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Veikkausliiga 24 August: VPS vs IFK Mariehamn

Veikkausliiga 24 August: VPS vs IFK Mariehamn

VPS vs IFK Mariehamn 18:30 Elisa Stadion, Vaasa
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Two teams on bad form meet in Vaasa. VPS has not won in their last four matches and they had a bad lost in the last round to then bottom club TPS (4-1). Despite the poor form, they are still only 3 points from the 3rd position that would entitle them to go to Europe. IFK Mariehamn sorted out their defense with a 0-0 draw against FC Honka in the last round but thanks to that TPS win, IFKM dropped to the relegation playout position 11th.

VPS has a 4-4-4 home record so they are not very consistent at the Elisa Stadium. According to the VPS head coach Petri Vuorinen, you will now see a hungry VPS in this game. They know that the results have not been that good recently, but the team is still motivated and hungry to get into Europe. Apparently the training has not been that good, but it does not mean that they will not have a good game here.

IFK Mariehamn is one of the worst away teams in the league. They have only gotten 5 points from their 11 away games (1-2-8). Their only away win came against bottom club PS Kemi. They have lost their last 6 away games. In those six games, they only managed to score only 1 goal. In their 11 away games this season they have scored 7 times which is an average of 0.63 goals per game. Last season they scored 12 goals in 16 games which is an average of 0.75 goals per game so they are a bit behind this.

Previous matches:

VPS 4-1 IFKM (This season)
IFKM 2-2 VPS(This season)

VPS  team news:

VPS will miss Hindrek Ojamaa due to suspension. Aatu Kujanpää, Jesper Engström and Berkant Guner are out due to injury. Elhadji Ciss is returning from injury and played on Thursday with the reserve team. He might play here also.

IFKM team news:

 

Starting Line ups:

VPS: Volotinen – David, Aubrey, Lahti – Vahtera, Voutilainen, Laatikainen, Jama, Hakola – Douglas, Morrissey
IFKM: Levchenko – Murnane, Kojola, Sparrdal Mantilla, Coulibaly – Silverholt, Petrovic, Nazari, Åsbrink – Sid, Kangaskolkka

Prediction:

Low scoring game, maybe 1-0 win for VPS. 0-0 and 1-1 are also possible.