IFK Mariehamn vs TPS
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Sunday, 16 August 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Wiklöf Holding Arena.
The Islanders showed fierce determination in qualifying for the Europa playoffs the last season, and are well-versed with the challenges of the top flight.
They have made a slow start to their season this time, but they are slowly turning it all around. Just the week before, they had secured a 2-0 win over toppers and potential champions Inter Turku. They are also on a two-match winning run, and will love to make it three in a row.
Situation is in their favor, as they are taking on a newly-promoted team, that have lost all of their matches in the league so far, except for one.
On top of that, Lukas Syberyjski’s men have been on a phenomenal h2h run against this opponent in the last eight years.
For the reasons, expect a Mariehamn win this Sunday.
IFK Mariehamn vs TPS: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Islanders have recorded eight of the former ten overall wins.
- They have lost just once in the last six years.
- They have managed to score goals in 17 of the preceding 18 overall fixtures.
- At this venue, the hosts have been unbeaten in the past 11 years.
- The home team has scored two or more goals in seven of the preceding nine match-ups.
IFK Mariehamn vs TPS: Prediction
Jonatan Johansson’s men are not only newcomers to this competition, but they are also struggling to show any kind of competitiveness in this higher league.
So far, they have had a 100% losing record in the league except for a single game, and have scored the least number of goals, as well as have conceded the most.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a two-match winning run at the moment, and are desperately trying to turn around their season. They also do have the confidence of beating the current best team in the tournament, Inter Turku, just a week back.
Moreover, they also do have a very impressive h2h record over this rival. Taking into account these observations, count on a Mariehamn win this Sunday.
IFK Mariehamn vs TPS: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: IFK Mariehamn @ 1.60 (3/5)
IFK Mariehamn to Win Either Half @ 1.67 (2/3).