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Veikkausliiga 26 August: Ilves vs HIFK

Veikkausliiga 26 August: Ilves vs HIFK

Ilves vs HIFK 17:00 Tammelan Stadion, Tampere
Odds 1.66 – 3.30 – 5.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

The teams met just 2 rounds ago in Tampere with Ilves winning 4-3. That game helped Ilves to remain unbeaten and the streak is no 9 games long. They are 4th with 35 points and chasing for a Euro Cup place. Despite the loss to Ilves, HIFK has been in decent form and are chasing PS Kemi to get them out of the relegation zone. They are currently 11th with 20 points and 4 points from safety.

Ilves had a bad spell when they lost to both bottom club JJK and PS Kemi in a row. After this the team has changed and their unbeaten streak continues. They are a team who tries to avoid risks but that did not show in their previous game against HIFK. Ilves head coach Jarkko Wiss will want them to focus on this as they rarely can score 4 goals in a game despite their new signing Noubissi impressing in that game. After a poor start to the season at home, they have improved. Ilves has won 4 and drawn 2 of their last 6 home games. Ilves will still miss reserve full backs Antti Koskinen and tariq Kazi but they will get back Jani Tanska, Marco Matrone and Captain Antti Hynynen.

HIFK has started their survival fight and have now won 2 of their last 3 games. The quality is still not good but with the proper fight they can get some points. On the road they have only won once so far this season. Their last 3 away games have ended in a loss.

Since HIFK and Ilves got promoted into the Veikkausliiga, Ilves has beaten HIFK 4 times with 3 of the matches ending in a draw. HIFK has won only once and it was in Tampere during the 2015 season. This season Ilves has won both matches with 1 goal difference.

Starting line ups:
Ilves: Hilander – Aspegren, Mensah, Miettunen, Penninkangas, Järvinen – Ala-Myllymäki, Ayarna, Tendeng – Noubissi
HIFK: Eriksson – Jurvainen, Aho, A Lody, Raimi – Halme, Gela, Väyrynen, Terävä – Mäkelä, Forssell

Prediction:

Ilves to win but there wont be as many goals as over a week ago, under 2.5 goals.