VPS vs Rovaniemi
Date: Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Hietalahden Jalkapallostadion (Vaasa).
VPS are enroute to improve their fourth placed finish last season. After 14 match weeks, they are second in the league, but there is an 8 point gap with league leaders HJK. Moreover, VPS are under some pressure with the four teams behind them are closing in at a 5-point gap.
Form-wise, VPS are on a five match unbeaten run with 2 wins and 3 draws. However, they need to convert draws into wins to make a serious challenge for the title or the runner up.
Home form hasn’t been good for VPS as one win came from their five matches so far. They drew 2 and lost 2 here, something they need to improve.
Rovaniemi are one spot above the relegation zone. But they do not have a serious threat as the 11th placed HIFK is 6 points behind them. Also, they are a team that won 5 games from their 12 games so far, same number as the teams ranked 3rd to 7th; still got 2 games in hand as compared to other teams.
The main problem with RoPS has been their inability to avoid defeats. There are no draws in their 12 games so far, meaning they lost 7 till do date. Besides, RoPS are the second worst away side in the league after having lost in 4 of their 5 road games so far.
VPS vs Rovaniemi: Head-to-head
The first meeting between the two sides in the 2017 season was a comfortable away win for VPS, by a 4-2 margin.
There is only 1 draw in the last 10 league meetings between the two sides. The h2h tips heavily in favour of VPS, who won 6 matches as against RoPS’ 3.
At home, VPS haven’t lost a league game to RoPS since 2011, a 13 match unbeaten streak with 10 wins and 3 draws.
VPS vs Rovaniemi: Prediction
VPS have a perfect chance to improve their home form as RoPS are struggling to get points in away games. The h2h home record also suggest that this is a game for VPS to lose. We do not expect any surprise on Thursday and will be confidently backing the home side to win this one comfortably.
VPS vs Rovaniemi: Bet Tips
FT – VPS to win at 1.83 by Betway.