RoPS vs SJK
Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Rovaniemen Keskuskentta.
RoPS and SJK are going to face each other in the 20th round of Finnish Veikkausliiga on Saturday afternoon.
Home side is sitting on the 2nd place, but they are currently pretty far from challenging HJK in the title battle. They are two points behind the top placed side, but they have played one game less.
In the last five occasions, RoPS managed to celebrate two wins and if they have been better in that period, they would have been more competitive for the top of the table.
Taye Taiwo and the lads are the tightest side in the competition as they allowed only 13 goals so far. Their home performances are pretty confident as they allowed just seven points to their rivals in nine matches.
SJK are having troubles in staying up and not slipping in the relegation zone, but seven points in the last four matches are keeping them four steps above the red line.
Aleksey Eremenko’s s ide has some troubles in finding the back of the oppositions’ net more frequently, while they are not too tight in the back. They tied five matches without a win at away grounds and this season, they managed to get back home with three points in their pocket just once.
RoPS vs SJK: Head-to-head
Interestingly, SJK have been much more successful in their recent head to head clashes as the visitors are enjoying a run of five straight victories against their rivals.
They haven’t lost to RoPS since 2015 and nine played matches. Their clashes use to be pretty efficient and with goals in both nets.
RoPS vs SJK: Prediction
This one is very tricky to predict as the hosts are in a very bad streak against their rivals, but on the other hand, they are very well positioned on the table. We are going with the home victory believing that RoPS will be able to celebrate for the first time in three years.
Home side is playing pretty tight matches and although the clashes between these two sides are usually high scoring ones, this time the crowd shouldn’t be able to see more than two goals. RoPS are very good in the back, while their rivals are not scoring too frequently.
RoPS vs SJK: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.20
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.60.