Honka vs Ilves
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Saturday, 27 July 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Tapiolan Urheilupuisto (Espoo).
A great game is on the cards for fans. One with the potential to make several ramifications to the league standings at the top. The fixture is also important for these two, considering they are lagging behind in the number of fixtures appeared. It’s also an opportunity to pull away from the rest.
Ilves reigns at the top of the table, and despite their inability to consistently score goals, have the best defense in the entire competition. Their backline will face severe tests this weekend by the hosts of the day, Honka, who has scored the second-most number of home goals.
Honka vs Ilves Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both teams found the back of the net in all of their encounters so far, bar once.
- Ilves has never kept a clean sheet against this opponent.
- The only league encounter contested at this venue resulted in a 4-1 home win.
- The last time these two met, either scored a goal apiece to share the spoils.
Honka vs Ilves Prediction
These two have been fierce competitors over the last couple of years, and it was on full display whenever these two lined up against each other too. Every single one of their clash except for one had goals at either end of the pitch, and 100% of the battles at this venue satisfied the BTTS clause.
Importantly, Ilves is yet to keep a clean sheet against this rival. As such, in spite of their incredible defensive prowess, the away handicap against Honka might prove to be too much to return with their nets clean of goals.
But still, take into account that the guests of the day are the current toppers and that they remain the only one to limit the number of conceded goals in single digits. Also, the majority of face-to-face clashes had ended in draws. Importantly, Ilves had also been unbeaten in 11 of their last 13 attempts on the road, and in 26 of their last 28 overall.
With these in mind, brave punters could go for the result to be drawn, and for more cautious ones, the Double Chance in favor of the leaders would be optimal.
Honka vs Ilves Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
Double Chance: Ilves or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5).