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Ykkönen 9 September: Esport Honka vs EIF

Ykkönen 9 September: Esport Honka vs EIF

Esport Honka vs EIF 17:00 Tapiolan Tn1, Espoo
Odds 1.27 – 5.00 – 8.50 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Both teams need points but different reasons. Honka is currently 2nd, tied in points with KPV and 3 points behind leaders TPS. Only 1 team gets direct promotion and only the 2nd team will have a second chance against the team finishing 11th in the Veikkausliiga. There are only 6 rounds left so the fight for promotion is fierce. EIF is 8th and they need points in order to avoid relegation. They have a 5 point difference to Gnistan but EIF has placed 2 games less.

Honka is the only team in the league who has not lost at home this season. It started to look like it was Honka who would have been left out of the promotion race but in the last round they got a convincing win against KPV and put them back into the mix. Honka will miss from this match long term injured Duarte Tammilehto and suspended Robert Ivanov. They get back important midfielder Joel Perovuo and also Maximo Tolonen.

EIF has lost their last 4 games and that form has put them into the position where they are desperate for points. Four rounds ago even promotion was a possibility but now they will be lucky to keep in-form Gnistan behind them. They have played well against Honka this season as they lost only 0-1 in the first match and a draw would have not been unjust. In the second match they did get the 0-0 draw so a similar game plan could happen here.

Prediction:

There is value on a low scoring game so under 3.0 goals is our main pick.