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The Veikkausliiga fixture at Tapiolan Urheilupuisto on Friday will see home side FC Honka do battle with VPS Vaasa.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for FC Honka v VPS Vaasa can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
FC Honka, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Veikkausliiga triumph vs SJK.
The only player to score from FC Honka was Johannes Wurtz (30', 38'). Jake Dunwoody (48') scored for SJK.
Their most recent results reveal that much solidity has been shown by the FC Honka defence. FC Honka have kept it tight, with the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their last 6 matches standing at 3.
Analysis of their past results shows that FC Honka:
- are unbeaten in the league by VPS Vaasa in their previous 7 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
VPS Vaasa will go into this meeting after a 0-2 Veikkausliiga win over KuPS in their previous game.
The only scorer from VPS Vaasa was Peter Godly Michael (27', 89').
A succession of reliable performances by the VPS Vaasa defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their past 6 fixtures combined. Over that same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 13. Still, it remains to be seen if the trend might be replicated here in this match.
Leading up to this clash, VPS Vaasa:
- have not registered a win against FC Honka in away games against them for the last 4 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are unbeaten in their previous 6 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of past results between these clubs stretching back to 11/05/2019 shows that these encounters have been disappointments for VPS Vaasa. They’ve not been able to come away with any wins whatsoever while FC Honka have been the better of the two, beating them in 67 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A sum of 13 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 for Honka and 3 being from Vepsi. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 13 on 27/06/2023 when it finished FC Honka 1-0 VPS Vaasa.
The referee was Mohammad Al-Emara.
Team News: FC Honka
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the FC Honka gaffer Vesa Vasara to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Jerry Voutilainen (Tibia Fracture) won’t play.
Team News: VPS Vaasa
Owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the VPS Vaasa boss Jussi Nuorela has no fitness concerns to speak of before this match.
We’re thinking that VPS Vaasa should get enough chances to find the back of the net against this FC Honka lineup, but it is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re expecting a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for FC Honka by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tapiolan Urheilupuisto (4,100)
Captain: Henri Aalto
Chairman: Färid Ainetdin
Manager: Vesa Vasara
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 3
⭐ Key Player: Clésio Baúque
Mostly deployed in the Right Wing position, Clésio Baúque was born in Maputo, Mozambique. After making a first senior appearance for Benfica in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Forward has struck 6 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2023 campaign so far from a total of 22 appearances.