Ilves are going up against the visiting FC Haka at Tammela Stadion in this Veikkausliiga clash on Saturday.
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Ilves will be wanting a better result here following a 1-2 Veikkausliiga defeat last time out to HJK.
The only player to score from Ilves was Joona Veteli (77'). Atomu Tanaka (19') and Tim Väyrynen (63') scored for HJK.
Jarkko Wiss's Ilves have scored a sum total of 10 times in their last six outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures stands at 8.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against SJK in Veikkausliiga action, FC Haka and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The only player to score from FC Haka was Salomo Ojala (47'). Emmanuel Ledesma (22'), Denys Oliynyk (34'), Mehmet Hetemaj (78') and Serge Atakayi (88') scored for SJK.
Demonstrating their penchant for fruitful matches, we’ve seen goals 22 times in the last 6 games in which FC Haka have taken to the pitch, making it a mean average of 3.67 goals for each clash. Opposing teams have hit 14 from this total. Even so, it remains to be seen if such a trend shall persist in this game.
Coming into this meeting, FC Haka are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 12 on 01/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of FC Haka 0-2 Ilves.
The match was refereed by Mattias Gestranius.
Team News: Ilves
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Ilves manager Jarkko Wiss to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Janne Saksela (Ankle Fracture) won’t play.
Team News: FC Haka
Owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, FC Haka boss Teemu Tainio has no fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
Our assessment is that Ilves can and should be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
At the same time, FC Haka could well struggle getting goals but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be managing to get on the scoresheet.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Ilves when all’s said and done.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tammela Stadion (5,050)
Captain: Mika Hilander
Chairman: Pentti Kuusela
Manager: Jarkko Wiss
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 6
🔑 Key Man: Lauri Ala-Myllymäki
Customarily deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Lauri Ala-Myllymäki was born in Finland. Having made his senior debut playing for Ilves in the 2015 season, the talented Midfielder has struck 3 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2020 campaign so far in a total of 14 appearances.