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Veikkausliiga 27 May: FC Lahti vs HJK

Veikkausliiga 27 May: FC Lahti vs HJK

FC Lahti vs HJK 15:00 Lahden Stadion, Lahti
Odds 6.00 – 3.50 – 1.55 – Bet NOW at RedKings

FC Lahti took an important 0-2 win in the last round against reigning Champions IFK Mariehamn which moved them to 6th position. Before that, they had lost 2 games to RoPS and KuPS. They have a good balanced team with a good goalkeeper and defense. Their biggest problem still has been the offense where they have been able to score only 9 goals. Of course the pitch on Lahden Stadion has not helped as the potato field has prevented good football. In this game though it might be an advantage against a good HJK side.

HJK leads the Veikkausliiga but in their recent games they have struggled in scoring goals. Only their top hitman Alfredo Morelos has been able to score. It has been over a month since anyone else than Morelos has scored. They control the games against all oppositions but they have been unable to break down defenses. Their own defense works though well as they have conceded only 5 goals in 9 games so far.

Last season the teams met 5 times and there were no home wins. HJK won in the Finnish Cup and in the league. FC Lahti won once in Helsinki in the league and the two other games in the league and in the league cup ended in a draw.

Starting line ups:
Lahti: Vasiutin – Hauhia, Kärkkäinen, Jovanovic, Sesay – Paananen, Kuningas, Nazimov – Shala, Helmke – Simonovski
HJK: Dähne – Pirinen, Patronen, Obilor, Rafinha – Annan, Onovo – Pelvas, Atom, Mensah – Morelos

Prediction:

The value here is definitely on the home side. HJK has not been so convincing recently that they would deserve such low odds. They are used to playing on artificial turf in good condition but this match is played on natural grass on a pitch that resembles a potato field. 1X is our initial pick here.