Rovaniemi vs Mariehamn
Date: Thursday, 10th August 2017
Kick off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Rovaniemen Keskuskentta.
Can Mariehamn get their campaign back on track and start a positive run this Thursday when they travel to Rovaniemen Keskuskentta to play the struggling RoPS side?
The defending champions have had a dreadful campaign so far in Veikkausliiga and the head coach Peter Lundberg could well become an ex at Wiklof Holding Arena in spite of the fact he brought Mariehamn the historical title last year.
RoPS are on a poor run of six consecutive matches without a victory. The latest of the failures happened at the weekend when Juha Malinen’s men suffered a demolishing 3-0 defeat to KuPS on the road.
The main problems for Malinen pop out at the back since RoPS have been way too easy to break down throughout the entire season (they are the second weakest defensive team in the league).
The visitors have not been anything better at the back lately as they have allowed six goals on two separate occasions within last 20 days.
Gronvitt first suffered an embarrassing 6-0 loss to Legia Warsaw in the second qualifying round of Champions League only to allow the same number of goals in a horrendous 6-2 loss to Lahti in the domestic competition ten days later.
The team managed to slightly fix the impression by holding SJK to a goalless draw on Sunday.
Rovaniemi vs Mariehamn: Head to head
Mariehamn have been much more successful in the history of head to head clashes as they have won 14 and lost only four of 24 matches with RoPS.
The clash from late-May in the first part of the season saw a 2-1 win for Gronvitt thanks to goals from Amos Ekhalie and Jani Lyyski.
Rovaniemi vs Mariehamn: Prediction
The draw might seem the best of the betting options you can take from this match as we can’t see any of the two struggling sides making the difference.