ROVANIEMI VS SJK PREVIEW & PREDICTION
RoPS Rovaniemi and Seinäjoen JK meet in Rovaniemen Keskuskenttä, in a match for the 20th day of the Veikkausliiga. Seinäjoen JK won at home (2-1) when they last met in this edition of the league, on 09-07-2018. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the away team, which has 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 7 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 09-16-2017, for Veikkausliiga, which ended in a victory for Seinäjoen JK by (0-3). The goals of the match were scored by J. Mero (9 ‘), B. Ions (84’) and J. Sarajärvi (90 ‘) for Seinäjoen JK. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Seinäjoen JK presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 10 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses, the home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 35 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Seinäjoen JK by (2-1), after in the previous match they have won (2-0) at home, against Ilves. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 13 suffered. In the last 9 home league matches RoPS Rovaniemi has a record of 6 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, so they have won 19 points out of 27 possible. In the matches played in their stadium there are some frequent results: at halftime 0-0 (5 in 9 matches) and at the end of the match 2-0 (4 in 9 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 19 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 7 of their 14 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The RoPS comes to this game unmotivated, after a foreign snub, by 2-1, in the visit to the field of the SJK. The home team usually acts in a traditional 5-3-2, in which the two most advanced players are: Rolha and Ivanovski. By acting inside the house, you can guess that the RoPS adopts a more offensive stance, with the aim of scoring the first goal of the game. In the most central area of the terrain it is possible that Okkonen, Kuaté and Lingman act, the latter being responsible for conducting the offensive attacks of his team.
After 5 wins, 4 draws and 10 losses, the away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 19 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Inter Turku by (2-0), after in the previous match they have won at home, against RoPS Rovaniemi, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 9 away league matches Seinäjoen JK has a record of 1 win, 3 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 6 points out of 27 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 8 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (4 out of 10 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 19 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 19 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 8 of their 21 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The SJK enters this unmotivated performance, after a foreign snub, by 2-0, in the visit to the Inter Turku arena. The visiting team usually acts in a 4-3-3, favoring a slower and more organized style of play, attacking, preferably, through the central corridor. In this tactical design, the three most advanced players will be Emile Tendeng, Aristote Mboma and Matti Klinga, with Mehmet Hetemaj, Anders Baath and Johannes Laaksonen acting in the middle zone. The technician of the strangers should not be able to count on Obed Malolo, for being injured.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / NO @ 1.80