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Veikkausliiga 12 September: IFK Mariehamn vs FC Inter

Veikkausliiga 12 September: IFK Mariehamn vs FC Inter

IFK Mariehamn vs FC Inter 18:30 Wiklöf Holding Arena, Mariehamn
Odds 2.34 – 3.30 – 2.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Last season´s Champion IFK Mariehamn has not had the best of seasons and find themselves on 6th position with 34 points. They are 8 points for at Top-3 position having this game in hand. FC Inter has had an even worse season and are currently 8th with 3 points behind Mariehamn.

IFK Mariehamn has relied on their home form to keep them in the fight for a Euro Cup place. They are the second best home team in the league with a 7-5-1 record. They use their smaller pitch nicely to their advantage and are difficult to beat. Their defense has not been as good as it was last season but with Aleksei Kangaskolkka scoring goals, they have a chance for a win. They play organised football and try to hit in the counter.

FC Inter has a lot to prove. With the quality the team has, they should be doing a lot better. They have already sacked their head coach once but so far their results have not improved that much. They have been playing very inconsistent and find it difficult to score against good defensive teams. In their last 5 games, they first lost 1-0 to both Lahti and SJK before totally humiliating PS Kemi 1-5. They were then humiliated back by RoPS as they lost 4-2. In the last round they drew 2-2 with Ilves. FC Inter will miss from this match Macoumba Kandji, Kalle Kauppi, Niko Markkula and Njazi Kuqi.

The teams have met 3 times this season. Mariehamn first won in the Cup 1-0. In the league at Turku the teams drew 1-1 and their last match in Mariehamn ended 5-0.

Starting line ups:
MIFK: Vaikla – Sparrdal Mantilla, Kojola, Friberg da Cruz, Granlund – Span, Ekhalie, Petrovic, Hlupik – Kangaskolkka, Sid
Inter: Moisander – Varmanen, Mäntylä, Alan Henrique, Mombilo – Garcia, Nyman, Njoku – Furuholm, Källman, Ojala


The Friday match is more important for HIFK so they should not take too many chances. Easy win for HJK is the initial pick.