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The Veikkausliiga tie at Tammelan Stadion on Tuesday sees hosts Ilves playing Helsinki IFK.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Ilves v Helsinki IFK, scroll down - as well as the best betting odds.
Ilves, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-0 Veikkausliiga triumph over FC Lahti.
In that match, Ilves managed 39% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Ilves was Tuomas Ollila (18'). At the other end, FC Lahti had 4 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
A recurring theme in recent Ilves games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their previous sextet of matches before this one, in 5 of them a wager on BTTS would have lost. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Helsinki IFK go into this match following a 3-1 Veikkausliiga win against AC Oulu in their previous fixture.
For Helsinki IFK, the scorers were Keaton Isaksson (22', 36') and Jusif Ali (39'). Samu Alanko (9') was the scorer for AC Oulu.
Over the course of their last six outings, Helsinki IFK have helped themselves to a total of 11 goals. Helsinki IFK have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. Over that period, they have seen 8 goals scored by their opponents.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes going back to 26/08/2017 tells us that Ilves have won 3 of these & Helsinki IFK 0, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
A combined sum of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 12 of them from Ipa and 8 belonging to Tähtirinnat. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league game featuring the two was Veikkausliiga match day 7 on 15/05/2021 when it ended Helsinki IFK 1-1 Ilves.
The match was refereed by Dennis Antamo.
Team News: Ilves
The Ilves manager Toni Kallio will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Helsinki IFK
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group of players, there’s just the sole fitness worry for the Helsinki IFK gaffer Joaquín Gómez to be concerned about. Sakari Tukiainen (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re of the opinion that Helsinki IFK and Ilves may both find scoring difficult here.
It will be interesting to see how this one goes, and it’s not easy to pick a clear winner. That is why we are leaning toward a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tammelan Stadion (5,050)
Captain: Tatu Miettunen
Chairman: Pentti Kuusela
Manager: Toni Kallio
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 8
🔑 Key Player: Eetu Mömmö
Usually taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Eetu Mömmö was born in Finland. After having made a senior debut playing for Ilves in the 2021 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 4 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2021 season so far from a total of 13 appearances.