There is a Finnish Veikkausliiga contest at Bolt Arena today, with HIFK playing Honka FC.
HIFK are up in fourth place after a solid start to the campaign and they take on a Honka FC side looking to build on their 2-0 away win over Oulu last time out.
Best Tip: Honka Over 1.5 Team Goals
- HIFK conceded four goals to Inter Turku last time out.
- Honka FC have scored at least two goals in four of their last six away games.
- HIFK have scored at least once in their last seven home matches.
Honka’s road form still sound enough to win
Honka will meet HIFK in Helsinki today, looking for their second win in a week.
The squad from Espoo has had a slow start to the season in Finland, and they are currently four places behind HIFK, who are in the same fourth spot as Honka last season.
Honka won a place in the Europa Conference League first qualifying round thanks to excellent away play, with Vesa Vasara’s side losing only once on the road all season. Their problems have been accentuated at home, where they have lost all three games at Tapiolan Urheilupuisto this season.
However, they performed admirably before champions HJK defeated them 4-2 at home in late April, and they were also defeated 1-0 on the road by FC Lahti. Vasara’s team returned to winning ways last time out against Oulu, and they may have turned a corner in terms of outcomes away from home.
Their two-goal performance against HJK shown that they can still cause problems for excellent teams on the road, and today’s opponents are coming off a 4-1 thrashing at home.
As a result, we expect Honka to score at least twice, as they have done in four of their previous six road encounters dating back to last season.
A 3-1 road win for Vasara’s side appeals as a correct score play because two of their last four road wins have been by this scoreline, while HIFK has scored in six of their past seven home games.
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