UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 19 May: HIFK vs IFK Mariehamn - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 19 May: HIFK vs IFK Mariehamn

Veikkausliiga 19 May: HIFK vs IFK Mariehamn

HIFK vs IFK Mariehamn 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 2.80 – 3.05 – 2.40 – Bet NOW at RedKings

The battle of the IFK´s. HIFK who is expected to finish somewhere in the bottom half of the table will face the reigning champions IFK Mariehamn in Helsinki. HIFK has started the season with good defensive displays but offensively they are lacking a playmaker who could create chances. They have 3 experienced strikers in their team but even they cannot do miracles without getting proper chances. IFK Mariehamn is also know for their good defense. So far their performances have not been up to the same level as last season but they have still only lost once (3-0 to Ilves) and are on 5th position with 5 points behind leaders HJK with a game in hand. Like HIFK, also Mariehamn has struggled with scoring this season. They lost top scorer Orgill at the end of the season and his replacement Lucky Mkosana has not been at the same level. It is a position that they need replacements with especially the UCL qualifiers coming up in the summer.

The teams met 3 times last season with Mariehamn winning once away and once at home. HIFK won once in Mariehamn.

You can read more about HIFK- HERE.

You can read more about IFK Mariehamn – HERE.

Starting line ups:
HIFK: Maanoja – Vesala, A Lody, Hänninen, Anyamele – Terävä, Gela, Väyrynen, Halme, Ristola – Forssell
Mariehamn: Vaikla – Friberg Da Cruz, Lyyski, Kojola, Granlund- Sellin, Clement, Sparrdal Mantilla, Mattsson – Span, Kangaskolkka

Prediction:

HIFK having only 1 central defender who is not injured. Mariehamn missing key midfielder Petrovic. Over 2.5 goals and away win.