The KuPS & Honka managers A. Erlandsen and V. Vasara are both dreading and looking forward to this decisive game in the upper regions of the Veikkausliiga league table.
It's no vacation for neither KuPS nor Honka as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.
It should be mentioned that Honka play their home matches on grass, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on artifical turf. Does it matter? Recent statistics for Honka on artifical turf are 8 victories, 4 draws and 4 defeats from 16 games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 23-17. You can compare this with overall results below.
KuPS form and stats
The home supporters can't complain about results here at Savon Sanomat Areena as KuPS have scored 18 goals to get 22 points from 9 games. The overall stats in the Veikkausliiga are 7-1-1 (wins-draws-losses).
The fans are hoping that KuPS will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-2 away loss in the Veikkausliiga game against Inter Turku (placed 3rd). Ahead of that match, KuPS won a home game hosting HIFK (3-2).
The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does KuPS handle that role? We have found ten games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are four wins, five draws and one defeat.
Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Veikkausliiga game versus Haka in only four days. This game is also played here at Savon Sanomat Areena.
The KuPS manager A. Erlandsen has got the team scoring with 18 from 9 home games in the league. On the other hand, KuPS have conceded 9 goals.
Honka form and stats
Playing away, Honka, who have the fewest conceded goals (12) in Veikkausliiga, have won 3 games, drawn 6 and suffered 0 defeats in the Veikkausliiga this season. The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Haka game have they lost an away game, meaning Honka has taken points from nine away matches in a row.
Honka go into this game after a win, the home game against Mariehamn that ended 1-0. Before that, Honka travelled to HIFK and returned home with a draw after the game finished 1-1.
Honka are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is three wins, three draws and zero defeats. From a total of six matches.
The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Lahti in just four days.
The visiting Honka have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 10 goals from 9 games. Honka are tight as a drum on their travels, having allowed the opposition only 4 goals away. It's worth mentioning that 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.
Head 2 HeadKuPS and Honka have met before this season: Honka - KuPS 1-1. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): KuPS won three games, five matches ended with a draw and Honka has two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: four / six
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KuPS missing players
Honka missing players
|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|95%||100%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||50%||67%||74%|
|89%||89%||50%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||50%||67%||58%|
|58%||78%||50%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||0%||11%||21%|
|21%||22%||0%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||0%||11%||16%|
|11%||11%||0%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||0%||0%||5%|
|37%||33%||50%||Clean Sheets||C S||50%||56%||47%|
|16%||11%||50%||Failed to Score||F T||50%||33%||32%|
|0||0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0||0|
|0||0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0||0|
|1.3||1.2||1||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||1.5||1.6||1.6|
|0||0||0||Red cards||R C||0||1||2|
|248||138||23||Total Shots||T S||20||94||177|
|101||48||3||Shots on Target||S O||13||46||80|
|35%||38%||33%||Goal Efficiency||G E||8%||22%||26%|
- Honka has the fewest conceded goals (12) in Veikkausliiga
- Honka has the fewest conceded goals (4) away in Veikkausliiga
- Honka has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (6) in Veikkausliiga
- Honka has the fewest matches over the total-line (4) in Veikkausliiga
- Honka has the most clean sheets (9) in Veikkausliiga
- Honka has the most matches under the total-line (15) in Veikkausliiga
- Honka have not yet lost a game away.
- Honka have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded away.
- KuPS has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (5) in Veikkausliiga
- KuPS has the most scored goals in the first half (21) in Veikkausliiga
- KuPS have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
- KuPS haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
- KuPS is in the best form (4-1-1)