UA-52481335-1 Ykkönen 11 August: TPS vs FC Honka - Football Finland

Ykkönen 11 August: TPS vs FC Honka

Ykkönen 11 August: TPS vs FC Honka

TPS vs FC Honka 18:30 Veritas Stadion, Turku
Odds 2.55 – 3.05 – 2.70 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Top match in Ykkönen with 2nd place TPS hosting leaders FC Honka. The first match between the teams finished 1-1 in Espoo. There is a lot at stake as if TPS wins, they go tied in points. If Honka wins, they increase the gap to 6 points. This is a match where the best two defensive teams in the league meat. TPS has conceded only 8 goals in 17 matches. Honka has conceded 12.

TPS suffered a loss in their last game to bottom club Gnistan in Helsinki. This loss was their first one since the opening two rounds of the season. The big difference here was that they missed their top scorer and key creative player Jani Virtanen from that game. He has been given permission to train with the team but it is unclear if he will play yet. Also Waltteri Peltola and Niklas Blomqvist have returned to training and might be on the bench today. The only missing player is defender Juri Kinnunen who got injured in the last match. He was voted Ykkönen player of the month in July so he will be a loss. TPS is the 2nd best home team in this league after Honka and they have won 6 and drawn 2. Their only loss came in the season opening home game against AC Oulu 0-1.

FC Honka beat OPS 3-1 at home in the last round and was able to extend their lead in the league to 3 points. They have had some changes in the playing squad as their 3 Brazilian players were allowed to leave and they brought in 2 Spanish players and 1 Colombian. The new players are still waiting for a playing permit so their participation in this match is a doubt. Honka will miss long term injured Duarte Tammilehto and Jatuli Laevuo is a doubt. Honka has been the best away team in the league with a 4-3-2 record.

Prediction:

Will go with FC Honka to win. TPS missing 2 key defender