HIFK vs RoPS
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Sunday, 21 July 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Telia 5G-Areena (Helsinki).
The hosts will be coming into the clash on the back of a disappointing trip on the road, which saw them get thrashed by a 3-0 scoreline against second-placed Honka.
The squad managed to keep slightly better possession of the ball in that game but were utterly dismal in the attacks that they initiated. They made just four feeble attempts at goal in total, none of which managed to work the goalkeeper.
The visitors suffered a similar fate in their recent game against Scottish outfit Aberdeen, in the Europa League Qualifiers, with the final scores reading 2-1 at the end of the final whistle.
Their last trip on the road in the league against Honka finished in a 1-0 defeat for them as well and will be hoping to finally bounce back with a win in the clash on Sunday.
Both the teams are level on points in the table with fifteen points. The hosts, however, are placed above their counterparts solely on goal difference.
HIFK vs RoPS Head to head (h2h)
- RoPS have five wins to their name so far, while HIFK have two less.
- Their last encounter finished 1-0 in favor of RoPS.
- Three out of their last five meetings have seen just one team score.
- Five out of their last nine h2h clashes have ended in a tie.
HIFK vs RoPS Prediction
The hosts are likely to edge it past their foes when they square up against each other at the Telia 5G-Areena this weekend.
The home team saw their four-match unbeaten streak come to a halt in their last game and will be keen to return to winning ways at the earliest. The squad have scored five goals in their last five games, and have conceded just thrice.
The visitors have succumbed to a loss on three occasions in their last five outings, and have conceded twice as much as they have netted.
Their current run of form does not look convincing enough by any means, so expect the hosts to be the ones to come out on top to bag all three points.
HIFK vs RoPS Betting tips
Full-time Result: HIFK @ 2.37 (11/8)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.47 (5/11).