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Finnish Cup 17 February: Ilves vs FC Lahti

Finnish Cup 17 February: Ilves vs FC Lahti

Ilves vs FC Lahti 14:30 Pirkkahalli C, Tampere
Odds 2.15 – 3.20 – 2.90 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Both teams have played 3 times in the Group B and are fighting for the top spot in the group.

Ilves has won all their games so far with a clear margin. They beat JJK 0-3, Viikingit 3-0 and GrIFK 3-1. All of those matches though were against lower division opposition. This will be their first real test. Ilves has changed quite a bit but they still rely heavily on solid defense and quick counter attacks. The material seems a bit weaker than last season but they have gotten some new signings whose level is still untested. They should still finish in the top half of the Veikkausliiga this season.

FC Lahti has not been as dominating but they beat FC Haka 2-1 and JJK 4-2. Against Viikingit they were winning 0-2 but had to settle for a draw. FC Lahti is normally known for a solid defense but at least for now that has not been showing. FC Lahti should be again in the top half of Veikkausliiga this season. They seem to be at least the same level as long as their new goalkeeper Siskovski can show similar heroics like their last season´s goalkeeper Vasyuitin.

Starting Line ups:
Ilves: Luukkanen – Miettunen, Tanska, Rannankari, Ojala – Ala-Myllymäki, Ali – Siira, Ba, Haarala – Noubissi
Lahti: Shishkovski – Sesay, Taimi, Jovanovic, Hauhia – Osipov, Jäntti, Paananen – Sadat, Stenio, Anier


Tight game but both teams to score is the main pick. FC Lahti Draw no bet is the side bet