HJK vs RoPS
Date: Friday, 21st September 2018
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 16:30 CET
Venue: Telia 5G-Areena (Helsinki).
Despite sitting at 1 and 2 on the log, this match cannot be called as a title decider as HJK have a massive 9 point lead as we approach the final month of the Finnish league season.
Furthermore, HJK have an extra game in hand and 10 points from remaining 6 confirm back-to-back title victory.
HJK has been in fine form as well and they come into this match on the back of 4 wins with clean sheet.
Rovaniemi’s form is not bad either and they are on a 7 match unbeaten run (4 wins, 3 draws).
However, the Toni Koskela’s team had plenty of problems at the back in recent away trips. The team is still unbeaten in last 4 visits winning half of those games, but conceded 6 goals in the process.
RoPS is in a fine position to match their best league finish when they were runners-up to SJK in 2015.
HJK vs RoPS Head-to-head
The teams met at this same venue in the first week of August. It was a thriller ended 2-2 all square.
HJK had won 3 of the previous 5 against RoPS and lost the other 2.
Seven of their last 8 h2h meetings saw both teams scoring and 6 among them recorded over 2.5 goals.
RoPS enjoyed considerable success in recent away visits to HJK after losing just of the last 7 (3 wins, 3 draws).
HJK vs RoPS Prediction
Neutrals will get to enjoy a thrilling encounter with both teams garnering massive momentum from positive results in past few weeks.
HJK are poised to run away with the title anyway, but expect RoPS to come hard at them. The visitors do have a good h2h record here and this is expected to be a wide open contest.
HJK vs RoPS Betting Tips
Both teams to Score priced at 13/10 (2.30) is a banker.
I wouldn’t hesitate to place an equal stake on Over 2.5 ft goals priced at 11/10 (2.10).