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Helsinki IFK will be at Wiklöf Holding Arena on Sunday for the Veikkausliiga showdown with home side IFK Mariehamn.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the IFK Mariehamn v Helsinki IFK match are shown here - as well as the best betting odds.
IFK Mariehamn enter this game coming off the back of a 2-2 Veikkausliiga drawn result against FC Haka.
For IFK Mariehamn, goals were scored by Albion Ademi (4') and Riku Sjöroos (76'). Henri Malundama (40') scored for FC Haka.
It has not been often in recent games that IFK Mariehamn have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Grönvitt have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 10 goals along the way.
Pre-game facts show that IFK Mariehamn:
- haven't won against Helsinki IFK in their previous 5 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 4 matches in the league. Their fans aren't happy.
Helsinki IFK will come into the clash after a 2-1 Veikkausliiga win in the defeat of SJK in their most recent match.
The only player to score from Helsinki IFK was Sakari Mattila (27', 90'). Ariel Ngueukam (79') scored for SJK.
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Helsinki IFK has become noticeable in recent matches. A glance at their last six meetings reveals that it has happened 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal total of 7 while Tähtirinnat have scored 5. Previous results aside, we’ll just have to find out if the trend might be sustained in this upcoming match.
Leading up to this clash, Helsinki IFK:
- haven't been beaten by IFK Mariehamn when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Drawn results are a common outcome in games between the two sides. In their head to head meetings starting from 19/05/2017, fans have seen 5 of these. That’s a very high 83% of games ending as stalemates.
A total of 10 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 4 for Grönvitt and 6 netted by Tähtirinnat. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
Team News: IFK Mariehamn
IFK Mariehamn manager Lukasz Syberyjski has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever before this match owing to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Helsinki IFK
In an otherwise healthy group of players, there is only a single fitness worry for the Helsinki IFK boss Tor Thodesen to be concerned with. Macario Hing-Glover (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re thinking that Helsinki IFK and IFK Mariehamn could both end up scoring in a what should be a good tussle with little between the two teams.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We therefore see a very close game with a score draw at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Wiklöf Holding Arena (1,600)
Captain: Robin Buwalda
Chairman: Dan Mikkola
Manager: Lukasz Syberyjski
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 6
🔑 Key Player: Albion Ademi
Normally played in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Albion Ademi was born in Turku, Finland. After having played his first senior match for FC Inter Turku in the 2016 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2020 campaign to date from a total of 2 appearances.