Home and Away: Hosts Honka looking to extend impressive home form

29May 2013



Jonno Turner looks to build on three wins from four picks this week with two selections from Finland and Brazil...


We're off to Finland for our first pick of the day - as in-form Honka welcome FC Lahti to the Tapiolan Urheilupuisto, looking to make it four home wins on the bounce.


Mika Lehkosuo's side have been formidable on their own patch of late, and that form has lifted them into fifth position in the Viekkausliiga with nine games played.


And a 2-1 win on the road at KuPS last time out will have boosted morale in the Keltamustat camp, as the Espoo side look to improve on a seventh placed finish last  campaign.


Visitors Lahti line up for this clash in miserable form, and just one win from their opening eight league outings suggests that the Mustat Kuhnurit are in for a  struggle this campaign.


Tommi Kautonen's side currently sit second bottom of the table, and will be desperate to arrest that slump this evening - but four losses and a draw from their last  five suggests that they might struggle to engineer a turnaround in Espoo.


In the bigger picture, that makes five away outings without a win this campaign, and that travel sickness threatens to derail Lahti's season before it's even really  begun.


I fancy the hosts' momentum and vigour to stand them in good stead in this clash - and, with home advantage, I reckon they'll secure all three points.


Bet 1: Honka (HOME) @ 1.92


Turning our attentions to slightly warmer climes now, and the Brazilian Serie A, as Cruzeiro look to continue their recent impressive form, at Atletico PR.


The visitors began the new league campaign with a whopping 5-0 thrashing of Goias last week, and they will be keen to build on that result as they look to make it 19  wins from 20 games in all competitions.


Marcelo de Oliveira Santos' side have notched a massive nine goals in their last two games, and that attacking threat gives them a real chance of securing a positive  results in Parana this evening.


Hosts Atletico PR line up for this one having won just one of their last five, and a 2-1 opening day loss to Fluminense sees them sitting 15th in the table ahead of  this one.


Ricardo Drubscky's charges will be desperate to correct that in front of their own fans, but no clean sheets in half a dozen outings suggests that they might struggle  against the final third might of their guests.


Bet 2: Cruzeiro (AWAY) @ 2.52



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