Finnish Cup 18 March: Haka vs FC Lahti

Haka vs FC Lahti 15:00 Sahara Tekonurmi, Valkeakoski
Odds 5.00 – 4.00 – 1.51 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a quarterfinal qualifier match. The teams met in the group stage already where Haka lost the opening round match closely 2-1. That game was played in Lahti. This is now a Haka home game.

Haka team news:

After that narrow loss to Lahti, FC Haka has not loss a single game including all friendlies. They have won 4 and drawn with Ilves. The whole of this time, Haka was without their head coach Keith Armstrong who was out  on sick leave. Haka has been playing very well but they are still looking for new players especially to the centre of defense. From this match they will miss for sure John Fagerström and Erkka Helminen. They have had some flu going in the team also so some players might not be fully match fit.

FC Lahti team news:

FC Lahti played without a loss in the group stage but draws with Ilves and Viikingit made them finish 2nd behind Ilves. All their games have been tight and they have never been very dominating even against weaker opposition. FC Lahti just got back from Spain where they played two friendlies. They beat CF Reddis 2-1 but lost to CF Badalona 2-1. That was their first loss in the pre-season. From this match they will miss only Stenio and Artjom Vjatkin from this match. All others are available.

Starting Line ups:

Haka: Marttinen – Kyöstilä, Malundama, Rantanen, Starck – Lähdesmäki, Popovitch, Tapani, Thusberg – Ojala, Nganbe
Lahti: Shishkovski – Sesay, Taimi, Jovanovic, Hauhia – Paananen, Osipov – Hertsi, Dmitrijev, Hostikka – Anier

Prediction:

Haka can get something from this match. Haka 1X.

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