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The Veikkausliiga tie at Wiklöf Holding Arena on Sunday will see home side IFK Mariehamn facing KuPS.
Our IFK Mariehamn v KuPS predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
IFK Mariehamn will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 4-0 Veikkausliiga defeat last time out to FC Inter Turku.
Rick Ketting (17'), Benjamin Källman (19', 33') and David Haro (22') scored for FC Inter Turku.
IFK Mariehamn have really been misfiring of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 vs opponents over the course of their previous six matches. In those meetings, IFK Mariehamn have also seen the number of goals against them come to 9. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be continued into this match, though.
Looking at the pre-match facts, IFK Mariehamn:
- are winless against KuPS in their last 11 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
KuPS will go into this meeting following a 3-1 Veikkausliiga win to beat VPS Vaasa in their last outing.
In that game, KuPS managed 52% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For KuPS, the scorers were Joona Veteli (7'), Tim Väyrynen (35') and Anton Popovitch (83'). For their opponents, VPS Vaasa had 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Sebastian Strandvall (73') scored for VPS Vaasa.
In their previous half-dozen outings, KuPS have helped themselves to the sum of 11 goals. KuPS have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. In that time, they’ve had 4 goals scored by their opponents.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that KuPS:
- are undefeated by IFK Mariehamn when they have played them away from home in the previous 6 league matches. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- are undefeated in their last 12 away league matches. What an impressive run of results.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head meetings going back to 21/07/2019 shows that these fixtures have been disappointments for IFK Mariehamn. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories at all while KuPS have been dominant against them, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those ties.
A combined total of 9 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 1 from Grönvitt and 8 coming from Keltamusta. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.5.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Veikkausliiga match day 17 on 05/09/2021 when the final score was IFK Mariehamn 0-1 KuPS.
On that day, IFK Mariehamn had 44% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
At the other end, KuPS got 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Santeri Haarala (66') scored.
The referee was Jari Järvinen.
Team News: IFK Mariehamn
The IFK Mariehamn manager Daniel Norrmén will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all before this clash owing to a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: KuPS
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to select from, the KuPS manager Simo Valakari doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
We think that IFK Mariehamn may find it difficult to see themselves scoring against this KuPS team who we reckon will score at least once to gain the upper hand.
Therefore, we predict a 0-1 victory for KuPS at full-time.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Wiklöf Holding Arena (1,635)
Captain: Timi Lahti
Chairman: Dan Mikkola
Manager: Daniel Norrmén
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 7