KPV vs Rovaniemi (By: Rocker)
KPV managed to get the promotion to Veikkausliiga after 30 years and the hype in Kokkola is rising. KPVs stadium is under upgrade for about a month so the game is played in Seinäjoki and OmaSp stadion.
KPV played pretty good winter and managed semis in the cup but lost their first league game 0-2 against Ilves. I wouldn't push the panic button with that loss, because Ilves has shown maybe the most complete and ready game on winter and in my books, they are a top 4 team. KPV has a nice balanced team with some high profile experienced players like Koskimaa, Kane El-Hadji, Mannström and some rising talents like Banza and Heirmann. Also, Helmke has stepped up in winter ruling the midfield.
Rops has already played two games, great 2-2 draw against Kups and a 1-2 loss against tough Honka. After last years position lots of people are including Rops nearly runner ups for top3 but at this moment its a bit long shot. They have lots of problems with the squad, three supposed Ghananian Signis got cancelled and Stavitski who supposed to take the huge role is going back to Caen and go under surgery, also Kokkos fit is in question. Besides few talented youngsters and new signing centreback Mohamadou Sissoko, veteran Taye Taiwo their squad is quite thin at the moment and without any new signs it's going to be a long season for them.
This pick is played really early because I think that odds will go down for KPV after all the news reaches bookies. at this moment KPV is paid 3.2 but when they play in Seinäjoki, there are not so big home advantage at all. Still, I think that KPV could take first point or points for this season. But, so much can happen before Saturday ill will safe it with KPV to score, so the pick will be Rops clean sheet - No.
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KPV vs Rovaniemi predictions
|Rops clean sheet - no||Bet365||1.50||8||0-1 LOST (-8 units)|
KPV vs Rovaniemi betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Rocker).