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IFK Mariehamn will host visiting rivals HJK at Wiklöf Holding Arena in this Veikkausliiga meeting on Monday.
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IFK Mariehamn will be looking for an improved result here following the 3-0 Veikkausliiga defeat in their last game at the hands of FC Inter Turku.
Matias Ojala (25'), Martti Haukioja (55') and Timo Furuholm (66') scored for FC Inter Turku.
A common trait of more recent IFK Mariehamn games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their previous sextet of clashes leading up to this one, in 5 of them a wager on BTTS would've been a loser.
Their past results show that IFK Mariehamn:
- haven't won against HJK in their last 24 league matches. They'll surely be desperate to put an end to that run.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
HJK head into the encounter after a 1-2 Veikkausliiga win with the defeat of FC Haka in their last fixture.
For HJK, goals were scored by David Browne (53') and Luís Henrique (61'). Ishmael Yartey (72') scored for FC Haka.
A sequence of reliable showings from the HJK defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 2 from their past 6 fixtures in total. Over that same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 12. We will find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
A look at their previous results shows us that HJK:
- remain undefeated by IFK Mariehamn when having played them away from home in the previous 8 matches in the league. It doesn't get much better than that.
- are unbeaten in their previous 8 away league matches. What an impressive run of results.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 08/04/2019 tells us that IFK Mariehamn have won 1 of these and HJK 5, with the tally of draws standing at 0.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 in all at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league meeting between these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 21 on 01/11/2020 and the score finished IFK Mariehamn 0-5 HJK.
The referee was Antti Munukka.
Team News: IFK Mariehamn
There is just the lone fitness concern for the IFK Mariehamn manager Lukas Syberyjski to be concerned with from an otherwise complete group. Aapo Mäenpää (Surgery) is sidelined.
Team News: HJK
With a completely injury-free group to pick from, HJK manager Toni Koskela does not have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We envisage that IFK Mariehamn would be disappointed if they were not to get a goal against this HJK outfit, however a single goal is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We can see a close game with a 1-2 win for HJK when the referee blows the final whistle.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Wiklöf Holding Arena (1,600)
Captain: Robin Buwalda
Chairman: Dan Mikkola
Manager: Lukas Syberyjski
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 9
⭐ Star Player: Muhamed Tehe Olawale
Usually playing in the Striker position, Muhamed Tehe Olawale was born in Ivory Coast. Having made a first senior appearance for IFK Mariehamn in the 2021 season, the skilful Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2021 season so far coming from a total of 6 appearances.