Lahti vs RoPS
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Monday, 20 August 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Lahden Kisapuisto (Lahti).
One of the most interesting matches of Finnish Veikkausliiga 24th round is going to be contested between Lahti and RoPS.
Home side is enjoying a streak of four matches without suffering a defeat, however they have tied three draws.
Lahti have been playing very disciplined and although they have been defeated just three times this season, they were involved in 11 draws.
Toni Korkeakunnas’ side lost just once in front of home crowd and they are just three points away from the place in Europa League last season.
Lahti haven’t been too productive in front of the oppositions’ goal, however their defence is the second-best in the league.
RoPS are sitting on the 2nd spot being seven points behind HJK, however they’ve played one game more than their rivals. they have been in variable form lately as they’ve celebrated just two times in the last five rounds.
The visitors haven’t been too successful in Europa League qualifiers as they’ve been eliminated in the first round by Hafnarfjordur.
Taye Taiwo and the lads allowed just 16 goals to their opponents which makes them the tightest defence in the competition.
RoPS have been playing very well at away grounds, however they failed to get back home with all three points from the last three outings.
Lahti vs RoPS: Head-to-head
RoPS have been much more successful in their recent head to head clashes as they haven’t suffered a defeat against their rivals since 2015.
During that period, they’ve celebrated five victories, while in their last five matches the crowd wasn’t able to see more than two goals.
Lahti v RoPS: Prediction
Another tight clash is expected as both sides are playing very disciplined in the back, so it won’t be surprising if this one ends with a draw. Lahti might keep their streak of draws and extend it to four matches in a row.
In the clash of two best defensive sides it is natural to expect low number of goals. we are going to stick with their current form and the tradition of their clashes and this one should definitely stay under 2.5 margin.
Lahti vs RoPS: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.00
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.55