TPS and Mariehamn meet at Veritas Stadion, in a match for the 14th round of the Veikkausliiga. Mariehamn won at home by (1‑0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 16‑08‑2020. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 7 games won 2, drew 4 and lost 1. Mariehamn presents considerable differences in their results at home and away, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in 11th position, with 9 points won, after 3 wins and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against KuPS by (3‑1). In the last match, they lost at home to Haka by (2‑3). This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. For the championship, the TPS won 6 points out of a possible 21, after 2 victories and 5 defeats in the last 7 games they played in their stadium. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since in 15 of the last 17 they played there were less than 3 goals. This is a team that scores few times in the first place and that only managed to open the scoring in 3 of its last 13 games for the Veikkausliiga, of these 3 it reached the break with 1 advantage and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 13 games in this competition, he never managed to come back in the 10 games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 9 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (61’ ‑ 75 ‘).
The home team arrives unmotivated for this match after a home loss in the last round, against a direct opponent at the bottom of the table. It was TPS Turku’s second consecutive loss in the competition, and the negative results brought the team back to the penultimate (11th) position of the table, scoring 9 points from 13 rounds: there were 3 wins and 10 losses. This is a team with a good tradition in Finland, but have just returned to the national elite and have yet to pack. The main problem of the local team is in its offensive system, which with only 10 goals scored is the worst in the current competition. Still, TPS Turku has already shown that it has the strength to break out of the bottom of the table and will undoubtedly seek victory in this match, against Mariheamn. In the first match between these teams, in the ninth round, Turku lost 1-0 playing away from home.
After 5 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is currently in 8th position, with 18 points won. In their last match, they tied Lahti at home by (2‑2), after having lost away in the previous match, in a match against HJK, by (6‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Mariehamn won 6 points out of 18 possible, after 2 victories and 4 defeats in the last 6 games they played as a visitor. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, But their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 15 of the last 20 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 13 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
The visiting team in this match occupies the eighth position so far and, in the last round, it was only in the tie playing at home against the current seventh place (Lahti). Although it was not a great result, IFK Mariehamn at least managed to hold its own against a direct opponent in the table, shortly after suffering a 6-1 loss to Helsinki (current leader). So as the Swedish coach Lukas Syberyjski has shown that he can regain the emotions of his athletes in the last round, Mariehamn will certainly be a tough visitor to be defeated by TPS Turku in this match.