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TPS Turku make the trip to Rovaniemen Keskuskenttä on Saturday for the Veikkausliiga tie with hosts RoPS.
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RoPS won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 1-0 Veikkausliiga defeat last time out to FC Honka.
Borjas Martín (17') was the scorer for FC Honka.
It has been all too rare in recent times where RoPS have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that RoPS have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 10 goals on the way.
Their past results show that RoPS:
- haven't lost in the league to TPS Turku in their last 3 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
Since being beaten in their last game against FC Lahti in Veikkausliiga competition, TPS Turku and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only player to score from TPS Turku was Masahudu Alhassan (50'). Jasin-Amin Assehnoun (45'), Vahid Hambo (63') and Pyry Lampinen (91') scored for FC Lahti.
Looking at their form, and TPS Turku have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in total. Defensively, Tepsi have some weaknesses to address. We shall soon find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Their past results show that TPS Turku:
- have not beaten RoPS when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 03/05/2014 shows us that RoPS have won 3 of these & TPS Turku 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
14 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 9 from RoPS and 5 created by Tepsi. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 31 on 06/10/2018 when it finished TPS Turku 1-2 RoPS.
The match was refereed by Dennis Antamo.
Team News: RoPS
RoPS manager Vesa Tauriainen will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: TPS Turku
Thanks to a fully healthy group available to select from, TPS Turku boss Jonatan Johannson does not have any fitness worries at all coming into this match.
We’ve got the feeling that TPS Turku and RoPS could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rovaniemen Keskuskenttä (2,800)
Captain: Eetu Muinonen
Chairman: Risto Niva
Manager: Vesa Tauriainen
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 11
🔑 Star Man: Matias Tamminen
Usually played in the Striker position, Matias Tamminen was born in Finland. After having played his first senior match for RoPS in the 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2020 season to date from a total of 5 appearances.