Honka and Haka meet at Tapiolan Urheilupuisto, in a match for the 17th round of the Veikkausliiga. The two teams tied (1‑1), on 01‑07‑2020, in the previous meeting for this edition of the league. The recent head-to-head history between these two teams indicates total balance, as there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 matches. Despite being a match between 4th and 10th in the table, it is actually a clash between the 5th ranked in home games and the 6th away.
The home team is currently in 4th position, with 27 points won, after 6 wins, 9 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they drew at home against HJK by (0‑0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Inter Turku, by (0‑0). This is a team that tends to achieve more positive results on the road than at home, as they won 14 points away and 13 at home, with 9 goals scored and 3 suffered as away, against 9 goals scored and 6 suffered at home. In their last 8 home games for the championship, Honka won 3, tied 4 and lost 1, for which they won 13 points out of 24 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half ‑ time was 0‑0 (4 out of 8 matches). In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 6 of the last 8 they played there were less than 3 goals. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (0’‑ 15 ‘).
The home team is in a sequence of 4 rounds without a loss, with 2 wins and 2 more draws in the last matches. Honka comes from 2 consecutive draws without goals, but, it is worth remembering, against rivals who fight for the first positions. On the penultimate round, the tie was against Helsinki, which occupies the first place in the table and has the best attack in the competition. So, as we can see, this is the team with the best defensive system in the current competition, having conceded only 9 goals in 16 games played (4 less than KuPS, which has one less game and the second least defeated defense). . It is true that, however, Honka has the 4th worst attack of the competition, with only 18 goals scored. However, considering that it faces a team from the bottom of the table, and that it has the strongest defense in the championship, the home team has everything to achieve a victory in this match.
The visiting team is currently in 10th position, with 12 points won, after 2 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Ilves, by (1‑1). In the last match, they lost at home to RoPS by (0‑2). Curiously, this is a team that has achieved more positive results abroad than in their stadium, since they won 10 points as a visitor and only 2 in their stadium. For the championship, Haka won 10 points out of 24 possible, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in the last 8 games they played as a visitor. In their away league matches the most frequent final result at half ‑ time was 1‑0 (3 out of 9 matches). Their defense has not been very solid, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their away matches, since 7 of the last 8 matches they played for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 17 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 12 games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have conceded 6 of their 14 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘) and 5 of their 14 goals between (16′ ‑ 30’).
The visiting team in this match has not won in 3 matches, having returned to the penultimate (11th) position of the table after the 2-0 loss to RoPS (current last in the competition) in the last match. With 12 points in 17 games played, Haka Valkeakoski has 2 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses. It is a team with a certain tradition in Finland, but which recently returned to the national elite and has not yet managed to establish itself in the current competition, despite having shown strength to fight for relegation, as it did earlier this year, when advanced. to the semifinal of the Finnish Cup. However, with 18 goals scored (average of practically 1 goal per game) and 36 conceded, it is evident that Haka’s instability goes through the defensive system (the most hit in the competition so far). Therefore, and taking into account the current moment, the visiting team has little chance of winning this match.