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Ykkönen 25 August: Gnistan vs Honka

Ykkönen 25 August: Gnistan vs Honka

Gnistan vs Honka 18:30 Musta-Pekka Areena, Helsinki
Odds 7.50 – 4.50 – 1.33 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Huge match for both teams. Gnistan has started their fight for survival and are currently 9th and 5 points from safety. Honka are 3rd but only 2 points from automatic promotion. Both teams know each other well as Gnistan has several players in their squad who have played with Honka previously. The teams have met twice this season with Gnistan losing both games 0-2 (Match played at Telia 5G Arena and not at Musta-Pekka due to renovation) and 3-2 in Espoo.

Gnistan has changed their head coach, they signed a bunch of new players and this seems to have worked. They have now won 3 of their last 4 games. Among those 3 wins, they have not just beaten weaker teams but they beat leaders TPS and 4th place team AC Oulu so they are on fire. With OPS looking fragile, Gnistan looks to be a team who can actually save themselves despite starting their season with 15 matches without a win. The team has a better balance with the offense able to score and the defense able to keep clean sheets.

Esport Honka started their season as the biggest favourite and they still are but they have not been able to win in their last 2 games which has dropped them to 3rd. They lost to TPS away despite TPS missing several key players. Then they lost a 2-0 lead against FC Haka and had to settle for a draw. With TPS and KPV both playing well, Honka is at risk of not earning promotion. Still though 8 games to go and only 2 point difference so anything can happen. However, they cannot afford to lose points here though. Honka will still miss Duarte Tammilehto who has been out for most of the season. They get back Jatuli Laevuo from suspension.


Our main bet is both teams to score. Gnistan has been in good form and they could even get something from this game but most likely both teams will find the net once at least.