Finland’s Veikkausliiga will deliver a midweek set of fixtures as league leaders KuPS and HJK are level on points with 26. KuPS have a game in hand, meaning HJK must win this week to keep pace. Meanwhile, HIFK are at the bottom of the table and need a vital win against FC Ilves.
Inter Turku – FC Lahti
Inter Turku have had the upper hand against FC Lahti in their last six encounters. Turku posted a record of 3W-2D-1L with 14 goals scored and five conceded.
FC Lahti went winless in their last five matches in the division. Last time out, they fell 3-2 to FC Ilves. Five of FC Lahti’s last six games finished with both teams scoring goals.
Inter Turku are unbeaten in their last four league matches. However, they were still outscored 9-8. Turku’s last five Veikkausliiga matches finished with both teams scoring goals.
- Inter Turku’s performance has been disappointing of late, as they have won just 1 of their 6 most recent Veikkausliiga clashes.
- FC Lahti have conceded 1+ goals in all of their last 8 league matches.
- Inter Turku have outplayed FC Lahti at half time in their last 3 home Veikkausliiga matches.
- FC Lahti have achieved just 1 wins of their last 8 Veikkausliiga games.
- Prediction: Inter Turku
Ilves Tampere – HIFK Helsinki
It doesn’t look good for HIFK ahead of their midweek match with FC Ilves. Not only are they at the bottom of the Veikkausliiga table, but they went winless against FC Ilves in the last six meetings.
Last season, FC Ilves went unbeaten in three games against HIFK with two wins and a draw. Heading into the game, FC Ilves are on a four-game unbeaten run in the top flight. They took 11 points from the last 18 available.
HIFK took just two points from their last six matches in the Veikkausliiga. Each of their last three matches finished in defeat. HIFK were outscored 13-5 in the last six games.
- Ilves Tampere have managed to win 4 consecutive home games in Veikkausliiga.
- HIFK Helsinki are on a run of 3 consecutive defeats in their domestic league.
- In their 8 most recent matches of Veikkausliiga, Ilves Tampere have been undefeated 7 times.
- HIFK Helsinki have won just 1 of their last 20 league games.
- Prediction: Ilves Tampere
VPS Vaasa – FC Honka Espoo
Honka have a record of 3W-2D-1L in their last six meetings with VPS. This is their first league encounter since 2019, although they met in the 2021 cup.
VPS are in decent form heading into the midweek home showdown with Honka. They are on a two-match winning streak and took nine points from the last 18 available. VPS outscored their last six opponents 12-8. Each of their last three games finished with over 2.5 goals.
Honka are the in-form team in the Veikkausliiga. They took 13 points from the last 18 points on offer. Honka are unbeaten in their last three games. Four of Honka’s last five matches finished with both teams scoring.
- VPS Vaasa are on a losing streak of 3 straight home matches in Veikkausliiga.
- FC Honka Espoo are unbeaten at half time in their last 12 Veikkausliiga games.
- In VPS Vaasa’s 3 most recent Veikkausliiga matches, there have been over 2.5 goals scored.
- FC Honka Espoo have defeated VPS Vaasa in just 2 of their last 13 league encounters.
- Prediction: FC Honka Espoo
IFK Mariehamn – HJK Helsinki
HJK visit Mariehamn seeking to continue their dominance over the hosts. HJK are on a five-match winning streak against Mariehamn in all competitions. Last season, HJK posted two 1-0 wins against Mariehamn in the league.
Mariehamn are battling relegation with just won win from 10 matches this season. They are the Veikkausliiga’s current out of form team with a mere one point from the last 18 points on offer. Mariehamn were outscored 13-4 in the last six games.
HJK’s form is the opposite of Mariehamn’s play at the moment. The visitors picked up 11 points from the last 18 points on offer to them. Although HJK are coming off of a 1-0 loss to Oulu, they went unbeaten in five of their last six matches.
- There have been 4 straight losses in Veikkausliiga for IFK Mariehamn.
- HJK Helsinki haven’t suffered a defeat at HT in their 27 most recent encounters with IFK Mariehamn (Veikkausliiga).
- In their last 12 games in Veikkausliiga, IFK Mariehamn have recorded only 1 wins.
- HJK Helsinki are unbeaten in 33 of their 39 most recent matches (Veikkausliiga).
- Prediction: HJK Helsinki