The Veikkausliiga game at Rovaniemen Keskuskenttä on Sunday will see home team RoPS take to the field against KuPS.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for RoPS v KuPS - along with the latest match odds.
RoPS will be hoping to bounce back here following a 1-3 Veikkausliiga losing effort in their last game against FC Honka.
The only player to score from RoPS was Joonas Vahtera (54'). Macoumba Kandji (26'), Tapio Heikkilä (44') and Jean Marie Dongou (57') scored for FC Honka.
RoPS have not been in good attacking form in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 2 against opponents over their last six matches. In those meetings, RoPS have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 15. Previous results aside, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend might persist here in this match.
Their previous form shows that RoPS:
- have not won against KuPS in their last 4 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 8 matches in the league. They will be so desperate to end this run.
In their previous game, KuPS drew 0-0 in the Europa League Qualifiers tie with Slovan Bratislava.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games involving KuPS, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The overall average goals scored per game during that time is 3, with the average number of goals for Keltamusta working out to 1.67.
Their past results show that KuPS:
- remain unbeaten by RoPS when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 11 away league matches. They really have been good on their travels.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 18/04/2018, there has been little between the sides with RoPS winning 2 of those games, KuPS 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
In all, 13 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them for RoPS and 7 belonging to Keltamusta. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The previous league game between these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 13 on 09/09/2020 when it finished KuPS 3-0 RoPS.
The referee was Jari Järvinen.
Team News: RoPS
RoPS manager Vesa Tauriainen will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all before this clash with a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: KuPS
Thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from, KuPS manager Arne Erlandsen has zero fitness concerns to report coming into this match.
Our assessment is that RoPS should be able to find the net against this KuPS lineup, however a single goal is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
We can see a 1-2 victory for KuPS after the 90. Expecting it to be very competitive.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rovaniemen Keskuskenttä (2,800)
Captain: Eetu Muinonen
Chairman: Risto Niva
Manager: Vesa Tauriainen
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 12
🔑 Star Man: Tuomas Kaukua
Usually playing in the Centre Midfield position, Tuomas Kaukua was born in Finland. Having played his first senior match for RoPS in the 2020 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2020 season so far coming from a total of 13 appearances.