VPS vs Honka: Preview and Predictions

VPS vs Honka
Finnish Veikkausliiga
Date: Monday, 14 May 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Elisa Stadion, Vaasa.

VPS will have a nice opportunity to snatch the third straight win in Veikkausliiga on Monday afternoon when they host the league’s newcomers Honka ta Elisa Stadion. The visitors instantly felt the strength of a higher division football at the start of the campaign, but they look to have recovered from the initial shock coming into this unbeaten in three league matches.

Vesa Vasara has reasons to be satisfied with his side’s attacking displays as Honka bagged five goals in last three league ties. They should be in position to keep the good attacking form going and score at least once against VPS who shipped seven goals in seven games so far in the season.

Nevertheless, problems for Vasara and his side might pop up at the other end given they are about to come face to face with league’s third top scorer Sebastian Strandvall. The Finnish forward notched four goals in seven games, including three in last four and he is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick.

VPS vs Honka: Head-to-head

  • The two sides will take on each other for the first time in four years, following Honka’s return to the top tier this season.
  • Overall, Honka lead the H2H tie by four wins ahead of the 32nd meeting with VPS.
  • VPS won each of last three head to head matches, though, bagging eight goals in the process.
  • Three or more goals were seen in each of last four head to head matches.

VPS vs Honka: Prediction

VPS won two on the bounce, but they struggled for results on the home patch at the start of the season. The team led by Petri Vuorinen took only a single point from three home matches before beating the rock-bottomed PS Kemi 3-1 last time out. The result was backed up with the narrow 0-1 victory away at TPS seven days ago, but Honka could provide a more serious challenge following their fine run of form in the most recent set of fixtures.

The draw might bring the best value here knowing that the visitors are undefeated in last three league games. Alternatively, the value is strong with the BTTS option, set at the 2.00 odds since both teams are enjoying a decent attacking form coming into the tie.

VPS vs Honka: Bet Tips

  • Match Result – Draw @ 3.10
  • Both teams to Score @ 2.00.