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Ykkönen 8 May: Gnistan 0-2 Honka

Ykkönen 8 May: Gnistan 0-2 Honka

Gnistan 0-2 Honka 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 11.00 – 5.50 – 1.20 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This can almost be considered as a derby game as Gnistan is from Helsinki and Honka from neighbours Espoo. The match is played though at the Telia 5G Arena because their normal stadium in Oulunkylä is under renovation. Honka has played at the Telia 5G Arena already once this season when they lost 3-2 to HJK in the Cup.

Both teams are newly promoted but where as Gnistan will fight to avoid relegation, Honka is the biggest favourite for promotion. Gnistan started their season last week with a 1-0 loss to AC Oulu despite playing the last 20 minutes with a man-advantage. Gnistan is a good defensive team who play organised football but offensively they are lacking a bit. Gnistan has several players who played last season with Honka so they know the team very well and will want to show against their old team. Gnistan has had a lot of injuries during the pre-season but Gullit Zolameso and Aleksandr Akbar are close to returning. Valte Vuorela already played with the reserves so he might be available also for this game.

Esport Honka started their season very strongly by beating FC Haka in Valkeakoski 0-4. They were boosted by the fact that they got to play 70 minutes with a man advantage. Honka has no new injury worries in this match.

The teams have met already once this season in the Finnish Cup with Honka winning 2-0. The teams met in the 2nd division 3 times in 2015 with Honka winning twice and once they played a draw.

Starting line ups:
Gnistan: Kollar – Aaltonen, Kaukomaa, Zine, Selander – Jouini, Heimonen, Strandvall, Forsen, Tirkkonen – Koskinen
Honka: Hursti – Laevuo, Rasimus, Saarinen, Uimaniemi – Kaufmann, Korhonen, Perovuo, Tammilehto – Silveira, Generoso Da Silva Jean Carlo

Prediction:

With Gnistan having problems scoring the main bet is both teams to score – NO with 1.62 odds. Honka win to nil also. However the odds on Honka are way too low. The difference between the teams is not so big. Honka is the clear favourite but I cannot see Gnistan losing by more than 2 goals.