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Veikkausliiga 20 June: Ilves vs FC Lahti

Veikkausliiga 20 June: Ilves vs FC Lahti

Ilves vs FC Lahti 18:30 Tammelan Stadion, Tampere
Odds 2.40 – 3.05 – 2.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Ilves managed to end their two game losing streak where they conceded 7 goals with a 0-0 draw against league leaders HJK. Ilves is currently 6th with 19 points. FC Lahti has only lost one game this season but they have played too many draws which keeps them of challenging to the top positions at the moment. Lahti is currently 4th with 22 points.

Ilves managed to turn the tide against HJK in the last game. They had lost two matches to Honka and KuPS previously where they conceded 7 goals. Against the most dangerous attack in the league they kept a clean sheet which will give their defense the confidence again. Ilves has been playing good when their defense plays good. At home they are still undefeated with three wins and three draws. Goal scoring has been a problem as at home they have only managed 6 goals in those 6 games. Defensively though they have only conceded twice at home.

FC Lahti is basically the same as Ilves when it comes to a good defense. Lahti has conceded 10 goals in their 13 games. Their problem has been in scoring goals, especially in finishing. They create plenty chances but their forwards just cannot put the ball into the net. Lahti has only managed to score 14 goals in their 13 games. They have had some problems with injuries as one of their main strikers from last season, Stenio, has only managed to play in 6 games so far.

Previous matches:

Lahti 2-0 Ilves(This season)
Ilves 2-2 Lahti (This season Cup)

Ilves 2-1 Lahti (Last season)
Lahti 0-0 Ilves (Last season)
Ilves 1-1 Lahti (Last season)

Ilves team news:

Ilves will be without Baba Mensah and Diogo Tomas. Jani Tanska is a doubt. Ilari Mettälä returned already in the last match and is finally fully match fit.

Lahti team news:

Lahti will be without Timi Voutilainen, Kalle Taimi, Igor Jovanovic and Stenio.

Starting Line ups:

Ilves: Hilander – Kazi, Tanska, Miettunen, Aspegren – Ojala, Thiaw – Ala-Myllymäki, Siira, Tamminen – Noubissi
Lahti: Shishkovski – Sesay, Voutilainen, Viatkin, Hauhia – Jäntti, Paananen – Hertsi, Dmitrijev, Hostikka – Anier


Both teams have some missing players in defense, so main pick is both teams to score.