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Veikkausliiga 25 June: IFK Mariehamn vs PS Kemi

Veikkausliiga 25 June: IFK Mariehamn vs PS Kemi

IFK Mariehamn vs PS Kemi 19:00 Wiklöf Holding Arena, Mariehamn
Odds 1.68 – 3.50 – 4.50 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is  relegation battle match. The Champions from a few years ago, IFK Mariehamn, find themselves on a 4 game losing streak which has dropped them to 10th position. PS Kemi is one point behind them but they have also played 1 game less. The visitors´form is much better having earned 7 points from their last 5 games.

IFK Mariehamn has been really poor defensively in their last games. They have conceded 12 goals in their last 4 games which is an average of 3 goals per game. They have tried to use as goalkeeper either Nordqvist or Lepola but neither has worked. Their defense just concedes a lot of easy goals. They have already conceded 31 goals in their 15 games. Last season they conceded a total of 42 goals. That is a huge difference. Last season they had a huge advantage in their home games where the pitch is a bit smaller. Nothing has changed to the pitch but their advantage is gone. They have lost already 5 games there this season. They lost quite a few players from last season and the new ones have not been good enough. Also they have had several injuries during the whole season which has affected especially their midfield line. If and when they will get some of their injured players back, the performances should improve but hopefully then, it will not be too late.

PS Kemi has finally found a way to play football this season that works for them. At the beginning of the season their defense was all over the place and they were like Mariehamn now and conceded several goals. In their last five games, they have conceded only 4 goals. It is no surprise then that they have managed to earn 7 points in those games. Even in their two lost games, they only conceded one in each. They now play with the defense in their mind. They no longer play that much attacking football. Might not be as nice to watch anymore but it gives better results.

Previous matches:

Kemi 2-3 MIFK (This season, neutral ground)

Last season all their matches ended in a home win with Mariehamn winning twice and Kemi once. All matches also went over 2.5 goals.

MIFK team news:

They will still miss Petrovic and Silverholt.

Kemi team news:

 

Starting Line ups:

MIFK: Lepola – Murnane, Kojola, Tatomirovic, Sparrdal Mantilla – Ekhalie, Nazari, Maripuu, Mattsson – Sid, Kangaskolkka
Kemi: Forsman – Ölander, Abubakr, Shevchenko, Mombilo – Guevara, Kaljumäe – Esposito, Isaksson, Vidjeskog – Mäkelä

Prediction:

Kemi +1AH