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KuPS arrive at Tapiolan Urheilupuisto on Wednesday for the Veikkausliiga clash with home side FC Honka.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the FC Honka v KuPS match are shown here - as well as the best betting odds.
FC Honka head into this fixture coming off the back of a 0-0 Veikkausliiga tied result against HJK.
In that match, FC Honka managed 40% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 on target. HJK had 7 shots on goal with 2 on target.
It has been seldom in recent times that FC Honka have shown defensive steel. The reality is that FC Honka have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 9 goals along the way.
Heading into this contest, FC Honka are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
KuPS head into the match after a 1-2 Veikkausliiga win to beat KTP in their last fixture.
In that game, KuPS had 62% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For KuPS, the goalscorers were Paulo Ricardo (4') and Aniekpeno Udoh (24'). KTP got 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Rico Finnäs (20') scored for KTP.
A succession of accomplished showings from the KuPS defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their previous 6 fixtures overall. In that time, their own attack force has managed to score 12. That being said, it remains to be seen if such a trend might be maintained in this upcoming game.
Looking at their past form shows that KuPS:
- have not lost to FC Honka in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 7 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 20/04/2019, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with FC Honka winning 2 of those games, KuPS 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
An aggregate of 15 goals were produced between them in these games, with 9 of them from Honka and 6 netted by Keltamusta. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league game between these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 12 on 19/06/2021 when the final score was KuPS 2-1 FC Honka.
That day, KuPS managed 53% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The goalscorers were Urho Nissilä (53') and Anton Popovitch (62').
At the other end, FC Honka had 7 shots at goal with 5 on target. Darren Smith (28') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Mattias Gestranius.
Team News: FC Honka
The FC Honka manager Vesa Vasara doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game thanks to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: KuPS
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection, the KuPS boss Simo Valakari doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this match.
Here, we’re thinking that FC Honka will do well to breach the defence of this KuPS team who we think should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore predicting a narrow 0-1 advantage for KuPS at the conclusion of the game.
A close call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tapiolan Urheilupuisto (4,100)
Captain: Duarte Tammilehto
Chairman: Färid Ainetdin
Manager: Vesa Vasara
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 8, Conference League Qualifiers (1st Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying)
⭐ Key Man: Demba Savage
Mostly played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Demba Savage was born in Banjul, Gambia. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Honka in the 2008 season, the skilful Midfielder has accumulated 3 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2021 season to date in 12 appearances.