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VPS Vaasa will host visitors FC Honka at Elisa Stadion in the Veikkausliiga meeting on Wednesday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for VPS Vaasa v FC Honka are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
VPS Vaasa, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-5 Veikkausliiga triumph against Helsinki IFK.
In that match, VPS Vaasa had 56% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 8 on target. For VPS Vaasa, the goalscorers were Aleksi Pahkasalo (13'), Kalle Multanen (19'), Steven Morrissey (73', 77') and Roni Hudd (82'). At the other end, HIFK Fotboll got 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Macario Hing-Glover (65') was the scorer for Helsinki IFK.
It has not been often in recent times where VPS Vaasa have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, VPS Vaasa have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 8 goals on the way.
Leading up to this clash, VPS Vaasa:
- have not registered a win against FC Honka in their previous 3 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 6 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
FC Honka will come into the clash following on from a 2-0 Veikkausliiga win in the defeat of KuPS in their previous match.
In that match, FC Honka managed 36% possession and 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For FC Honka, the goalscorers were Agon Sadiku (11') and Rui Modesto (15'). KuPS had 13 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
A series of dependable performances from the FC Honka defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 fixtures in total. During the same period, their own attack force has managed to score 9. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Heading into this fixture, FC Honka remain unbeaten by VPS Vaasa in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 31/08/2014, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with VPS Vaasa winning 2 of those games, FC Honka 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 17 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 for Vepsi and 9 being from Honka. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league contest featuring the two was Veikkausliiga match day 18 on 03/08/2019 and the score finished VPS Vaasa 2-3 FC Honka.
The match was refereed by Ville Nevalainen.
Team News: VPS Vaasa
The VPS Vaasa manager Jussi Nuorela has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: FC Honka
Due to a fully healthy group to pick from, the FC Honka manager Vesa Vasara has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this match.
We’re of the view that VPS Vaasa might need a bit of good fortune to score goals against this FC Honka side who should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore seeing a 0-1 winning margin for FC Honka at the end of the 90.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Elisa Stadion (6,009)
Captain: Sebastian Strandvall
Chairman: Timo Harri
Manager: Jussi Nuorela
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 8
🔑 Star Man: Steven Morrissey
Normally used in the Striker position, Steven Morrissey was born in Jamaica. Having played his first senior match for VPS Vaasa in the 2011 season, the gifted Forward has managed 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2022 campaign to date from a total of 8 appearances.