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The Veikkausliiga meeting at Wiklöf Holding Arena on Friday sees home team IFK Mariehamn go up against FC Haka.
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IFK Mariehamn will be wanting a better result here following the 3-2 Veikkausliiga defeat in their last game at the hands of AC Oulu.
For IFK Mariehamn, goals were scored by Muhamed Tehe Olawale (14') and Jamie Hopcutt (63'). Rasmus Karjalainen (24'), Ashley Coffey (35') and Magnus Breitenmoser (79') scored for AC Oulu.
Matches involving IFK Mariehamn have proved to be engaging encounters of late with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past six games, the sum of 22 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 8 of them being chalked up by IFK Mariehamn.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that IFK Mariehamn:
- have not lost a league tie with FC Haka in their last 3 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 7 league matches. Their fans aren't happy.
In their previous fixture, FC Haka drew 2-2 in the Veikkausliiga tie with Ilves.
In that game, FC Haka managed 56% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For FC Haka, the goals were scored by Juan Lescano (12') and Elias Mastokangas (35'). For their opponents, Ilves got 17 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Santeri Haarala (86') and Méry Traoré (93') scored for Ilves.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen outings, FC Haka have amassed a tally of 10 goals. FC Haka have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have had 7 goals go into their own net. We will just have to see whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Leading up to this clash, FC Haka:
- have left without a victory over IFK Mariehamn when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 11/09/2021 shows that IFK Mariehamn have won 3 of them & FC Haka 2, with the number of draws being 1.
A total of 17 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 9 of them from Grönvitt and 8 netted by Haka. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 19 on 11/08/2023 when the final score was FC Haka 1-1 IFK Mariehamn.
The match was refereed by Oskari Hämäläinen.
Team News: IFK Mariehamn
There is just a single fitness concern for the IFK Mariehamn manager Daniel Norrmén to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Patrik Raitanen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is out of contention.
Team News: FC Haka
Due to a completely healthy group to choose from, the FC Haka manager Teemu Tainio does not have any fitness worries to report before this clash.
It seems to us that FC Haka and IFK Mariehamn could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
A scoreless draw looks like a real possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore seeing a very even match with a 0-0 draw at the end of this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Wiklöf Holding Arena (1,635)
Captain: Timi Lahti
Chairman: Dan Mikkola
Manager: Daniel Norrmén
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 12
⭐ Star Man: Jamie Hopcutt
Mostly deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Jamie Hopcutt was born in York, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Östersunds FK in the 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2023 campaign to date coming from a total of 19 appearances.