UA-52481335-1 Ykkönen 17 May: Gnistan vs FC Haka - Football Finland

Ykkönen 17 May: Gnistan vs FC Haka

Ykkönen 17 May: Gnistan vs FC Haka

Gnistan vs FC Haka 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 3.40 – 3.30 – 2.01– Bet NOW at RedKings

This match is yet again played at the Telia 5G Arena which is an artificial turf and not the normal home ground for Gnistan whose own pitch is under renovation. Gnistan is still yet without a win but their two losses have come against the top-2 teams in the league (AC Oulu 1-0 and 0-2 Honka). In their last round though they managed to score their first goal which also gave them a 1-1 draw against OPS. FC Haka has also met both AC Oulu and Honka and also lost to them both without scoring a goal. In their last match though they beat EIF 2-0 at home for their first win.

The teams have not met previously so there is no history. Gnistan plays a defensive 3-4-2-1 system whereas FC Haka plays a normal 4-4-2 system with two clear strikers. As a curiosity, FC Haka has been a bad away team in the Ykkönen during the last 2 seasons. Since 2015, Haka has won only 4 times.

Gnistan will get back importan CB Riku Selander and Niko Tirkkonen. Dudu is a doubt after injuring his finger in the last game. They will still miss Patrick Aaltonen, Valte Vuorela and Teemu Pastila. FC Haka will miss only Topi Järvi from this match.

Starting line ups:
Gnistan: Kollar – Jeng, Kaukomaa, Koskinen – Strandvall, Tirkkonen, Selander, Hyökyvirta – Zolameso, Fortunato – Akbar,
FC Haka: Immonen -Malundama, Rantanen, Latosaari, Saarinen – Lähdesmäki, Popovitch, Mäenpää, Mbachu – Bilali, Multanen

Prediction:

The odds for FC Haka are too low considering that their performances so far have not been much better than Gnistan´s. There is some value on the 1X option and under 2.5 goals