Aron Wright - June 27, 2018
TPS vs IFK Mariehamn
Date: Friday, 29 June 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK
Venue: Veritas Stadion (Turku).
Two relegation-strapped sides, TPS and Mariehamn, are going to face each other in the 17th round of Finnish Veikkausliiga.
Although they have suffered just one defeat in the last five matches, the hosts are still searching for a victory after 11 winless matches. They have celebrated only once this season and therefore they are sitting on the bottom of the table. Mika Aaritalo and the lads are the most inefficient side in the competition with just ten goals scored so far and they need to work on improvement of their finishing.
The visitors managed to break their run of four defeats with a valuable 2-1 win against PS Kemi in the latest round. They are having a disappointing season and are four points ahead of the relegation zone. Although Peter Lundberg’s side has been pretty efficient this season, their very poor defending brought them into tough position.
The visitors have been much more successful in their head to head clashes as they suffered just one defeat in their last 15 encounters. Their clashes are a joy to watch in terms of goals scored and six times in a row the crowd was able to see goals in both nets.
This one is tough to predict as both teams are playing below the expectations this season. Since Mariehamn know how to secure positive result against their rivals, they might remain undefeated in this one.
We are going to follow the tradition of their head to head clashes and we are expecting another goal galore. The visitors have been involved in a lot of high scoring matches and this one shouldn’t be much different.