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Ilves will be at Wiklöf Holding Arena on Wednesday for the Veikkausliiga tie with hosts IFK Mariehamn.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for IFK Mariehamn v Ilves can be found here including the latest game odds.
IFK Mariehamn head into this game after a 2-2 Veikkausliiga drawn game versus Helsinki IFK.
For IFK Mariehamn, the scorers were Gustaf Backaliden (77') and Akseli Pelvas (79'). John Fagerström (39') scored for Helsinki IFK.
IFK Mariehamn haven’t had any problems with scoring, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They have managed to rack up 11 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 13.
Looking at the pre-match facts, IFK Mariehamn:
- are winless against Ilves in their previous 5 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 home league matches.
In their previous fixture, Ilves drew 1-1 in the Veikkausliiga match with FC Haka.
The only name on the scoresheet from Ilves was Gaëtan Missi Mezu (22'). Anton Popovitch (47') was the scorer for FC Haka.
Illustrating their partiality to high-scoring matches, goals have been seen as many as 20 times in the previous six matches in which Ilves have taken to the field, making it an average of 3.33 goals each fixture. Their opponents have got 9 of this grand total. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this meeting, Ilves haven't been defeated by IFK Mariehamn in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 29/08/2018 shows us that IFK Mariehamn have won 1 of them & Ilves 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per match.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 1 on 01/07/2020 when the final score was Ilves 4-3 IFK Mariehamn.
The referee was Ville Nevalainen.
Team News: IFK Mariehamn
IFK Mariehamn boss Lukasz Syberyjski does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this game with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Ilves
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there’s just the one fitness issue for the Ilves boss Jarkko Wiss to contend with. Janne Saksela (Ankle Fracture) won’t be playing here.
We think that IFK Mariehamn will have a tough ask to score goals against this Ilves outfit who we think might score one, at least.
We therefore see a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for Ilves after 90 minutes.
Little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Wiklöf Holding Arena (1,600)
Captain: Robin Buwalda
Chairman: Dan Mikkola
Manager: Lukasz Syberyjski
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 7
🔑 Star Player: Albion Ademi
Normally deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Albion Ademi was born in Turku, Finland. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Inter Turku in the 2016 season, the talented Midfielder has hit 12 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2020 season so far in a total of 13 appearances.