VPS vs Mariehamn
Date: Sunday, 2nd, 1st July 2017
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Hietalahden Jalkapallostadion (Vaasa).
A top class contest is in prospect when VPS play hosts to IFK Mariehamn in the Finnish Veikkausliiga on Sunday evening. VPS are second in the table with 26 points, while Mariehamn are third with 23 points. A win is important for either teams as HJK have pulled quite some distance in the race for title.
VPS are on an excellent run after picking 3 wins and 3 draws from their last 6 matches. Moreover, they have been beaten just once in the last 13 league matches.
At home, VPS must be doing a lot better as 6 matches so far produced 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.
Mariehamn are coming on the back of an excellent 5-0 win over Inter Turku in the midweek. However, they do lack the consistency as two of the three previous games ended in defeats.
Moreover, the away record is not that great for Mariehamn, as they managed just 1 win form 7 games so far this season. Also, they conceded 12 goals, while netting just 5 in the process. The numbers aren’t great for the team while coming against a team in top form like VPS.
VPS vs Mariehamn: Head-to-head
Mariehamn are unbeaten in the last five matches against VPS with 2 wins and 3 draws.
The teams had already met once this season, settled for a 1-1 draw at Mariehamn’s home ground.
Moreover, VPS managed to win just once in their last 9 meetings with VPS, drew 3 and lost 5.
Also, VPS lost 5 of their last 7 home matches against Mariehamn and points earned from 1 win and 1 draw.
VPS vs Mariehamn: Prediction
VPS might be in good form, but Mariehamn with all their inconsistencies could have earned a huge confidence boost with the 5-0 win against Turku on the midweek. Moreover, VPS have a difficult away trip to NK Olimpija Ljubljana in the Europa League qualifiers next Thursday, so they are very likely to rest key players.
Under the current circumstances, Mariehamn are in a favourable position to take at least a point from this fixture.
VPS vs Mariehamn: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Draw or Mariehamn for 1.62 odds with Bet365
Under 2.5 goals at 1.57 with Betfair.