Aron Wright - April 23, 2018
Mariehamn vs KuPS
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Wednesday, 25th April 2018
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Wiklof Holding Arena (Mariehamn).
Mariehamn are going through a rough phase as they sit at the bottom of the standings without a win after three match-days of the 2018 Finnish Veikkausliiga season. The 2016 league champions failed to make it into top four last time. And it is high time to make home advantage count to overturn the fortunes.
Finished fourth last season, VPS had a poor start to the 2018 campaign as they lost 2 and drew 1 from the first three matches. However, they are back with a bang with a 2-1 away win at defending champions HJK and will be hungry for another scalp on Wednesday.
Both teams want to win here owing to a poor start to the campaign. The sides show improvement in their most recent fixture as Mariehamn earned a 2-2 draw against VPS, but KuPS the glamorous one with a huge 2-1 away win at HJK.
This certainly shows that the visitors are in the best shape. But the final result could go anywhere since this is the early days of the season.
Therefore, the best punt in my opinion is both teams to score, since their last 4 h2h across all venues and 5 of the last 6 at the Wiklof Holding Arena saw the same.