Although KuPS Kuopio are five places ahead of their opponents on Saturday, just two points separate them. Early season league tables can drastically reshuffle depending on results and RoPS can leapfrog KuPS if they can claim a victory.
HJK Helsinki sensationally missed out on the Finnish Veikkausliiga title to Mariehamn in 2016, and they are desperate not to make the same mistake this term.
Both HIFK Helsinki and Inter Turku were involved in the relegation battle in the Finnish Veikkausliiga in 2016, and HIFK eventually finished about their rivals.
It may be early days in the Veikkausliiga, but JJK Jyvaskyla already find themselves rooted to the foot of the table, five points adrift of the side above them. Ilves have had a solid if unspectacular start to their campaign.
PS Kemi are one of the favourites to be relegated from the Finnish Veikkausliiga. That was their first ever campaign in the top flight, and survival had actually been quite surprising.
SJK are on the march and they know a victory can see them climb to a lofty second spot should other results go their way.
It’s all or nothing for SV Guntamatic Ried as they welcome SV Mattersburg to the Keine Sorgen Arena for a crucial match in determining who is relegated from the Austrian Bundesliga this season.