Haka vs Ilves
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Tehtaan Kentta (Valkeakoski).
After an excellent 4th placed finish last season, things haven’t gone well for Ilves this season and they found themselves 8th in the standings. They still have a good account of themselves at their own turf, but away record is extremely bad. Since the narrow 1-0 win at TPS, they are winless in 4 with a draw and 3 losses.
In the midweek, Ilves were knocked out of Europa League by Irish outfit Shamrock Rovers despite taking lead on two occasions.
Focus can be now switched to the Veikkausliiga and a win at Valkeakoski could take them to 4th in the table.
Haka’s form is no better and they find themselves second from the foot of the table. The team managed only 1 win from 12 games so far and sit with just 2 points from 6 home games so far.
On paper, Ilves have a superior squad, but can they make thins count on Tuesday.
Haka vs Ilves head-to-head
The teams are meeting for the first time in Veikkausliiga.
They met in the cup game in June and Haka managed a narrow 1-0 win.
Five of the last 6 games saw under 2.5 goals.
At home, Haka are unbeaten against Ilves since 2013 with 4 wins and 2 draws.
Haka vs Ilves Prediction
Both teams are coming on the back of terrible form and will be hungry to put three points on the board. This is why we can expect an attacking football this Tuesday.
This is why goals are guaranteed here. Haka haven’t kept a clean sheet at home here, so do Ilves in their last 5 away games.
So, we take both teams to score as the primary option with over 2.5 goals as a decent alternative.
Haka vs Ilves Bet Tips
Both teams to Score @ 1.61
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.75