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Veikkausliiga 4 June: RoPS vs HJK – Pick lost

Veikkausliiga 4 June: RoPS vs HJK

RoPS vs HJK 18:30 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 8.50 – 4.50 – 1.33 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Traditionally this is a big game and now maybe even more so with RoPS acquiring quite a few young players from HJK and also HJK getting Juha Pirinen from RoPS during pre-season. Also Moshtagh Yaghoubi and Faith Friday Obilor have been key players with RoPS during previous years. Both teams thus know each other well.

RoPS is a young team with a lot of talent. With injuries though their game has been very inconsistent. At best they can beat any team and then lose the next game with a not so good performance. At home though they have been strong and difficult to beat. They will have all the same players available as in their last game so no help from the injury list.

HJK finally started playing like they should in the last game where they beat SJK 6-0 at home. Not sure if it is a coincidence that this happened at the same time as Yaghoubi returned from injury. They will now want to bring that confidence and game play into this match despite the long trip they had to travel here. HJK has not been that good on the road as they have been at home. They are 2-3-1 on the road this season with only 1 win with more than 1 goal. HJK has scored the most amount of goals in the league but usually those goals have come in the same match so goal scoring has not been consistent. Defense though has been phenomenal. They have only conceded 5 goals all season and are now on a 485 minute run of no goals conceded. HJK has all players available.

Last season the teams met 3 times with the first two matches ending in a draw and the last one HJK won 2-1 in Helsinki

Starting line ups:
RoPS: Reguero – Nurmela, Tatomirovic, Hämäläinen, Addy – Kaita, Järvenpää – Ylätupa, Roiha, Stavitski – Eze
HJK: Dähne – Pirinen, Jalasto, Patronen, Rafinha – Mosa, Annan – Tanaka, Onovo, Mensah – Morelos


The odds are a bit too low for HJK considering that they have beaten only JJK away and were a bit lucky to beat PS Kemi. This game is much more difficult and the games between these teams are usually quite close. +1.25 AH for RoPS is our initial pick. Also as a side bet we will try “Highest scoring half” – 1st half. Both teams have scored more goals in the first half than the 2nd.