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Veikkausliiga 28 October: IFK Mariehamn vs Ilves

Veikkausliiga 28 October: IFK Mariehamn vs Ilves

IFK Mariehamn vs Ilves 14:00 Wiklöf Holding Arena, Mariehamn
Odds 2.31 – 3.05 – 3.05 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is one of the games this round which has some stake. IFK Mariehamn needs a draw from this match to make sure they will get into Europe on 4th position. Ilves is already guaranteed to be in the Top-3 and get into Europe but they can still climb past KuPS if they get more points from this game than what KuPS gets.

IFK Mariehamn is one of the best home teams in the league this season. They have lost only once (10W 5D 1L). If they can avoid a loss here, they will get into Europe for the second consecutive year which will be really good for them financially. They have won their last five home games and all of them by 1 goal. This will be the last match for two Mariehamn legends Tommy Wirtanen and Jani Lyyski who neither will continue with the club.

Ilves beat PS Kemi in their last match which guaranteed them their first medals in over 30 years. More importantly, they will play in Europe next season which is a big achievement for a team that just got back into the Veikkausliiga just 3 seasons ago. They are also in good form coming into this match having won 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5 games. They are a better home team and away but they have still only lost 3 times this season on the road. 4W 8D 3L.

The teams have met twice this season with Ilves winning at home 3-0 and the match in Mariehamn ended 2-2

Starting line-ups:
MIFK: Nordqvist – Sparrdal Mantilla, Kojola, Friberg Da Cruz, Granlund – Span, Ekhalie, Petrovic, Mattsson – Sid, Kangaskolkka
Ilves: Hilander – Miettunen, Tanska, Mensah – Penninkangas, Ala-Myllymäki, Siira, Järvinen, Hynynen – Tuco, Noubissi

Prediction:

Mariehamn is in such a good home form. Home win.