Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The Veikkausliiga match at Tehtaan kenttä on Saturday sees home side FC Haka do battle with opponents IFK Mariehamn.
Our tips, poll and stats for FC Haka v IFK Mariehamn can all be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
FC Haka will be looking to improve on their last outing here after 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.
A recurring feature of more recent FC Haka games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their previous 6 clashes leading up to this one, in 6 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a losing one.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of KuPS in Veikkausliiga action, IFK Mariehamn and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, IFK Mariehamn had 44% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. KuPS had 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Santeri Haarala (66') scored for KuPS.
The attacking players from IFK Mariehamn have struggled for goals in their past six clashes, netting the unsatisfactory return of only 2. In those matches, Grönvitt have also seen the overall goal tally against them equal 8. That kind of pattern might not be sustained into this game, of course.
Looking at their past form shows that IFK Mariehamn:
- remain undefeated by FC Haka in games played away from home for the previous 5 league matches. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 22/04/2012 tells us that FC Haka have won 1 of them and IFK Mariehamn 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
A total of 13 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 of them for Haka and 7 being from Grönvitt. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 8 on 23/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of IFK Mariehamn 0-3 FC Haka.
The match was refereed by Oskari Hämäläinen.
Team News: FC Haka
The FC Haka manager Teemu Tainio has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this game owing to a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: IFK Mariehamn
Thanks to a fully injury-free group ready to go, the IFK Mariehamn manager Lukas Syberyjski has no fitness concerns at all before this clash.
We envisage that IFK Mariehamn certainly have the ability to score against this FC Haka side, however that possibly won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 win for FC Haka by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Should be a good one.
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 Player: Ishmael Yartey
Generally played in the Left Wing position, Ishmael Yartey was born in Swedru, Ghana. After making a first senior appearance for Beira-Mar in the 2009 - 2010 season, the accomplished Forward has got 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2021 season so far in 13 appearances.