UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 8 April: RoPS vs IFK Mariehamn - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 8 April: RoPS vs IFK Mariehamn

Veikkausliiga 8 April: RoPS vs IFK Mariehamn

RoPS vs IFK Mariehamn 17:00 Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
Odds 2.73 – 3.10 – 2.50 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the opening game for the team to the 2018 Veikkausliiga season. RoPS finished 7th last season and they should be fighting for similar positions also this season. IFK Mariehamn had to settle for 5th after their last match of last season and they are hoping on improving that.

RoPS team news:

RoPS starts the season with a new head coach and with some new players. Despite losing head coach Juha Malinen to the Finland U-21 team the team still looks a bit stronger this season. In the Finnish Cup they were ok but the team still has plenty to prove. They might lack consistency but they will take some points while being the underdog, especially at home where they were 9-1-7 last season.

IFK Mariehamn team news:

Mariehamn lost out of the Euro Cup places last seasons after they lost to Ilves at home in their final match. This was very disappointing and the team will want to fix this. The team has changed a lot so do not expect them to click from the start. At least their pre-season has been below par. After some good games, they have lost surprisingly like for instance to EIF in the Finnish Cup. Even their friendlies have left a lot to prove. Their biggest problem was scoring goals last season as behind Kangaskolkka they did not have enough fire power. This season might be similar despite them signing some flair in the form of Julio Cesar. It might be a tough year for the islanders.

Starting Line ups:

RoPS:
MIFK:

Prediction:

RoPS draw no bet is the main pick.