UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 5 August: KuPS vs RoPS - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 5 August: KuPS vs RoPS

Veikkausliiga 5 August: KuPS vs RoPS

KuPS vs RoPS 17:00 Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
Odds 1.48 – 4.00 – 6.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a traditional rivalry game between two traditional clubs. KuPS is currently 6th with 27 points. They are 4 points from a Top-3 position. RoPS is currently 10th with 22 points. They have a 8-point difference to the relegation zone and to HIFK who have played one game more.

KuPS lost their last game on Monday against SJK 1-0 with the goal coming from one defensive mistake. They did not play well but neither bad in that match. They are hoping to move a bit better in this match to secure the 3 points. At home they have a 3-3-3 record this season. For this game they will get back their captain Sebastian Sorsa from injury but they will miss their key central midfielder Reuben Gabriel due to suspension.

RoPS has only lost once in their last 5 matches but they have not won a game for over a month. They played their first 14 games of the season without a draw but have now drawn 4 times in their last 5 games. They fight well but cannot find the final touch to get the 3 points. In their last match against JJK, they had a poor first half but improved in the 2nd half and managed to get a draw. Their head coach Malinen though was not that happy and said that there might be big changes here. He has all players available except Cem Felek and Aapo Heikkilä.

KuPS won the first match in Rovaniemi with a late goal by Ats Purje. Last season both teams won once in Rovaniemi with the match in Kuopio ending in a draw.

Starting line ups:
KuPS: Virtanen – Sorsa, Coulibaly, Boxall, Nissinen – Savolainen, Saxman – Niskanen, Pennanen, Nissilä – Purje
RoPS: Reguero – Väisänen, Hyvärinen, Tatomirovic, Nurmela – Trafford, Okkonen – Roiha, Muinonen, Lappalainen – Eze

Prediction:

The odds are too low for the home side, RoPS can take something from this match. Our initial pick is RoPS +1AH