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The Veikkausliiga fixture at Tehtaan kenttä on Friday sees home side FC Haka up against opponents in Ilves.
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FC Haka, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-0 Veikkausliiga triumph versus SJK.
In that game, FC Haka managed 44% possession and 12 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Haka was Elias Mastokangas (56'). At the other end, SJK got 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
FC Haka have been conceding pretty frequently lately, but they’ve also done enough to hit the back of the net themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that FC Haka have been punished defensively in 5 of them as well as getting on the scoresheet in 6 of those games. Despite that, time will tell whether that pattern shall be maintained in this next game.
After a losing effort in their last game against FC Lahti in Veikkausliiga action, Ilves will be hoping to turn things around here.
For Ilves, goals were scored by Djair Parfitt-Williams (14') and Méry Traoré (84'). Anouar El Moukhantir (58', 67') and Bubacar Djaló (63') scored for FC Lahti.
Looking at their form, and Ilves have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 12 goals overall. In defence, Ilves have clearly had some problems.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 05/07/2021 shows us that FC Haka have won 3 of them & Ilves 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
15 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 of them from Haka and 7 belonging to Ipa. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Veikkausliiga match day 18 on 04/08/2023 and the score finished Ilves 1-2 FC Haka.
The match was refereed by Dennis Antamo.
Team News: FC Haka
The FC Haka manager Teemu Tainio has no fitness concerns at all before this match owing to a completely injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Ilves
With a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Ilves boss Joni Lehtonen has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match.
When taking everything into account, Ilves could find themselves up against it to get anything against this FC Haka outfit who we think will get the vital goal that wins it.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 advantage for FC Haka at the end of the 90.
Little in this one.
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 8
⭐ Star Player: Elias Mastokangas
Regularly used in the Left Wing position, Elias Mastokangas was born in Finland. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Inter Turku in the 2017 season, the skilful Forward has got 3 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2023 campaign to date in 8 appearances.