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HJK vs IFK Mariehamn preview

Veikkausliiga 13 September: HJK vs IFK Mariehamn preview

HJK vs IFK Mariehamn 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
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League leaders HJK will face relegation strugglers IFK Mariehamn. HJK has returned to impressive form after winning their last two matches. They lead the league by 7 points ahead of RoPS with a game in hand. HJK has been very strong at home recently as in their last 10 home games, they have won eight and drawn two with a goal difference of 26-5.

IFK Mariehamn has improved their performances a bit in their recent games except in their last match where they let a 2-0 2nd half lead against Ilves slip away and they lost 3-6. That was a total crumbling by a professional team. This match is not going to be any easier as IFKM is a weak visitor with a 2-3-8 away record. Also they have never beaten HJK in Helsinki. Out of the 27 meetings, HJK has won 22 and 5 have ended in a draw. They do need something out of this game though as they are only 1 point ahead of TPS who are in the relegation playout spot.

Previous matches:

HJK 2-0 IFKM (This season)
IFKM 0-1 HJK (This season)

HJK team news:

Ville Jalasto and Daniel O´Shaughnessy are still out. Akseli Pelvas and Evans Mensah are doubts.

IFKM team news:

Hemming is out, Petrovic is a doubt.

Starting Line ups:

HJK: Rudakov – Sumusalo, Obilor, Rafinha, Pirinen – Mosa, Annan – Alho, Jordan, Riski – Klauss
IFKM: Levchenko – Murnane, Tatomirovic, Mäkinen, Mäenpää – Sid, Maripuu, Nazari, Åsbrink – Silverholt – Kangaskolkka

Prediction:

HJK to win by at least 2 goals.