IFK Mariehamn vs HJK
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Wiklöf Holding Arena (Mariehamn).
Both teams faced losses in their respective last league fixtures and will be trying to bounce back in this tie.
Mariehamn will be distraught about the way they lost at home against Lahti. The ill-tempered affair saw the hosts conceding six yellow cards and a red card. Despite going one man down, the home team held on to the 0-0 scoreline for as long as they could.
But deep into the injury time, in the 90+4th minute to be exact, the guests fired the lone goal of the game and the winner into the nets, to break the assembled fans’ hearts.
HJK too took part in a game where emotions ran high. The team contributed four yellow cards, and a direct red card, and had hoped for at least a point, but could not hold on to the 0-0 scoreline till the final whistle. In the 79th minute, the guests found the back of the net to ensure their three points.
Mariehamn vs HJK Head-to-head (h2h)
- 34 of the last 37 wins went to HJK.
- Mariehamn conceded two or more goals in the last four fixtures in a row.
- Seven of the last eight wins at this venue went to the visitors.
- Hosts Mariehamn could score just a single goal from their last five home fixtures combined.
Mariehamn vs HJK Prediction
Mariehamn lost four of their last five home ties and conceded two or more goals in three of their last five. The team could return just two wins from their last eight home games, whereas HJK was unbeaten in 14 of their last 18, and was so in 14 of their last 20 attempts on the road.
Importantly, Mariehamn could record just three wins against this opponent in the last 14 years, giving rise to the record of 34 losses in return for just the three wins.
On top of that, the team conceded two or more goals in the last four h2h meetings, while being able to score just a single goal from their last five appearances at home. Going on, they also failed to score in seven of their last ten such matches in front of the home crowd, and the last they won a face-to-face tie was four years back.
As things stand, expect the guests to take control of the proceedings this Tuesday.
Mariehamn vs HJK Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: HJK @ 1.50 (1/2)
HJK to Open the Scoring @ 1.75 (3/4).