UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 23 May: IFK Mariehamn vs FC Lahti - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 23 May: IFK Mariehamn vs FC Lahti

Veikkausliiga 23 May: IFK Mariehamn vs FC Lahti

IFK Mariehamn vs FC Lahti 18:30 Wiklöf Holding Arena, Mariehamn
Odds 1.85 – 3.20 – 4.20 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Reigning Champions IFK Mariehamn will host FC Lahti. Mariehamn has seemed a bit weaker than last season but they still continue to be a team that is difficult to beat. In their opening 7 games, they have lost only once. Their weak offense though has only managed to get 2 wins also. Mariehamn missed Gabriel Petrovic in the last match but he trained normally and should be available for this match.

FC Lahti started the season well but have now lost their last two games against RoPS and KuPS. Their defense has been working ok with only 7 goals conceded but their offense is still looking for improvement. They have managed to score 2 goals in only one match so far. Overall they have scored only 7 times. FC Lahti will miss defender Kalle Taimi from this match as he got injured in the last match against KuPS. Also Pavel Osipov will be still out (Out for the season).

Last season the teams met 5 times with IFK Mariehamn winning twice in the league (Home/away) and one of the matches in Lahti ending in a draw. In the league Cup the points were shared 2-2 and in the Finnish Cup, FC Lahti knocked them out 1-2 after ET.

Starting line ups:
IFK Mariehamn: Vaikla – Friberg Da Cruz, Kojola, Lyyski, Mäenpää – Span, Sparrdal Mantilla, Petrovic, Sellin – Mkosana, Kangaskolkka
FC Lahti: Vasiutin – Sesay, Jovanovic, Kärkkäinen, Hauhia – Paananen, Kuningas, Helmke, Hostikka, Shala – Simonovski

Prediction:

It will be a tight game so the X2 double chance has value. Mariehamn has won only 2 games and those were against the two worst teams in the league. FC Lahti will be a much tougher challenge