UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 8 September: HIFK vs IFK Mariehamn - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 8 September: HIFK vs IFK Mariehamn

Veikkausliiga 8 September: HIFK vs IFK Mariehamn

HIFK vs IFK Mariehamn 18:30 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 2.80 – 3.15 – 2.40– Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the battle of the IFK´s. HIFK is currently 11th with 20 points and they are trying to stay above JJK who are 5 points behind. PS Kemi won yesterday so they are already 10 points ahead. IFK Mariehamn is currently 7th with 33 points.

HIFK has improved their home form as they have won their last 2 home games. However they have kept on losing on the road so their situation is not that much better. They have scored the fewest goals of any team in the league but in the last 4 matches, they have managed to score at least once. Defensively they are still the 2nd worse team with 39 goals conceded. With those 2 home wins in their last 2 home games, they home record is 3-3-6.

IFK Mariehamn has been one of the best home teams in the league but on the road they have managed only 1 win so far this season. Considering that last season they were one of the best away teams, their results have been disappointing and because of this they might be left out from a Euro Cup place. In their last 5 away games they have managed to get only 1 point with a 3-13 goal difference. Of course their opponents have been really good home teams (HJK, KuPS, RoPS, VPS and Lahti). Mariehamn will miss from this match Robin Sid, Rezgar Amani and Joel Mattsson. All others are available.

The matches between the teams this season have been tight with both ending 1-1. Last season Mariehamn beat HIFK 1-0 at home and away. HIFK won once 2-5 in Mariehamn.

Starting line ups:
HIFK: Eriksson – Hänninen, A Lody, Raimi, Jurvainen – Halme, Gela, Väyrynen, Ristola – Mäkelä, Sihvola
MIFK: Vaikla – Mäenpää, Da Cruz, Kojola, Sparrdal Mantilla – Sellin, Petrovic, Dafaa, Span – Ekhalie, Kangaskolkka

Prediction:

Mariehamn is the better team and this looks like a 0-1. Our main picks are Mariehamn draw no bet and under 2.5 goals.