Inter Turku vs Mariehamn
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Veritas Stadion (Turku).
Inter Turku have escaped the Veikkausliiga immediate danger zone with a three-game winning streak since early July and they now host struggling Mariehamn for their Matchday 22 clash in the hope they can build on it and continue climbing the table – now just eight points behind the 3rd placed VPS, with a game in hand.
They’ve beaten Lahti, SJK, and RoPS and John Allen’s men will surely be very motivated to build on the streak, having set up a rock-solid defensive line primarily led by veteran Ari Nyman. Sinimustat have thus conceded just one goal in their last three games and will surely want to build on such records on another such performance!
Mariehamn also come into the match on the back of a win, where they narrowly beat similarly struggling SJK and ended a three-game losing streak. They’ve largely struggled to cope on the road and netted just one goal in their last four trips too, seeing losses to HJK, VPS, TPS, and Lahti since early June. They will now want to finally take their high team spirits on the road but they’re in for tough challenge at Veritas Stadion.
Inter Turku vs Mariehamn: Head-to-head
The sides have met twice in 2018 already and Inter have bagged wins on both occasions, ending a seven-game winless streak in head-to-head clashes.
We’ve seen a high total of 19 goals in their last four clashes.
Inter look better at this point but have largely based their success on defensive displays.
Inter Turku vs Mariehamn Prediction
We will now stick our necks out for them to build on such records and beat the rivals at 1.90, which does seem great value seeing their picked up form and a great spell of results seen over the past couple of weeks.
However, we feel they’ll have to keep putting on great displays at the back and holding off Mariehamn shouldn’t be as much of a task as some of the previous, as we also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.95. We have seen Mariehamn struggle to score goals away from home and this could prove costly once again.
Inter Turku vs Mariehamn Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.90
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95.