RoPS vs HJK: Preview and Predictions

RoPS vs HJK 2018 Veikkausliiga Predictions 1st June 2018 by LeagueLane

Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Friday, 1 June 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Rovaniemen Keskuskentta (Rovaniemi).

HJK have been in great shape recently and they travel to Rovaniemen Keskuskentta on the back of a three-game winning streak, where they outclassed TPS, Inter Turku, and Honka. They top the league table with four points clear of the second-placed rivals and Mika Lehkosuo will surely be very motivated to use the direct head-to-head clash to extend the gap.

RoPS, on the other hand, look desperate to retain a top three spot after a very unpredictable spell of form, where they ended a streak of two consecutive losses with a win over KuPS but failed to build on it – as they only held Lahti and Inter Turku to draws in two outings since then. They come into the match on the back of a 3-3 thriller at Inter, where Lucas Lingman netted a last-minute equalizer in a clash all their defensive woes have been emphasized in.

HJK will now want to capitalize on such troubles and cause an upset at Rovaniemen Keskuskentta in Matchday 12 derby clash, hoping to show off as a dominant force at this point and cause only the second upset at this ground this year.

RoPS vs HJK: Head-to-head

  • HJK have bagged a 1-4 win on their last trip to this ground back in June 2017.
  • RoPS have taken revenge since, though, and bagged two wins in two head-to-head clashes – including a 2-3 thriller in October.
  • We are used to seeing very exciting games between the sides, especially at this ground.

RoPS vs HJK: Prediction

We will now back HJK to build on their great recent streak and bag their fourth win in a row, which comes priced at 1.55. They regularly bag points at this ground and we don’t feel recently shaky rivals have what it takes to snatch anything from the fixture here.

We do expect another great game of football and with that in mind, we’ll also back Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.95, which could prove the best way to go about the market as both sides enjoy an attacking approach to their games and usually score and concede many goals!

RoPS vs HJK: Betting Tips

  • Away win @ 1.55
  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95.