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Ilves will face off against the visiting IFK Mariehamn at Tammelan Stadion in this Veikkausliiga match on Wednesday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Ilves v IFK Mariehamn, scroll down (including the best match odds).
Ilves will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 0-1 Veikkausliiga triumph over FC Haka.
The only scorer from Ilves was Tabi Manga (85').
A common theme in more recent Ilves games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their prior six matches before this one, in 5 of them a wager on BTTS would have been a loser. We will see if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Analysis of their past results shows that Ilves:
- remain undefeated by IFK Mariehamn when playing them at home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
IFK Mariehamn head into the encounter following a 0-3 Veikkausliiga win with the downing of Helsinki IFK in their most recent fixture.
For IFK Mariehamn, the goalscorers were Niilo Mäenpää (3'), Mohammed Abubakari (26') and Robin Buwalda (47').
Throughout their six latest matches, Lukas Syberyjski's IFK Mariehamn have found the net 7 times therefore earning them a goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 20/05/2019 tells us that Ilves have won 3 of them and IFK Mariehamn 1, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 9 from Ipa and 6 for Grönvitt. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 21 on 29/08/2021 when it ended IFK Mariehamn 1-0 Ilves.
In that match, IFK Mariehamn had 46% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer was Mohammed Abubakari (65').
On the other side, Ilves had 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was Ville Nevalainen.
Team News: Ilves
There aren’t many selection issues, with just a single fitness concern for the Ilves boss Toni Kallio to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Kalle Katz (Ill) is sidelined.
Team News: IFK Mariehamn
Owing to a completely healthy squad to pick from, the IFK Mariehamn boss Lukas Syberyjski has no fitness concerns to report coming into this match.
We believe that IFK Mariehamn may well find it hard to break down this Ilves side who we think will manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 win for Ilves at the end of this game.
Let’s see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 7
🔑 Key Player: Eetu Mömmö
Mostly played in the Left Wing position, Eetu Mömmö was born in Finland. Having made a first senior appearance for Ilves in the 2021 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 4 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2021 campaign so far from a total of 13 appearances.