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Veikkausliiga 20 August: FC Lahti vs RoPS

Veikkausliiga 20 August: FC Lahti vs RoPS

FC Lahti vs RoPS 18:30 Kisapuisto, Lahti
Odds 2.27 – 3.00 – 3.15 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is an important match for both teams in the fight for Euro Cup places. RoPS is currently 2nd with 42 points. FC Lahti is 5th, seven points behind RoPS with a game in hand.

Lahti has not lost in four games but three of them have ended in a draw. They still have problems in scoring as 23 goals is the joint second worst record in the league.  Only SJK has scored less goals so far. The defense is good and they are a team who are difficult to break down. 17 goals conceded is the second best record, behind their opponent RoPS. At home FC lahti is 6-5-1 with their only loss coming against FC Inter.

RoPS has played really strong their last two games. They beat IFK Mariehamn 1-0 in the last round and before that they drew 2-2 in Helsinki with leaders HJK. They got striker Vahid Hambo in the transfer window and he has now scored in both of his games so far. Despite finding a good striker, they still rely heavily on their defense which has the best defensive record in the league, 16 goals conceded. RoPS is 4-5-2 away from home.

Previous matches:

Lahti 0-0 RoPS (This season)
RoPS 2-0 Lahti (This season)

Lahti team news:

Lahti is without Kalle Taimi and Timi Voutilainen.

RoPS team news:

Järvenpää is a doubt. Hyvärinen is still out.

Starting Line ups:

Lahti: Forsman – Hauhia, Viatkin, Josimar, Sesay – Osipov, Paananen, Dmitrijev – Anier, Stenio, Hostikka
RoPS: Reguero – Taiwo, Väisänen, Hämäläinen, Muinonen – Lingman, Zeneli – Moraes, Roiha, Hambo, Lappalainen

Prediction:

Low scoring draw. Another 0-0 is possible