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The Veikkausliiga meeting at Tammelan Stadion on Wednesday will see home team Ilves prepare for the visit of Helsinki IFK.
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Ilves will be looking for another win after a 3-2 Veikkausliiga triumph vs FC Lahti.
In that match, Ilves managed 54% possession and 8 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Ilves, goals were scored by Petteri Pennanen (8', 96') and Tuomas Ollila (72'). On the other side, FC Lahti had 9 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Matti Klinga (29') and Macoumba Kandji (92') scored for FC Lahti.
In their prior 6 fixtures, Toni Kallio's Ilves have hit the back of the net a combined total of 10 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match of 1.67.
Since tasting defeat last time out to VPS Vaasa in Veikkausliiga action, Helsinki IFK and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Helsinki IFK managed 44% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Helsinki IFK was Macario Hing-Glover (65'). VPS Vaasa got 12 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Aleksi Pahkasalo (13'), Kalle Multanen (19'), Steven Morrissey (73', 77') and Roni Hudd (82') scored for VPS Vaasa.
The numbers tell their own story, and Helsinki IFK have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 13 goals in all. Defensively, Helsinki IFK just haven’t been too solid at all.
Head to head
A review of past results between these clubs stretching back to 27/08/2019 reveals that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Helsinki IFK. They’ve not been able to come away with any wins at all whereas Ilves have managed to find a way, getting wins in 67 per cent of those ties.
A sum of 17 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 12 of them for Ipa and 5 for Tähtirinnat. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league match between the two was Veikkausliiga match day 5 on 31/10/2021 when it ended Helsinki IFK 0-3 Ilves.
In that match, Helsinki IFK had 61% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
At the other end, Ilves got 9 shots at goal with 5 on target. Patrick Loa Loa (29', 77') and Tuomas Ollila (67') scored.
The referee was Antti Munukka.
Team News: Ilves
The Ilves manager Toni Kallio has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match with a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Helsinki IFK
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, the Helsinki IFK boss Mixu Paatelainen does not have any fitness concerns to report before this clash.
Ilves can score at least once when they come up against Helsinki IFK, who will not find it easy to find the back of the net.
We’re therefore expecting to see a comfortable 2-0 margin for Ilves when all’s said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tammelan Stadion (5,050)
Captain: Tatu Miettunen
Chairman: Pentti Kuusela
Manager: Toni Kallio
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 6
🔑 Key Man: Kai Meriluoto
Mostly played in the Striker position, Kai Meriluoto was born in Finland. After making a first senior appearance for Ilves in the 2022 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 6 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2022 campaign so far in 8 appearances.