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Veikkausliiga 10 August: FC Lahti vs FC Inter

Veikkausliiga 10 August: FC Lahti vs FC Inter

FC Lahti vs FC Inter 18:30 Lahden Stadion, Lahti
Odds 2.14 – 3.20 – 3.20 – Bet NOW at RedKings

FC Lahti who are on a 13-match unbeaten run and are 3rd at the moment will host FC Inter who have  just changed their head coach and are on 7th position. They are 5 points behind Lahti.

FC Lahti has been in really good form recently as they are on a 13-matches unbeaten run (5W 8D). FC Lahti has always had a great defense (2nd best in the league) but with the acquisition of Estonian striker Henri Anier, their offense has improved a lot also. In their last match they managed to get a 0-0 draw away to HJK which was a great result.  The big negative for this was though that Henri Anier got injured and he wont be able to play in this match.  FC Lahti will also miss defender Kalle Taimi. They have other players though who can get it done offensively. Santeri Hostikka was just voted as the player of the month for July. The winger scored a couple and provided several assists to help his team keep their unbeaten streak alive.

FC Inter has had a turmoil of a season which eventually led to their head coach Shefki Kuqi to be sacked. Assistant coach Fabrizio Piccareta took over and in his first match in charge, he brought the fun back into the team and they won 3-0 against HIFK. Players seem to be better motivated again to play and with that squad they should be much higher than 7th at this point. FC Inter will still miss full back Niko Markkula, Kevin Mombilo and Njazi Kuqi due to injury. All other players are available including their new signing  center back Tero Mäntylä who moved just yesterday from Norwegian club Aalesunds BK.

The teams have met once this season with the match ending 0-0 in Turku. Last season the first match in Turku also ended in a draw. Then both teams won once in Lahti.

Starting line ups:
Lahti: Vasiutin – Hauhia, Kärkkäinen, Jovanovic, Sesay – Hertsi, Helmke, Paananen, Hostikka – Simonovski, Stenio
Inter: Moisander – Lehtonen, Alan Henrique, Nyman, Varmanen – Garcia, Njoku, Mäkitalo – Furuholm, Källman, Ojala

Prediction:

Initial pick is under 2.5 goals. Lahti has a good defense and Inter might not yet be good enough to break that. Also Lahti will miss Anier so their good offense will miss a huge piece of the puzzle. Inter will be better defensively so another 0-0 would not be a surprise.