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The Veikkausliiga tie at Tapiolan Urheilupuisto on Sunday sees home team FC Honka go up against opponents RoPS.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for FC Honka v RoPS are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
FC Honka will play in this match after a 1-1 Veikkausliiga draw versus FC Inter Turku.
The only name on the scoresheet from FC Honka was Jean Marie Dongou (56').
Fewer than three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where FC Honka have been participants. In terms of the goal split from that period, opposition teams scored a total of 4 and Honka managed the sum of 7. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
Going into this one, FC Honka have not lost a league tie with RoPS in their last 2 matches.
In their last game, RoPS drew 1-1 in the Veikkausliiga match with Ilves.
The only player to score from RoPS was Matias Tamminen (88'). Nattan Skyttä (54') was the scorer for Ilves.
The stats tell the story, and RoPS have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 9 goals overall. In defence, RoPS just haven’t been too solid at all.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that RoPS:
- are winless against FC Honka when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 9 matches in the league. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 14/09/2014 shows us that FC Honka have won 3 of them & RoPS 2, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 9 of them for Honka and 8 coming from RoPS. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Veikkausliiga match day 12 on 25/06/2019 when it finished FC Honka 1-0 RoPS.
The referee was Dennis Antamo.
Team News: FC Honka
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the FC Honka gaffer Vesa Vasara to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength group. Macoumba Kandji (Hamstring Injury) won’t play.
Team News: RoPS
Due to a fully injury-free squad to pick from, RoPS boss Vesa Tauriainen has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
In this game, FC Honka are likely to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
At the same time, RoPS could well struggle to get a goal of their own - but, we do see them scoring.
We’re tipping a comfortable 3-1 win for FC Honka at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tapiolan Urheilupuisto (5,000)
Captain: Duarte Tammilehto
Chairman: Färid Ainetdin
Manager: Vesa Vasara
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 5
🔑 Star Man: Lucas Kaufmann
Mostly deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Lucas Kaufmann was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for PK-35 Vantaa in the 2016 season, the gifted Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2020 campaign so far in a total of 3 appearances.