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SJK vs Rovaniemi Prediction & Betting tips
While the World Cup pauses in Russia, we turn our attention to neighboring Finland, where the Veikkausliiga – the highest Finnish league – is in full swing. In this article we deal with the game SJK Seinäjoen – Rovaniemi PS, which will be kicked off on Monday (09.07.2018) at 16:30 o’clock in the OmaSp stadium. Last year, the hosts won all four of their direct encounters and managed to achieve a better finish at the end of the season. In this season, the signs seem reversed. Because Rovaniemi presents itself so far formally strong and remained unbeaten away in the last five games. Seinäjoen, however, was able to use the home advantage only rarely and then only against clearly form weaker teams. That’s why I recommend a tip to the guests from Lapland, who should get at least one draw. Equivalent Double Chance Bets X / 2 are offered at odds up to 1.61.
The SJK Seinäjoen rose in 2013 from the second highest Finnish league and has since posted some success for itself. It started with winning the League Cup four years ago. A year later, the championship was brought in completely unexpectedly and in 2016 then the trophy. In the last season the Westphalians could not get a title and found themselves in the Veikkausliiga only in sixth place again. It looks like the SJK is back on the ground. Because in the current season finds Seinäjoen with a record of four wins, four draws and nine defeats, a negative goal ratio of 17:22 and only sixteen points in ninth place again. The team of head coach Tommi Kautonen is currently in a relegation battle, because the lead on the first relegation place is currently only three points.
The shape corresponds to the current placement. PS Kemi (12th, 0-1), FC Honka Espoo (4th, 1: 3) and FC Ilves (7th, 2: 3) lost to third-placed KuPS after losing 1: 1. A draw will be made before a narrow 1-0 victory against fifth-placed FC Lathi was celebrated last. This may seem like a rising form at first glance, but the statistics point to more fortunate circumstances for the Kautonen Elf. For example, against Lathi, the game shares were balanced, but not the odds. Here were on the side of Seinäjoen only four chances, of which ultimately only one went on and in the goal. Lathi, on the other hand, had thirteen chances, of which five went to the goal. Even if the shape curve points upwards, this tendency still has to be confirmed.
The Rovaniemi PS is considered in Finland as a so-called elevator team, was able to establish since 2013 but in the highest Finnish league and in this year also get the trophy. Only two years later, it was enough for the runner-up. In the last season, the team of coach Toni Koskela ended up in seventh place. Currently it is much better for Rovaniemi. The team from near the Arctic Circle is currently in second place with a record of ten wins, five draws and three defeats, a goal difference of 25:11 and thirty-five points. Rovaniemi has strengths both on offense and on the defensive. With twenty-five goals, the attack series belongs to the four best in the league. Defensive, however, is currently no team better, not even industry leader HJK Helsinki, which has already taken three more hits.
In the form table Lappländer are currently in third place, which is especially due to six unbeaten games in a row. After wins against Vaasa PS (2nd, 1: 0), IFK Mariehamn (11th, 3: 1) and PS Kemi (10, 1: 0) followed two draws against TPS Turku (6th, 0: 0) and FC Honka Espoo (1, 2: 2). On the final day of the game, a 2-0 win against table-tennis fanatics FC Ilves was again possible. Striking are also the strong away performances. So the last away loss comes from early May and was also unhappy. Since then, there have been three draws and two wins on the score, including the league leaders.
SJK vs Rovaniemi head to head matches
16.09.17 VEI Rovaniemi SJK 0 : 3
23.07.17 VEI Rovaniemi SJK 1 : 2
19.05.17 VEI SJK Rovaniemi 3 : 0
13.03.17 CUP Rovaniemi SJK 0 : 2
12.09.16 VEI Rovaniemi SJK 1 : 1