Honka vs RoPS
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Tapiolan Urheilupuisto (Espoo).
Despite playing a game fewer, Honka has the same number of points as toppers, Inter Turku. With them having the home advantage in this next fixture, fans will surely be hoping for their team to take the pole position.
The last day, the squad fought hard for a win on the road against HJK. The first half had ended goalless, and things looked as if points might be shared between the two groups with a 0-0 scoreline. But in the 79th minute, Juha Hakola chipped in with the winner to keep their assault on Inter very much alive.
RoPS too recorded a road win the last day. Lahti got a shock right away with an early goal, and though the hosts tried their best, Rovaniemi held on to the lead. In the second half, they added one more to raise the lead to 2-0.
Later, the visiting defense did a good job in protecting their winning position, as the home team found the back of the net in the 72nd minute. The tie ended with a 1-2 scorecard.
Honka vs RoPS Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both teams found the back of the net in the last five matches.
- Four of the last six clashes saw Honka conceding two or more goals.
- The hosts registered six of the last seven wins at this venue.
- Eight of the last eleven encounters at this stadium saw the home team keeping clean sheets.
Honka vs RoPS Prediction
Honka comes from the top-most tier of the table, and shares the same number of points with the current pole-position-holder, in spite of having played a game fewer. On the other hand, RoPS comes from the bottom-most position, and on top of that, they are on the road.
H2h ties show that both teams have had even experiences recently, but it vastly shifts in Honka’s favor, once this particular venue is factored in. Six of the last seven wins at this stadium went to the hosts, and they were also able to keep clean sheets in eight of their last eleven such attempts.
Going on, the last Rovaniemi won at this ground was five years back, and the biggest loss they faced here was 9-0.
With the first spot of the table up for grabs, count on the home team to take advantage of this upcoming tie.
Honka vs RoPS Betting Tips
Honka to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
The Hosts to Open the Scoring @ 1.40 (2/5).