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Veikkausliiga 7 September: RoPS vs PS Kemi

Veikkausliiga 7 September: RoPS vs PS Kemi

RoPS vs PS Kemi 18:30 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 1.87 – 3.40 – 3.80– Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a Northern Derby match – “Jänkä-Derby” between the two most northern teams in the Veikkausliiga. RoPS is currently 8th with 31 points and PS Kemi is 4 points behind them on 10th position.

RoPS has had a turbulent season when it comes to the players with many leaving the club and new coming in. Just before their last round win over FC Inter, they lost their top scorer and basically their only quality striker Eze who was sold to Sturm Graz in Austria. As the transfer window has been closed, they will have to fight the remaining games with the players they have. Their only strikers are Sakari Tukiainen and Simo Roiha who both have been criticized by the head coach Juha Malinen this season for inconsistency. Tukianen was on target against Inter in the last round with his first ever Veikkausliiga goal. RoPS is a good home team with a 7-1-4 record but they had many players with the youth international teams during the break who are now doubts. They do not have much width in their squad so this could be a loss. Timo Stavitski, Juho Hyvärinen, Anselmi Nurmela and Lassi Järvenpää all were with Finland youth teams that played early this week so they are doubts.

PS Kemi has had similar issues with their squad as they have lost players and new players have been coming in. They like to play nice football but sometimes they get hit at the back like against FC Inter 2 rounds ago when they lost 1-5. They then bounced back by defeating FC Lahti away from home so anything is possible with them. They also had some players out during international break and key central defender Aubrey David will be out as he played with Trinidad and Tobago. Also Finnish youth international Rasmus Karjalainen and Albion Ademi are doubts.

The teams have met twice this season in the league with RoPS winning their home game 3-1 and PS Kemi drawing the second match at home 1-1

Starting line ups:
RoPS: Reguero – Nurmela, Tatomirovic, Hämäläinen, Hyvärinen – Will, Okkonen – Stavitski, Muinonen, Lappalainen – Tukiainen
Kemi: Forsman – Mansally, Laitinen, Nurmos, Ojala – Guevara, Kaljumäe, Ademi – Karjalainen, Mosnikov, Tano


Both teams to score is our main pick