UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 1 October: IFK Mariehamn vs SJK - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 1 October: IFK Mariehamn vs SJK

Veikkausliiga 1 October: IFK Mariehamn vs SJK

IFK Mariehamn vs SJK 18:30 Wiklöf Holding Arena, Mariehamn
Odds 2.26 – 3.15 – 3.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a battle for Euro Cup places. Mariehamn is 6th with 40 points and SJK just above them with 42 points. Ilves is 4th with 46 points and they are the last team at the moment going to Europe.

IFK Mariehamn lost to HJK 1-0 in Helsinki on Wednesday but they have been the worst away team in the league this season so it was expected. At home though, they have the 2nd best record just behind HJK. They have lost only once (FC Lahti), drawn 5 and won 9 matches. Before the loss to HJK, Mariehamn had been 4-matches unbeaten with 3 wins and a draw. They will miss Robbin Sellin from this match due to injury.

SJK is unbeaten in their last 3 games after they beat VPS and RoPS and drew with Ilves 0-0. In that match though, Ilves had a lot of chances to score but failed to do that. SJK will need to improve on their performances if they want some points from Mariehamn. SJK had a good chance to go to Europe in the Finnish Cup final last Saturday but failed to do so and now they are chasing Ilves for that 4th position. SJK is the 4th best away team in the league with a 6-2-5 away record. SJK will have Johannes Laaksonen and Marc Vales suspended in this match. Obed Malolo returns from suspension. Joel Mero and Mehmet Hetemaj both got injured in their last game but they should be available for this match.

The teams have met twice this season with both matches ending in a draw. Last season Mariehamn won the first two matches with a goal and SJK won the last match with a goal so they have been tight games.

Starting line ups:
MIFK:
SJK:

Prediction:

IFK Mariehamn to win by 1 goal or a draw.