HJK vs IFK Mariehamn
Date: Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Sonera Stadium (Helsinki).
HJK are perfectly poised to runaway with the Finnish Veikkausliiga title after pulling 8 points clear of the second placed VPS after 14 matchweeks. They defeated KuPS on the weekend to register their fourth win on the bounce. Moreover, they are unbeaten in the last 8 league games with an incredible 6 wins and 2 draws.
Arguably, HJK are the most consistent side in Finland this season. They are the only unbeaten home side in the league, when others are picking most points from away games. The team can boast of an strong home record this season with 5 wins and 1 draw from 6 matches so far.
IFK Mariehamn are third in the table and there is an 11-point gap against league leaders and their Thursday’s opponent HJK. Form-wise, IFK have been doing well and picked 3 wins from their last four games, while losing once.
The away form does count while coming against a team like HJK. So far, IFK has been poor compared to other sides in the league in road games. They managed just 1 win from their 6 road games so far.
HJK vs IFK Mariehamn: Head-to-head
The first leg clash played at Mariehamn ended in a 1-1 draw.
HJK haven’t lost a league game to IFK since 2012, an unbeaten streak of 14 games with 10 wins and 4 draws.
The last three league meetings between the sides are 1-1 draw, which includes the first leg clash of the current season.
At home, HJK are unbeaten in 24 games in all competitions against IFK, with 19 wins and 5 draws.
HJK vs IFK Mariehamn: Prediction
This must be an easy picking for any punter with HJK in top of their game. Also, HJK kept 5 clean sheets in their 6 home games so far scoring an incredible 20 goals. Brave punters can look into the Asian handicap markets.
HJK vs IFK Mariehamn: Bet Tips
FT – HJK -1.5 Asian Handicap at the odds of 1.95 by Unibet
The best alternate is HT/FT – HJK/HJK for 1.90 odds by Unibet.