VAASA. Honka tops VPS 1-0 after M. Rale scored just 1 goal (10′).
The match was played at the Elisa Stadion stadium in Vaasa on Wednesday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Oliver Reitala who was helped by Olli Jantunen and Arttu Kuukasjärvi. The 4th official was Toni Pohjoismäki. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 16 degrees Celsius or 60.82 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 72%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. VPS was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Honka that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.
VPS was more aggressive with 63 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. Anyhow, Honka found a way to find the solution to win this match.
VPS shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Honka shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target.
VPS received 3 yellow cards (K. Moses, T. Reid and S. Morrissey). On the opposite side, Honka received 1 yellow card (D. Tammilehto).
After this match, VPS will stay with 13 points to stay in the 8th place. On the opposite side, Honka will have 20 points to stay in the 3rd place.
Honka will host Mariehamn on the 2nd of July with a 14-6 head to head stats in favor of Honka (16 draws).
VPS: Formation and Lineups
VPS started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Jussi Nuorela chose to play with the following team: Teppo Marttinen, Mikko Pitkänen, Kareem Moses, Jesper Engström, Tyler Reid, Prosper Ahiabu, Samuel Lindeman, Samba Sillah, Aleksi Pahkasalo, Tete Yengi and Kalle Multanen.
VPS made 3 changes: J. Engstrom for M. Niemi (46′), A. Pahkasalo for S. Morrissey (61′) and K. Multanen for R. Hudd (61′).
Honka: Formation and Lineups
Honka started with a conservative line-up (4-5-1).
On the opposite side, Vesa Vasara played with: Maksim Rudakov, Elias Äijälä, Mohammed Adams, Aldayr Hernández, Matias Rale, Rui Modesto, Jerry Voutilainen, Florian Krebs, Kevin Jansen, Edmund Arko-Mensah and Agon Sadiku.
Honka made 4 changes: E. Arko-Mensah for L. Kaufmann (62′), J. Voutilainen for D. Tammilehto (62′), A. Sadiku for A. Katanic (76′) and F. Krebs for K. Rasimus (88′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Veikkausliiga