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Finnish Cup 6 March: Honka vs Gnistan

Finnish Cup 6 March: Honka vs Gnistan

Honka vs Gnistan 17:00 Esport Ratiopharm Arena, Espoo
Odds 1.10 – 8.00 – 16.50 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Veikkausliiga team Honka has already qualified to the next round but a win here would put them tied with HJK at the top of the group. Their final match is against HJK so that will decide the group winner. Gnistan no longer has a chance to progress but as many of their players have Honka history, they will be pumped up to play well against them.

Honka has won all their 3 matches so far but none of them have yet been with a convincing display. They were more dominant last season in the Cup when they played in the Ykkönen but for this season, they have gotten many new players who might not yet be completely match fit. They have also tried some different formations and players playing in different positions in order to prepare for the new season. This could explain a bit how they only scrape through in some of the matches. They want to win the group so a win here would put them tied with HJK and give an other boost for the “Metro-Derby”.  Honka will miss Joni Korhonen, Lucas Kaufmann, Jatuli Laevuo and Duarte Tammilehto.

Gnistan had many problems with their playing squad at the beginning of the cup period with many players down with illness or lacking match fitness. They had to play some of their games including the 8-0 thrashing by HJK with many youngsters. For this match they will have almost a full squad as they will miss only striker Eero Forsen.

Starting Line ups:
Honka: Taleski – El Amrani, Ivanov, Savic, Rahikka – Rasimus, Ahadi – Arifi, Ojanen, Tchuimeni-Nimely – Rahimi
Gnistan: Hakala – Smidtslund, Roivainen, Heikka, Fortunato – Zolameso, Apriamashvili, Kibona, Tirkkonen – Pastila, Koskinen


This is their 2nd match in 3 days for Honka so the best picks here are Gnistan with a handicap. Gnistan +2AH is the main pick.