UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 14 August: VPS vs FC Lahti - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 14 August: VPS vs FC Lahti

Veikkausliiga 14 August: VPS vs FC Lahti

VPS vs FC Lahti 18:30 Elisa Stadion, Vaasa
Odds 2.35 – 2.90 – 3.05 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a top-table battle as 4th placed VPS will host 2nd placed and 14-matches undefeated FC Lahti.

After their good European campaign (3 wins in 4 games), VPS has been on a downtrend. They have drawn 3 and lost 1 in their last 4 games. Three of those opponents were the last 3 opponents in the league. Their loss to HIFK last week was their first after a 11-match unbeaten run. They dominate most of the matches but they are missing a bit of that final edge to give them the wins. They will still miss Aatu Laatikainen and Veli Lampi from this match but all others should be available.

FC Lahti is the in-form team in the league after 14 matches without a loss. They have one of the best defenses in the league and their low midfield block is very difficult to penetrate by any team. Even HJK has played twice 0-0 with them this season. Lahti has lost only once on the road this season but 6 of their 10 games have ended in a draw. Just like VPS, they are extremely difficult to beat. FC Lahti will miss their key central defender Igor Jovanovic and striker Marko Simonovski due to suspensions. Kalle Taimi and Henri Anier are still doubts for this match.

The first match in Lahti ended 0-0. Last season Lahti won once at home and once at Vaasa. VPS won their other home match.

Starting line ups:
VPS: Meerits – Lahti, Koskimaa, Viitikko – Levänen, Voutilainen, Lähde, Hakola, Engström – Vahtera, Morrissey
Lahti: Vasiutin – Sesay, Voutilainen, Kärkkäinen, Hauhia – Hostikka, Helmke, Paanenen, Hertsi – Kuningas, Stenio

Prediction:

VPS home win.