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Finnish Cup 10 February: FC Lahti vs JJK

Finnish Cup 10 February: FC Lahti vs JJK

FC Lahti vs JJK 13:00 Mukkulan halli, Lahti
Odds 1.22 – 4.75 – 9.00  – Bet NOW at RedKings

Veikkausliiga side FC Lahti will try to bounce back from their 2-2 draw against Kakkonen side Viikingit. Ykkönen side JJK had a big loss to Ilves in the last round and they need a win here to have any chance of qualifying to the next round.

FC Lahti had beaten FC Honka in a friendly game earlier in last week 1-4 but they could not keep that same momentum going against Kakkonen side Viikingit. They led the math 0-2 but could not put the game away and Viikingit came back and they could have even won it. Lahti needs to improve and now they will have their new signing goalkeeper Damjan Siskovski most likely available. Lahti is expected to be again in the top half this season in the Veikkausliiga so they are the big favourite here.

JJK started their Finnish cup by beating GrIFK at home 2-0 but in their last home game against Veikkausliiga side Ilves, they lost easily 0-3. JJK got relegated from the Veikkausliiga last season and because of their financial situation, they have not been able to keep several of their players. Especially in offense and defense they are much weaker than last season. They are still a decent side and should be able to finish safely in the mid-table in Ykkönen this season.

Starting Line ups:
Lahti: Siskovski – Sesay, Voutilainen, Jovanovic, Hauhia – Kekkonen, Osipov, Gela – Hertsi, Anier, Stenio
JJK: Ikäheimo – Abdi, Kovaqi, Lepo, Suoraniemi – Nissinen, Manninen A, Manninen M, Alaharjula – Ala-Porkkunen, Petrescu


Initial prediction: Lahti to win by at least 3 goals.