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Veikkausliiga 19 August: SJK vs FC Lahti

Veikkausliiga 19 August: SJK vs FC Lahti

SJK vs FC Lahti 18:00 OmaSp Arena, Seinäjoki
Odds 2.50 – 2.90 – 2.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

SJK is 6th at the moment with 32 points. They are only 2 points from a top-3 position. FC Lahti is 2nd with 38 points. They are 8 points behind leaders HJK and have a 4 point gap to 3rd placed Ilves.

SJK got themselves an important 0-1 win over FC Inter in the last round but they were quite lucky in the match as Inter dominated most of the game. SJK has gotten most of their wins lately with a 1-0 margin. Their defense has been good but their offense does not create enough chances anymore. If the opponent can score a goal, then SJK has some problems. SJK is 4-3-4 at home this season with 12 goals scored an 17 conceded. Most of those conceded goals have come against HJK in their last home game that they lost 0-6. SJK will miss long term injured Matej Hradecky, Richie Dorman and Chema Anton. Also Bardanca is suspended. All others are available.

FC Lahti is the in-form team in the league at the moment. They have not lost in 15 games (7W 8D). In fact they have lost only twice all season and those happened consecutively in May. Toni Korkeakunnas has created a very good organised system which is very difficult to break down. They have conceded only 15 goals which is the 2nd best record in the league. In the last round they beat VPS in Vaasa after a very good dominating performance despite missing some key players in that match. They will get back striker Simonovski and key defender Jovanovic to this match. Estonian striker Anier is still a doubt.

The teams have met twice this season with the first match in Seinäjoki ending 1-1 and in Lahti, the home side won 1-0. Lahti has been the bogie team for SJK as SJK has beaten FC lahti only once. Lahti has won 6 and 6 matches have ended in a draw.

Starting line ups:
SJK: Aksalu – Hurme, Mero, Hatakka, Tahvanainen – Malolo, Hetemaj – Ions, Laaksonen, Sheppard – Mboma
Lahti: Vasiutin – Sesay, Jovanovic, Kärkkäinen, Hauhia – Hostikka, Paananen, Helmke, Hertsi – Simonovski, Stenio

Prediction:

The value is on the visitors. FC Lahti Draw no Bet