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The Veikkausliiga tie at Wiklöf Holding Arena on Sunday will see hosts IFK Mariehamn do battle with SJK.
Our IFK Mariehamn v SJK predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
IFK Mariehamn will be hoping to bounce back here following the 1-0 Veikkausliiga loss in their previous game against FC Honka.
Konsta Rasimus (33') scored for FC Honka.
IFK Mariehamn have found it difficult to unlock defences in recent times. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 versus opponents during their last 6 matches. In those meetings, Grönvitt have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 11.
Leading up to this clash, IFK Mariehamn:
- have not lost a league tie with SJK in their last 9 games. A decent run, indeed.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against HJK in Veikkausliiga action, SJK will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only scorer from SJK was Emmanuel Ledesma (32'). Roope Riski (18') and Atomu Tanaka (70') scored for HJK.
Demonstrating their bias toward eventful encounters, the back of the net has been hit 20 times in the previous six games in which SJK have taken to the pitch, yielding a mean average of 3.33 goals each clash. Opposition teams have managed 8 from this total. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out if the trend will be replicated in this match.
Their past results show that SJK:
- are winless against IFK Mariehamn in away games against them for the last 7 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs going back to 26/05/2018 reveals that these fixtures have not been good ones for SJK. They’ve not managed to register any victories whatsoever while IFK Mariehamn have just been too good for them, getting wins in 83 per cent of those matches.
A total of 10 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 for Grönvitt and 2 coming from SJK. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
Team News: IFK Mariehamn
IFK Mariehamn boss Lukasz Syberyjski has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: SJK
Owing to an otherwise available squad, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the SJK gaffer Jani Honkavaara to be concerned with. Samba Benga (Ankle Injury) misses out for this game.
Our feeling is that IFK Mariehamn will really need to work well to score against this SJK side who we think should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a narrow 0-1 advantage for SJK at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Wiklöf Holding Arena (1,600)
Captain: Robin Buwalda
Chairman: Dan Mikkola
Manager: Lukasz Syberyjski
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 9
🔑 Star Man: Albion Ademi
Typically taking to the field in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Albion Ademi was born in Turku, Finland. After having played his first senior match for FC Inter Turku in the 2016 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has got 12 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2020 season to date in a total of 18 appearances.