TPS to win at odds 2.25
TPS: 2-1-3 (home: 4-0-2)
FC Honka: 3-1-2 (away: 2-1-3)
05/05/12 FC Honka 0 - 2 TPS
02/10/11 FC Honka 1 - 1 TPS
31/07/11 TPS 2 - 4 FC Honka
23/05/11 FC Honka 1 - 2 TPS
25/07/10 FC Honka 1 - 0 TPS
These two teams met already once this season in Espoo where TPS was better with a scorelina of 0-2. Now they will meet in Turku, where Honka will seek revenge. With a win here TPS would climb up to 6th in the league (8th now) while Honka is also seeking the 6th spot with a win here as they are 7th now. While the top teams have struggled lately, middle class teams such as TPS and Honka see this as an opportunity to get back in the race for the title.
TPS was disappointed by Haka in the last round as they lost that game 1-0. Away games have been very tough for TPS as they have only won one of their away games and interestingly enough, it was against Honka. Honka settled for a 2-2 draw against IFK Mariehamn, the no. 3 team in the league table and secured important points for them. Honka is now wihtout a loss in 3 straight games.
For this game TPS should have their no. 1 keeper Lehtovaara (GK 5/0) available, but he is not expected to start yet. Moisander has been great as of late in TPS goal and I don't think that right now it makes a lot of difference for TPS who will be guarding the goal for them, as they feel comfortable with either one. Kolehmainen (MF 13/1) was missing for TPS in their last game against Haka because of an injury and no word has come out weather he will play today or not so he can be considered as doubtful. It's an unfortunate loss for TPS, but their play shouldn't suffer too much from his absence.
Honka will have Petrescu (MF 11/0) back after being suspended for two games. Otaru (MF 14/1) and Rexhepi (D 3/0) were absent from Honka's last game against Mariehamn and no word for either of these guys if they will be able to suit up for this game or not.
With these odds TPS is a nice bet in my opinion since I think they are the favorite to win this game. Medium stakes here as both of these teams have been inconsistent during this season.