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Veikkausliiga 2 June: FC Honka vs Ilves

Veikkausliiga 2 June: FC Honka vs Ilves

FC Honka vs Ilves 17:00 Tapiola TN, Espoo
Odds 2.26 – 3.05 – 3.15 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Newly promoted FC Honka will want to bounce back from a difficult 3-2 loss to HJK in the last round. They are currently 7th with 12 points. Their opponent Ilves is 5th with 18 points but they have played one game more.

FC Honka were leading 0-2 in their last game against HJK but had two men sent off in that match and in the end HJK came back to win 3-2. FC Honka has been playing well though this season. Especially at home they are still undefeated with 1 win and 3 draws. In fact FC Honka has not lost a home game ever since they got relegated from the Veikkausliiga in 2014. Their last home loss was against VPS in August 2014. They have played 54 games at home after that without a loss. This game will be tough though as they will miss the two players who got sent off in their last match, defender Robert Ivanov and main goalkeeper Tim Murray.

Ilves started their season inconsistently but the moment they got their defense in order, their results have improved. In their last five games they have won 2, drawn 2 and lost only to IFK Mariehamn. That is also the only game where they conceded goals. Ilves is a strong defensive-minded team and very difficult to beat.

Previous matches:

Honka and Ilves have never met in the Veikkausliiga

Honka team news:

Honka will be without suspended Tim Murray and Robert Ivanov and injured Duarte Tammilehto.

Ilves team news:

Ilves will be without long term injured Baba Mensah and Ilari Mettälä. Also Abdoulaye Ba and Gomo Onduku left the team.

Starting Line ups:

Honka: Taleski – El Amrani, Saarinen, Rasimus, Levänen – Kaufmann, Perovuo – Rahimi, Hervas, Martin – Kandji
Ilves: Hilander – Rannankari, Miettunen, Tanska, Aspegren – Ala-Myllymäki, Järvinen – Tamminen, Thiaw, Siira – Noubissi

Prediction:

Main pick is under 2.5 goals. Both teams are defensive-minded teams who have good defenses.