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AC Oulu visit Bolt Arena on Saturday for the Veikkausliiga clash with home side Helsinki IFK.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Helsinki IFK v AC Oulu match are shown here - plus the latest betting odds.
Helsinki IFK, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-0 Veikkausliiga triumph vs SJK.
In that game, Helsinki IFK had 52% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Helsinki IFK was Kei Kamara (44'). At the other end, SJK had 7 shots on goal with 0 on target.
Over their past six games, Joaquín Gómez's Helsinki IFK have scored a total of 8 times - an average number of goals per match of 1.33.
In their last game, AC Oulu drew 1-1 in the Veikkausliiga match with FC Lahti.
The only player to score from AC Oulu was Samu Alanko (59'). Macoumba Kandji (45') was the scorer for FC Lahti.
In 5 of the prior six clashes involving AC Oulu, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell works out to a mere 2, with the number of goals averaged by Oulu standing at 1.17.
Head to head
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 8 on 23/05/2021 when it finished AC Oulu 1-2 Helsinki IFK.
The match was refereed by Mattias Gestranius.
Team News: Helsinki IFK
There aren’t many selection issues, with just a single fitness concern for the Helsinki IFK boss Joaquín Gómez to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Sakari Tukiainen (Knee Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: AC Oulu
Due to a mostly full-strength group, there’s just the one fitness worry for the AC Oulu manager Jyrki Ahola to contend with. Dennis Salanovic (Hamstring Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re thinking that AC Oulu will have to play well to register a score against this Helsinki IFK lineup who we think should score at least once to put them ahead.
We’ve gone for a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning score for Helsinki IFK at the end of the match.
Should be a close one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bolt Arena (10,770)
Captain: Hannu Patronen
Chairman: Christoffer Perret
Manager: Joaquín Gómez
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 6
🔑 Key Man: Jusif Ali
Normally used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Jusif Ali was born in Finland. After having played his first senior match for Ilves in the 2018 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2021 campaign to date in 14 appearances.