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Veikkausliiga 31 July: JJK vs RoPS

Veikkausliiga 31 July: JJK vs RoPS

JJK vs RoPS 18:30 Vaajakoski, Jyväskylä
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This match is played again in Vaajakoski which is not their normal home stadium. They will go back to “Harju” in their next home game. JJK is currently bottom of the league with only 1 win so far. They are 6 point behind HIFK and they will chase them to have any chance of surviving the league. From a direct survival they are already 13 points so that might be a stretch. RoPS is currently that team on 10th position.

JJK has struggled all season in scoring goals and also conceding too many. To try to change their fate of relegation, they got striker Sasa Jovovic from AC Oulu and  defender Hindrek Ojamaa to help them. This will be their home debut. JJK already showed in their last match that they have not given up. They were 1-0 behind VPS at half time but managed to come back and get a fighting draw against one of the top teams in Finland at the moment. They will want to continue this against RoPS who is now one of their main targets. A win here would cut down the deficit on direct survival to 10 points.

RoPS has had an inconsistent season but it was a bit expected due to having so many young players in the team. They got  a couple of more experienced players during this transfer window so they will expect their position to improve. They are now without a win in their last 4 games but 3 of those were draws. They also deserved something more against SJK in the last game but had to suffer a 1-2 home loss. On the road they have struggled as they have beaten only Ilves so far. From this game they will miss only Cem Felek who flew to Germany to have an operation to fix arrhythmia in his heart.

The earlier game between the teams ended 2-1 for RoPS in Rovaniemi.

Starting line ups:
JJK: Marttinen – Ojamaa, Tapaninen, Nieminen, Abdi – Manninen, Leppänen, Poutiainen, Kari – Etock, Jovovic
RoPS: Reguero – Hyvärinen, Tatomirovic, Väisänen, Nurmela – Trafford, Okkonen – Gonzalez, Muinonen, Roiha – Eze


Both teams to score