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Finnish Cup 16 February: HIFK vs Honka

Finnish Cup 16 February: HIFK vs Honka

HIFK vs Honka 19:00 Tali-Halli, Helsinki
Odds 3.10 – 3.30 – 2.03 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is already the 4th match for hosts HIFK but only the 2nd match for Honka. The teams know each other well especially from the Veikkausliiga playouts at the end of last season where Honka got HIFK relegated.

HIFK will play in Ykkönen this season but they still have a very competitive group. They have started the Finnish Cup well. They drew with Gnistan 1-1 but have since beaten Kakkonen team PEPO 1-4 and newly promoted Ykkönen team KTP 3-1. Now the opposition gets stronger but HIFK has a score to settle. HIFK really needs to win this match to have a chance to go through to the next round. Their last game is against rivals HJK and it would be better that they would have qualified prior to that match. HIFK will miss Pauli Kuusijärvi and Tommi Vesala from this match. Tuomas Mustonen, Nikolas Saira and Tuukka Andberg are doubts.

Honka has played only one Cup match so far where they beat KTP 1-0. They have played a couple of friendlies in the mean time though. They first lost 1-4 to FC Lahti and last week they played against Estonian club Nomme Kalju drawing 1-1. Honka has also gotten some new signings with former Man City player Alex Nimely joining the team as well as goalkeeper Davor Taleski.

Starting Line ups:
HIFK: Kollar – Jurvainen, Albäck, Lepola, Terävä – Rantanen, Jyry, Mohamed, Ulmanen – Kurki, Forsman
Honka: Taleski – Savic, Rasimus, Saarinen, Levänen – Perovuo, Hervas – Martin, Liikonen, Obradovic – Ömer


FC Honka to win and HIFK under 1.5 team goals.