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Ilves will be visiting Tehtaan kenttä on Saturday for the Veikkausliiga clash with home team FC Haka.
View all of the FC Haka v Ilves predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
FC Haka will be looking for an improved result here after a 1-2 Veikkausliiga loss in their previous game against IFK Mariehamn.
In that match, FC Haka had 55% possession and 4 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for FC Haka was Aleksandar Vučenović (77'). IFK Mariehamn had 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Eero Tamminen (24') and Yanga Baliso (72') scored for IFK Mariehamn.
A common characteristic of recent FC Haka games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their previous 6 matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would have lost.
Ilves will go into this clash after a 1-0 Veikkausliiga win as they beat Helsinki IFK in their last outing.
In that game, Ilves had 58% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Ilves was Jean Carlos Blanco (87'). HIFK Fotboll got 3 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
The trend of at least one team not scoring a goal in games featuring Ilves has become evident recently. Examining their last 6 outings reveals that this has happened 5 times. During those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal tally of 7 while Ilves have scored 4. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will be sustained here.
Coming into this fixture, Ilves are without a win away from home in their last 9 matches in the league. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
The last league match between these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 13 on 05/07/2021 when it finished Ilves 1-0 FC Haka.
The referee was Mohammad Al-Emara.
Team News: FC Haka
The FC Haka boss Teemu Tainio has no fitness concerns at all before this clash thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Ilves
Due to a mostly available squad, there’s just the sole fitness worry for the Ilves manager Toni Kallio to be concerned about. Kalle Katz (Ill) misses out for this game.
We feel that Ilves and FC Haka could find scoring goals difficult here.
A draw is a real possibility, as a clear-cut winner doesn’t appear to be obvious. We’re therefore predicting a very competitive game with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the 90.
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: Jacob Bushue
Chairman: Marko Laaksonen
Manager: Teemu Tainio
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 11
⭐ Key Player: Ishmael Yartey
Mostly used 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 dangerous Forward has scored 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2021 season so far from a total of 13 appearances.