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IFK Mariehamn will face off against visitors HJK at Wiklöf Holding Arena in the Veikkausliiga fixture on Wednesday.
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IFK Mariehamn will be hoping for a better result after a 3-2 Veikkausliiga losing effort in their last game against FC Haka.
In that match, IFK Mariehamn managed 45% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For IFK Mariehamn, goals were scored by Eero Tamminen (9') and Baba Mensah (93'). At the other end, FC Haka got 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. Logan Rogerson (19'), Stavros Zarokostas (25') and Lee Erwin (53') scored for FC Haka.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that IFK Mariehamn have shown defensive steel. The reality is that IFK Mariehamn have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 13 goals during that time. Despite that, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern shall continue on in this next game or not.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that IFK Mariehamn:
- haven't won against HJK in their last 26 matches in the league. What a terrible run without a win that has been.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
After a losing effort in their last game against AC Oulu in Veikkausliiga action, HJK and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Michael López (73') was the scorer for AC Oulu.
The stats don’t lie, and HJK have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 6 goals in total. Defensively, HJK just haven’t been too solid at all.
Taking a look at their past results, HJK:
- haven't been defeated by IFK Mariehamn when they have played them away from home in the previous 9 matches in the league. Travelling fans must really look forward to this fixture.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 12 away league matches. They really have been good on their travels.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings going back to 28/09/2019 shows us that IFK Mariehamn have won 1 of them and HJK 5, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them for Grönvitt and 17 created by Klubi. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The last league game between these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 19 on 15/08/2021 when it finished HJK 1-0 IFK Mariehamn.
In that match, HJK managed 60% possession and 4 shots on goal with 1 on target. Their only player to score was Anthony Olusanya (65').
At the other end, IFK Mariehamn got 8 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Oliver Reitala.
Team News: IFK Mariehamn
The IFK Mariehamn manager Daniel Norrmén does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: HJK
HJK manager Toni Koskela has to choose a team with limited availability. Riku Riski (Back Injury), Miska Ylitolva (Hamstring Injury), Valtteri Moren (Knee Injury) and Roope Riski (Knee Injury) are not able to play.
In our opinion, IFK Mariehamn should be able to get a goal against this HJK team, but a single goal is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our selection here is for a very close game with a 1-2 victory for HJK after the 90. Expecting it to be very competitive.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Wiklöf Holding Arena (1,635)
Captain: Timi Lahti
Chairman: Dan Mikkola
Manager: Daniel Norrmén
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 11