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Veikkausliiga 22 July: FC Lahti vs IFK Mariehamn

Veikkausliiga 22 July: FC Lahti vs IFK Mariehamn

FC Lahti vs IFK Mariehamn 17:00 Kisapuisto, Lahti
Odds 1.80 – 3.40 – 4.15 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Both of these teams are bit of out of form. FC Lahti lost their last two games in the Veikkausliiga and that knocked them out to 6th place, but still only 1 point from a Euro Cup place. IFK Mariehamn´s bad form has lasted basically the whole season and they are on the 11th position. The teams met earlier in the season in Mariehamn with Lahti winning 1-2.

Lahti drew on Thursday in Iceland 0-0 with FH in the Europa League qualifier. That was not enough to get them through, but it did end their three match losing streak in all competitions.  FC Lahti was difficult to beat early in the season, but since they lost Igor Jovanovic and goalkeeper Vasyutin, they have lacked a leader in defense which has made them concede goals. The defense was their best part as their offense was not scoring. Now without their defense, they are barely average. They still have a good home record despite losing their last home game against FC Inter. They have won five, drawn three and lost that one game.

IFK Mariehamn has been struggling defensively all season. They have not gotten any new defenders yet, but they did sign a Ukrainian goalkeeper Igor Levchenko who should be better than their current duo Nordqvist and Lepola. Mariehamn has not been a good away team this season with only five points from their 8 away games. Into this match, they get well rested and hopefully well prepared as their last Veikkausliiga game was 18 days ago. They did play a losing friendly game against IFK Brage this week where they tested Levchenko so they are not completely without match fitness.

Previous matches:

IFK 1-2 Lahti (This season)

Lahti team news:

 

MIFK team news:

Starting Line ups:

Lahti: Forsman – Taimi,Hauhia,Viatkin,Sesay – Dmitijev, Paananen – Hertsi, Osipov, Sadat – Stenio
MIFK: Levchenko – Murnane, Sparrdal Mantilla, Kojola, Mäenpää – Silverholt, Nazari, Maripuu, Åsbrink – Sid, Kangaskolkka

Prediction:

Mariehamn has a chance to get something here.X2 double chance