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Veikkausliiga 27 May: RoPS vs KuPS

Veikkausliiga 27 May: RoPS vs KuPS

RoPS vs KuPS 17:00 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 3.15 – 3.10 – 2.20 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a big match for both traditional teams. RoPS beat JJK in the last game at home 2-1. At home they have been really strong. They lost their opening home game to Ilves but have since beaten FC Lahti, PS Kemi and JJK. On the road they struggle as they have only managed to beat Ilves and lost the other 3 games.

KuPS has had a good start to the season and are now on 2nd position in the league. They have a good balance in their team with good defense, midfield and offense. However they might start to struggle soon as they have been overloading certain players this season and they have not been able to rotate as much as would be possible. In their opening 8 games, they have basically used the same 13 players. A couple of other have gotten some minutes but the same 13 players have appeared in almost every game. In a league like Veikkausliiga, keeping a good level with so few players is difficult. KuPS will be without main striker Salami who is suspended.

Last season RoPS won in the league cup. In the league both teams won once in Rovaniemi and in Kuopio, the points were shared. Before that one win for KuPS in Rovaniemi, the home team had always won the match in 12 straight games between the teams.

Starting line ups:
RoPS: Reguero – Järvenpää, Tatomirovic, Hämäläinen, Addy – Kaita, Nurmela – Ylätupa, Muinonen, Stavitski – Eze
KuPS: Virtanen – Rannankari, Boxall, Egwuekwe, Sorsa – Reuben, Saxman – Niskanen, Purje, Duah – Mäkelä

Prediction:

There is value in the home win here. KuPS without main striker Salami and both Savolainen and Nissilä start from the bench so their offense will struggle to score a goal here. RoPS Draw no bet as 0-0 is an option