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The Veikkausliiga meeting at Tehtaan kenttä on Friday will see home team FC Haka do battle with Helsinki IFK.
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FC Haka will be looking for an improved result here following the 4-0 Veikkausliiga loss in their previous game against SJK.
Ariel Ngueukam (7', 77'), Denys Oliynyk (51') and Jake Jervis (78') scored for SJK.
FC Haka have not been in good attacking form of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 3 versus opposition teams over their last six outings. In those meetings, FC Haka have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 7. We shall soon find out if that trend can be sustained here.
Helsinki IFK will go into this game after a 0-3 Veikkausliiga win versus FC Honka in their last fixture.
In that match, Helsinki IFK had 48% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For Helsinki IFK, goals were scored by Kei Kamara (3', 21') and Sakari Mattila (68'). FC Honka got 5 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
During their 6 previous matches, Joaquín Gómez's Helsinki IFK have seen their goal attempts be successful 7 times - earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Head to head
The previous league meeting between these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 5 on 03/05/2021 when it ended Helsinki IFK 2-0 FC Haka.
The match was refereed by Mattias Gestranius.
Team News: FC Haka
The FC Haka boss Teemu Tainio doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this match owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Helsinki IFK
Due to a mostly available group of players, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Helsinki IFK manager Joaquín Gómez to be concerned about. Sakari Tukiainen (Knee Injury) misses out for this game.
Our feeling is that Helsinki IFK will manage to put a goal past this FC Haka side, but it probably won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for both teams to score in a 2-1 win for FC Haka at full-time. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tehtaan kenttä (3,516)
Captain: Jacob Bushue
Chairman: Marko Laaksonen
Manager: Teemu Tainio
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 10
🔑 Key Man: Ishmael Yartey
Typically used in the Left Wing position, Ishmael Yartey was born in Swedru, Ghana. After having made a senior debut playing for Beira-Mar in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 2 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2021 season so far in a total of 13 appearances.