0, 0-1, 1-0 and 1-1 possible scores. We will stick with under 2.5 goals.