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Veikkausliiga 29 June: TPS vs IFK Mariehamn

Veikkausliiga 29 June: TPS vs IFK Mariehamn

TPS vs IFK Mariehamn 18:00 Veritas Stadion, Turku
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This is a big relegation battle for both teams as they cannot afford to lose this one. TPS has only won one match this season and are bottom of the league with 10 points. IFK Mariehamn ended their 4-game losing streak in the last round with a 2-1 win over PS Kemi. They are currently 9th with 15 points but have played 1 game more than their hosts.

TPS played really well against RoPS in their last game but had to settle for a 0-0 draw. They missed a couple of forwards Valakari and Ääritalo in that match, but even with them, TPS has struggled to score goals. They have managed only 10 goals in 15 games and they are the only team in the Veikkausliiga who have less than 1 goal per game average. Defensively they have been ok with only a couple of games where they have lost by more than 1 goal. They are still without a win at home with a 0-5-3 record.

IFK Mariehamn has had an awful season so far. Last season they were fighting for Euro Cup places right to the last round but this season has seen them take a big drop of form. The team changed too much from last season and at the same time, they have had several injuries. Their goalkeeping and defense has been awful at times and they are the only team in the league who have conceded 2 goals in average per game. They are 1-2-4 on the road this season.

Previous matches:

MIFK 3-2 TPS (This season)
TPS 1-1 MIFK (This season Finnish Cup)

TPS team news:

Onni Valakari is still out but top goal scorer Mika Ääritalo returns.

MIFK team news:

They will still miss their long term injured players Petrovic and Silverholt.

Starting Line ups:

TPS: Viscosi – Kinnunen, Holma, Tenho, Friberg – Peräaho, Blomqvist – Jakonen, Virtanen, Latonen – Ääritalo
MIFK: Lepola – Murnane, Tatomirovic, Kojola, Sparrdal Mantilla – Sid, Nazari, Mäkinen, Ekhalie – Fernandes, Kangaskolkka

Prediction:

TPS has improved a lot so maybe  now they can get that home win. Home win and TPS to score over 1.5 goals.