UA-52481335-1 Ykkönen 1 August: AC Oulu vs Honka - Football Finland

Ykkönen 1 August: AC Oulu vs Honka

Ykkönen 1 August: AC Oulu vs Honka

AC Oulu vs Honka 18:30 Raatin Stadion, Oulu
Odds 3.70 – 3.40 – 1.87 – Bet NOW at RedKings

AC Oulu is currently 4th with 9 points behind Honka who are 2nd but they have played 2 games less. If AC Oulu wins here, they will be tied in points with Honka if they win their games in hand.

AC Oulu is currently on a 6 games unbeaten run. It might be more if they would have not to replay their 1-0 win over EIF of if their match against OPS would have not been abandoned due to a bomb threat. Even against the better teams, they have done well. They beat KPV in the last round 0-1 and drew with TPS at home 0-0. They have scored 20 goals in all games but 13 of those came in their last 5 games. They did lose their main striker Jovovic to JJK but even without him they were able to beat KPV. At home they have lost only once this season. AC Oulu will miss injured David Ramadingaye and Petteri Pietola. Matias Lindfors is suspended. On good news, their new signing midfielder Josue Soto is available.

Honka beat GrIFK easily 3-0 in their last game. Their only losses have come on the road to KPV and FC Haka. Since their last loss to KPV, they have gone 3 games without conceding a goal. Defensively they have the 2nd best defense in the league with only 9 goals conceded in 15 games. Offensively they are the best with 30 goals scored. A win here for Honka would move them back on top of the league. They will miss only Duarte Tammilehto from this match. Captain Tommi Saarinen returns to the line-up.

Both teams like to have the ball control so it will be interesting to see what happens here. In the first match in Espoo, Honka won 4-0 after AC Oulu got tired in the 2nd half.

Prediction:

AC Oulu was able to keep TPS and KPV without scoring in their recent games, but Honka is a different looking team. They also like to control the game and if AC Oulu allows them to do that, their defense will become weaker. Over 2.5 goals is our pick for this match.