Honka vs VPS
Date: Sunday, 8 July 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Tapiolan Urheilpuisto, Espoo.
Honka are one of the most exciting teams in this tern of Veikkausliiga. They’ve just earned the right to feature the elite class of the Finnish football after a four-year break, but they do not seem too intimidated by the top flight football.
Vesa Vasara looks to be doing a stunning job on the bench as his Honka fairy-tale saw the team win five and draw two of last seven league outings, a streak not many experts could have predicted.
Can Vasara and his troops keep it going on Sunday afternoon when league newcomers host VPS in the lone clash for the day?
The visitors will also come into the match in high spirits, following an impressive run of four wins in last five Veikkausliiga fixtures. Such streak saw Petri Vuorinen’s side climb up to the sixth place in the league ladder, miles away from the relegation scrap.
A win here would help VPS progress even further as they are currently just two points shy of their counterparts Honka ahead of the clash on Sunday.
Honka vs VPS: Head-to-head
- Teams have five wins, draws and losses apiece in 15 H2H matches at Tapiolan Urheilpuisto.
- They shared spoils in this term’s clash at Kaarlen kentta (1-1 in mid-May).
- It has been four years since they’ve last played each other before the mentioned tie in this season.
- Both teams scored in all of last three H2H games.
Honka vs VPS: Prediction
Honka were thriving in the final third in recent ties, but they are to about to come face to face with a stern defensive line of Vepsi’s here.
The visitors kept back-to-back clean sheets against PS Kemi and TPS and they will clearly be a tough nut to crack for the league newcomers having won four of last five league matches.
Nevertheless, since the hosts generally play attacking football and since both teams have true predators in the final third, we have to shoot for the Both Teams To Score bet at the super attractive odds of 1.90.
Moreover, Honka are yet to suffer a defeat on the home patch where they drew four and won four of eight games so far. This is why we will alternatively go with the home win at the 1.85 odds.
Honka vs VPS: Bet Tips
- BTTS @ 1.90
- Honka to win @ 1.85.