RoPS vs HJK
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Friday, 31st May 2019
Kick-off at 16.30 UK/ 17.30 CET
Venue: Keskuskentta (Rovaniemi).
Wins have been a scarce matter for either of these squads. HJK could relax a bit as they find themselves near the top-tier, but it needs to be mentioned that the team has played two extra games. They also need to be wary of the road status for this tie.
The last match-day, JJK recorded a 3-1 win over KPV, at home.
RoPS, meanwhile, will be looking to cash in their home advantage in this match in hand. A win will take them to the Championship Group, and help them jump around three spots.
Their last league fixture saw them sharing the spoils with SJK. At home, the team scripted a comeback, after the guests had drawn first blood.
RoPS vs HJK Head-to-head (h2h)
- 10 of the last 14 games had over 2.5 goals.
- Six of the last seven fixtures had two or more goals by HJK.
- The last five meetings in a row at this venue had goals at either end of the pitch.
- RoPS conceded two or more goals in six of the last seven attempts at their home.
RoPS vs HJK Prediction
HJK has outperformed this opponent regularly in h2h meetings. They recorded 29 of the last 39 such wins, and at this venue, registered six of the last seven.
Going on, they scored two or more goals in six of the last seven overall h2h encounters, and in six of the last seven at this stadium.
The team also scored three goals in their last game and won it as well. Importantly, they have not lost at this venue for the last four years. Count on the hosts to concede three points to their visitors this Friday.
Regarding goals, the meetings between these squads have always led to goal-fests. To be precise, 10 of the last 14 such games had three or more goals. Moreover, HJK conceded goals in six of their last seven fixtures, and let in three or more goals in two of their last three away ties.
As such, expect goals at either end of the pitch by these two competitive squads.
RoPS vs HJK Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.20 (6/5)
HJK to Win @ 1.80 (4/5).