HJK vs RoPS
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Telia 5G -areena (Helsinki).
HJK host RoPS for their Matchday 22 clash just days after seeing a disappointing Champions League exit in the hands of BATE, after holding the rivals to a goalless draw on the road but suffering a 1-2 loss at home earlier this week.
Klubi have been convincing domestically and now hope to return with no dented confidence, as they look to build on a three-game winning streak seen in Veikkausliiga since early July – where they outclassed PS Kemi, TPS, and Honka. Mika Lehkosuo will now have to work his way around the disappointment to BATE will be but we’ve seen nothing but a convincing side at Telia 5G –areena and the crowd will surely do their bit.
RoPS have, on the other hand, lost on their consistency and they sit ten points behind the table-toppers at this point. They’ve seen a 0-1 loss to Inter Turku last week and this was their second loss in three games, which will be even more worrying, aside from their obvious defensive woes on the road (where they conceded eight goals in last five games!
HJK vs RoPS: Head-to-head
HJK have beaten RoPS 1-2 at Rovaniemen Keskuskentta back in early June.
Interestingly, RoPS have caused an upset on both of their last two trips to this ground, snatching wins in August and October 2017.
We have seen three or more goals in four of the last five matches between the sides.
HJK vs RoPS: Prediction
We will now back HJK to outgun the rivals and bag an exciting Home win with Over 2.5 Goals FT at 2.00, which does feel like great value seeing Klubi regularly enjoy such clashes in front of the home crowd.
They have been rather convincing but we’ve seen them concede more goals recently and this does promise a narrow contest between the sides once again. We thus feel we’ll see goals on both ends and we will also back a YES on Both teams to score, which comes at an eye-catching 2.20 and has attracted a lot of attention already.
HJK vs RoPS: Bet Tips
Home win & Over 2.5 goals [email protected] 2.00
Both teams to score YES @ 2.20.