UA-52481335-1 Ykkönen 13 June: OPS vs Honka - Football Finland

Ykkönen 13 June: OPS vs Honka

Ykkönen 13 June: OPS vs Honka

OPS vs Honka 18:30 Raatin Stadion, Oulu
Odds 8.25 – 4.75 – 1.30 – Bet NOW at RedKings

OPS has been the surprise team this season and they are currently in 3rd position with 13 points from 7 games (4W, 1D, 2L). In their last game they made a great comeback after they were losing 2-0 at halftime away to FF Jaro but scored 3 quick goals in the 2nd half to win 2-3. They have a lot of good foreign players together with some young talented Finnish players and on their day they can surprise anyone. Overall though as this team was put together in the very last minute, they still make some rookie mistakes sometimes but luckily for them, their opponents have not punished them much on them. OPS will miss only Jesus Toscanini from this match.

Esport Honka is the clear leader in this league. They have won 5 and drawn 2 of their opening 7 games and are currently the only team without defeats. They have a good, balanced squad with a lot of experience and youth talent and this team could do well even in the Veikkausliiga. They have a very strong defense as they have conceded only twice this season. Offensively they are good also as they have won their last two matches while scoring 9 goals. Honka will miss from this match Miko Puuskari and Duarte Tammilehto.

Honka and OPS know each other well as these teams met last season in the promotion play-offs. The first leg ended 2-2 in Espoo and in Oulu Honka won 1-2 which earned them the promotion. OPS got promoted as well after PK-35 Vantaa declined their Ykkönen spot due to financial difficulties. However OPS has changed a lot this season so it is not the same team that met in the play-offs.

Starting line ups:
OPS:
Honka: Hursti – Äijälä, Laevuo, Rasimus, Saarinen – Kaufmann, Perovuo – Korhonen, De Mello, Liikonen – Da Silva

Prediction:

Again Honka has been rated way too low. They are the likely team to win this but considering that it is a long journey from Espoo to Oulu and the pitch can be in poor condition, the value goes for the home team. Initial pick is OPS +1.5AH and both teams to score.