Lahti – Rovaniemi Prediction & Preview and Betting Tips (16.07.2017)


Prediction for Lahti – Rovaniemi

Lahti to win @ 1.55

FC Lahti and RoPS Rovaniemi meet in Lahden Stadion in a match for the 17th day of the Veikkausliiga. RoPS Rovaniemi won at home for (1-0) the last time they faced in this edition of the league, on 05-12-2017. Contrary to what would be expected, the record of recent direct matches is favorable to RoPS Rovaniemi, who in the last 11 matches won 7, drew 1 and lost 3. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams Present significantly different results at home and abroad.


The home team is currently in 3rd place with 26 points, after 6 wins, 8 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate game, he won outside JJK Jyväskylä for (1-3). In the last game, won at home against PS Kemi by (1-0). This is a team that curiously tends to win more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games has recorded 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 27 goals scored and 20 suffered; Against 4 wins, 8 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 13 goals scored and 12 suffered. For the championship, FC Lahti conquered 13 points in 24 chances, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in the last 8 games that played in his stadium.

For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 5 games in his stadium. In the matches played in his stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘0-0 (5 in 8 matches) and at the end of the match 0-0 (3 in 8 matches). In their home games for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 6 of the last 8 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 16 matches in this competition, only achieved 1 comeback in all 5 matches in which he suffered the first goal.

Lahti reach this match with a 1-0 win at home to Kemi, adding up to their third successive Finnish championship: Stenio’s only team goal. In this game coach Toni Korkeakunnas is expected to play in 4-4-2, privileging a football of possession of the ball and the attacks organized by the runners. Stenio is one of the best scorers of this team, with 5 goals. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Osipov and Shala.


After 6 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses, the away team is currently in 10th place with 19 points won. In his last game, he tied with HIFK at home for (2-2), after in the previous game he tied it out, in a match against PS Kemi, for (1-1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 defeats as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 29 suffered; Against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 29 goals scored and 17 conceded. In his last 7 games as a visitor to the championship the RoPS Rovaniemi recorded 1 victory, 1 tie and 5 losses, reason why it conquered 4 points in 21 possible.

For this competition, he did not win any of the last 5 away games. In their games for the league like visitor the final result more frequent to the rest was 1-0 (4 in 9 parties). The team conceded goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but its attack has marked regularly, since it scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only got 1 comeback.

The RoPS arrives to this game with a draw to two goals against the HIF, adding the second equality followed in this competition: the goals were signed by Eze and Ylatupa. In this game away from home coach Juha Malinen should act with a more defensive strategy, exploring only the counterattack. Nigerian Emeka Eze is the best scorer of the RoPS, with 4 goals scored. The visiting coach can not count on Heikkila, a player who is recovering from an injury.

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