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Ykkönen 14 September: FC Haka vs TPS

Ykkönen 14 September: FC Haka vs TPS

FC Haka vs TPS 18:30 Tehtaan kenttä, Valkeakoski
Odds 3.60 – 3.40 – 1.91 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a big match for the visitors TPS who lead the league with 3 points difference with only five rounds to go. FC Haka will be a tough opponent though as they are 4th and have not lost in their last 9 matches.

FC Haka has been in good form recently with their last loss coming back in mid-July to TPS. If they would have started this way at the beginning of the season they could still have had a chance for promotion. They are now 4th but already 9 points behind Esport Honka who are on 2nd position with only 5 rounds to go. After a shaky start, Haka has been a very good home team. They are 6-1-3 for the season but have beaten at home both KPV and Honka 1-0. Haka will miss from this match Jami Kyöstilä due to suspension and Patrik Ahonen for personal reasons. Tuomas Lähdesmäki and Jean Fridolin Nganbe Nganbe are again available.

TPS is having a great season so far but they cannot let themselves take their foot of the gas just yet. Only the league winner will get promoted directly with the second team facing a promotion play-off against the team which finishes 11th in the Veikkausliiga. TPS was second last season and lost those play-offs against FC Inter. They do not want to face those again. Honka is just 3 points behind and KPV only 5 points behind waiting for TPS to stumble. TPS is one of the best home teams in the league but their away form does not match that. They do have the best defense in the league and are difficult to beat. TPS will miss full back Sami Rähmönen due to suspension and Jani Virtanen due to injury.

The teams have met twice this season in Turku with the first match ending in a 1-1 draw but TPS won the second 3-0. Last season the teams played twice at Valkeakoski with Haka winning the first 2-1 and TPS winning the second 1-2.

Prediction:

Haka is a very good home team and they are in good form so the home odds are a bit surprising. TPS also played just a few days ago with Haka having a bit more rest. TPS has the motivation but it will be a difficult match. Main pick here is both teams to score.