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Helsinki IFK will host the visiting IFK Mariehamn at Bolt Arena in this Veikkausliiga game on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Helsinki IFK v IFK Mariehamn - as well as up-to-date odds.
Helsinki IFK will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-0 Veikkausliiga loss in their previous game against Ilves.
In that match, Helsinki IFK had 42% possession and 3 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target. Ilves got 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Jean Carlos Blanco (87') was the scorer for Ilves.
Over their past six games, Joaquín Gómez's Helsinki IFK have hit the back of the net a combined total of 10 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.67.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Helsinki IFK:
- have not lost to IFK Mariehamn in home games against them for the last 4 league games.
- have not lost a league tie with IFK Mariehamn in their previous 8 matches. A long run without a loss.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
IFK Mariehamn will go into this meeting after a 1-2 Veikkausliiga win vs FC Haka in their previous outing.
In that match, IFK Mariehamn had 45% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For IFK Mariehamn, the goalscorers were Eero Tamminen (24') and Yanga Baliso (72'). On the other side, FC Haka had 4 shots on goal with 2 on target. Aleksandar Vučenović (77') scored for FC Haka.
The stats tell the story, and IFK Mariehamn have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 7 goals in total. In defence, IFK Mariehamn certainly have room for improvement.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 08/05/2019 shows us that Helsinki IFK have won 2 of these and IFK Mariehamn 0, with the number of drawn matches standing at 4.
An aggregate of 13 goals were scored between them in these games, with 9 of them for Tähtirinnat and 4 created by Grönvitt. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league match between these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 13 on 04/07/2021 which ended up with the score at IFK Mariehamn 0-0 Helsinki IFK.
In that match, IFK Mariehamn managed 49% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
At the other end, Helsinki IFK got 5 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Oliver Reitala.
Team News: Helsinki IFK
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Helsinki IFK gaffer Joaquín Gómez to be concerned about from an otherwise complete set of players. Sakari Tukiainen (Knee Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: IFK Mariehamn
Due to a completely healthy group available to select from, the IFK Mariehamn boss Lukas Syberyjski does not have any fitness worries at all before this match.
We’ve got the feeling that IFK Mariehamn should get enough chances to find the net against this Helsinki IFK lineup, but it probably shouldn’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We are anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Helsinki IFK when all is said and done. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bolt Arena (10,770)
Captain: Hannu Patronen
Chairman: Christoffer Perret
Manager: Joaquín Gómez
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 5
🔑 Key Player: Jusif Ali
Generally taking to the field in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Jusif Ali was born in Finland. Having made a first senior appearance for Ilves in the 2018 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2021 season so far in 16 appearances.