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FC Haka play host to away team IFK Mariehamn at Tehtaan kenttä in the Veikkausliiga match on Saturday.
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FC Haka go into this fixture after a 1-1 Veikkausliiga drawn match against FC Lahti.
In that game, FC Haka managed 45% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for FC Haka was Logan Rogerson (86'). At the other end, FC Lahti had 9 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Loorents Hertsi (95') was the scorer for FC Lahti.
FC Haka haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics of late. Their sum of goals equals just 4 versus opposing sides over the course of their last 6 fixtures. In those meetings, FC Haka have also seen the number of goals against them total 13. Even so, we’ll just have to find out if that trend shall be sustained in this match.
Looking at their past form shows that FC Haka:
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
Since a losing effort in their last game against VPS Vaasa in Veikkausliiga action, IFK Mariehamn and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, IFK Mariehamn managed 54% possession and 20 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for IFK Mariehamn was Joakim Latonen (78'). For their opponents, VPS Vaasa had 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Kalle Multanen (33', 38') and Samba Sillah (64') scored for VPS Vaasa.
The attacking players from IFK Mariehamn have struggled for goals in their past 6 games, recording the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those matches, Grönvitt have also seen the collective goal tally against them equal 11.
Heading into this contest, IFK Mariehamn are without a win away from home in their last 5 league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 14/09/2012, neither club has come out on top overall with FC Haka winning 2 of those games, IFK Mariehamn 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
An aggregate of 15 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them for Haka and 6 being from Grönvitt. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The last league fixture between these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 5 on 31/10/2021 when it ended FC Haka 2-0 IFK Mariehamn.
That day, FC Haka had 45% possession and 10 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Goals were scored by Samuel Chidi (67') and Antto Hilska (92').
IFK Mariehamn had 7 shots at goal with 3 on target.
The referee was Jari Järvinen.
Team News: FC Haka
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the FC Haka gaffer Teemu Tainio to contend with due to a largely intact group of players. Vigori Gbe (Knee Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: IFK Mariehamn
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available for selection, the IFK Mariehamn boss Daniel Norrmén has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
It looks to us that FC Haka can fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they face IFK Mariehamn, who won’t find it easy to break down their defence.
We can therefore see a controlled 2-0 winning score for FC Haka by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tehtaan kenttä (3,516)
Captain: Niklas Friberg
Chairman: Marko Laaksonen
Manager: Teemu Tainio
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 7
⭐ Key Man: Stavros Zarokostas
Mostly used in the Left Wing position, Stavros Zarokostas was born in Leonidio, Greece. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Haka in the 2022 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2022 season so far in 10 appearances.