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Veikkausliiga 28 October: FC Lahti vs HIFK

Veikkausliiga 28 October: FC Lahti vs HIFK

FC Lahti vs HIFK 14:00 Lahden Stadion, Lahti
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There is a lot of stake here. FC Lahti needs a win to get into 4th position and into Europe but it is not enough if IFK Mariehamn does not lose their own match. HIFK is in the same situation. They need a win to get out of the relegation play-off spot and hope that PS Kemi loses their match.

FC Lahti is not in good form as they have lost their last 4 matches. This has happened at the same time as they lost their main goalkeeper Vasyutin. His replacements have not been even close to same level. This form means that they have lost almost a certain place in Europe so the confidence cannot be high. They still have a slight chance to get into to Europe but it would require a win here and Mariehamn to lose. They have not been good at home this season and they have blamed the pitch for this as they like to keep the ball on the ground but the natural grass pitch on this stadium has not been in that good condition. They are 5-7-3 at home this stadium.

HIFK needs a win here to hope to have any chance of avoiding the relegation play-off. They are on a decent 2-1-2 form in their last 5 games but their away matches have been quite awful. They are one of the worst away teams in the league with a 2-5-9 record. In their last 8 away games they have won once and lost 7. It will be difficult to save themselves but nothing else but a win will do.

The teams have met twice this season with FC Lahti winning both games home and away.

Starting line-ups:
Lahti: Mujunen – Taimi, Voutilainen, Kärkkäinen, Hauhia – Helmke, Paananen, Hertsi – Anier, Simonovski, Stenio
HIFK: Eriksson – Vesala, Aho, A Lody, Terävä – Halme, Väyrynen, Gela, Ristola – Sihvola, Forssell


A lot will depend on how the game starts to go but X2 has some value.