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Veikkausliiga 20 October: VPS vs FC Lahti

Veikkausliiga 20 October: VPS vs FC Lahti

VPS vs FC Lahti 18:30 Elisa Stadion, Vaasa
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Only the away team has stake in this match but also the home team wants to end their winless streak in their last home game. This game will also be the last for Veli Lampi who retires and Ville Koskimaa who will not continue with the team. FC Lahti is on a bad form but they are still fighting to play in Europe. They hold the 4th position and by winning their last two matches, they will achieve this.

VPS is on a 14-game winless streak. This is baffling considering that they were one of the best teams early part of the season and also they played really well in Europe (3 wins, 1 loss). After that win over Bröndby though, they have not won a game. At home they have not won in 8 games (0-4-4). They even lost to FC Lahti in August 0-2. VPS has had problems with injuries and from this game they will miss Mikko Viitikko and Juho Lähde. Ebrima Sohna, Joonas Vahtera and Timi Lahti are all doubts.

FC Lahti is in bad form having lost their last 3 games. This bad form coincides with them losing their main goalkeeper Vasyutin. His replacements Mujunen or Pakkanen have not been able to play at the same level. Lahti is the second best away team in the league with a 6-6-4 record. FC Lahti will get back Igor Jovanovic from injury and Stenio from suspension. They will only miss Kalle Taimi and the long term injured from this match.

The teams have played twice this season. The first match in Lahti ended 0-0 and the second in Vaasa 0-2 for Lahti.

Starting line-ups:
VPS: Meerits – Lampi, Koskimaa, Viitikko – Levänen, Laatikainen, Vahtera, Hakola, Engström – Strandvall, Clennon
Lahti: Mujunen – Sesay, Jovanovic, Kärkkäinen, Hauhia – Helmke, Paananen, Hertsi – Anier, Simonovski, Stenio


Both teams in bad form but getting back Jovanovic and Stenio will be a boost for the visitors. Away win. Also over 2.5 goals looks good