UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 27 June: FC Lahti vs HIFK - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 27 June: FC Lahti vs HIFK

Veikkausliiga 27 June: FC Lahti vs HIFK

FC Lahti vs HIFK 18:30 Lahden Stadion, Lahti
Odds 2.00 – 3.00 – 3.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

These bottom half teams have played 27 games in total and 14 of them have ended in a draw this season. This all comes down to the fact that both have good defenses but bad offense.

FC Lahti have been beaten only twice this season but when you win also only 3 times, you cannot be too high on the tables. They have the 2nd best defensive record in the league with only 8 goals conceded but the worst offensive record with only 10 goals scored. They are now on a 5 game draw streak. They had played four 0-0 games in a row until the last round where they finally were able to score against PS Kemi ending a 370 minute goalless streak. They also conceded ending their goalkeepers 525 minute streak of not conceding a goal. Against PS Kemi though they were able to create more chances than in previous matches so their head coach is hopeful. From this game, they will only miss Miikka Mujunen due to flu and long term injured Drilon Shala and Pavel Osipov.

HIFK has similar problems as FC Lahti. They have the 4th best defensive record with 16 goals conceded and 2nd worst offensive record with 11 goals scored. They have just lost 4 games more than Lahti and won 1 game less. They did beat JJK in the last round after a good display 0-3. This will give them confidence coming into this match. HIFK will miss from this game Tommi Vesala, Fredrik Lassas and Tuukka Andberg.

FC Lahti won the first match between the teams 1-2 this season. Last season all 3 games ended in a draw.

Starting line ups:
Lahti: Vasiutin – Hauhia, Kärkkäinen, Jovanovic, Taimi – Hertsi, Helmke, Paananen, Hostikka – Simonovski, Stenio
HIFK: Eriksson – A Lody, Raimi, Kuusijärvi, Bäckman – Terävä, Halme, Gela, Hänninen – Forssell, Sihvola

Prediction:

Both teams have started to change their game into more direct in order to start winning more games. This should add value for goals. Our pick is over 2.0 goals. The teams have met 7 times in the league in the past over 2 seasons and 5 of those matches have ended in over 2.5 goals.