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KuPS will be at Tapiolan Urheilupuisto on Saturday for the Veikkausliiga game with hosts FC Honka.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the FC Honka v KuPS match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
FC Honka, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Veikkausliiga triumph versus Helsinki IFK.
For FC Honka, the goals were scored by Aldayr Hernández (66') and Agon Sadiku (85'). Aatu Kujanpää (51') scored for Helsinki IFK.
In their past six fixtures, Vesa Vasara's FC Honka have hit the back of the net 12 times giving them an average number of goals per match of 2.
Pre-game facts show that FC Honka:
- have left without a victory over KuPS in their last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, KuPS drew 0-0 in the Veikkausliiga tie with HJK.
In that match, KuPS managed 64% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. HJK got 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
A series of effective displays by the KuPS defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their last 6 outings combined. In that period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 10.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that KuPS:
- have not lost to FC Honka when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 15 league matches away from home. It doesn't get much better than that.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 06/07/2019 shows us that FC Honka have won 1 of these games & KuPS 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
A sum of 13 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 6 from Honka and 7 coming from Keltamusta. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 4 on 22/09/2021 when it finished FC Honka 0-1 KuPS.
The match was refereed by Petri Viljanen.
Team News: FC Honka
The FC Honka boss Vesa Vasara will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game with a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: KuPS
Thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from, the KuPS manager Simo Valakari does not have any fitness concerns at all before this match.
We’re of the opinion that KuPS and FC Honka won’t have much between them here, and goals could be hard to come by.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a game with minimal goal-scoring opportunities. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a 0-0 draw at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tapiolan Urheilupuisto (4,100)
Captain: Duarte Tammilehto
Chairman: Färid Ainetdin
Manager: Vesa Vasara
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 3, Conference League Qualifiers (1st Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying)
🔑 Star Man: Agon Sadiku
Usually played in the Striker position, Agon Sadiku was born in Raahe, Finland. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Honka in the 2022 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 4 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 9 appearances.