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Veikkausliiga 29 April: KuPS vs FC Lahti

Veikkausliiga 29 April: KuPS vs FC Lahti

KuPS vs FC Lahti 17:00 Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
Odds 1.74 – 3.40 – 4.33 – Bet NOW at RedKings

Both of these teams made it into Europe after last season as they finished 2nd and 4th. They are now tied in points with KuPS having played one game more.

KuPS had a slow start to their season but they have now won two of their last matches. Both of those games were away from home so they are yet to win at home this season. After they came from behind against champions HJK, they have looked really good. In their last game their midfielder Petteri Pennanen scored 4 goals when they beat IFK Mariehamn 1-4. They are still our favourites to challenge HJK for the title this season.

FC Lahti suffered their first loss this season on Wednesday when they lost to leaders RoPS 2-0 in Rovaniemi. They looked a bit tired in that match but then again they were missing both of their main strikers Stenio and Anier from that match. They should have Anier back in this game so he will give their offense a boost. FC Lahti has been known to have a solid defense but surprisingly they have let their opponents have quite a few chances. Only their goalkeepers Shiskovski and Vasyutin have kept them in the games. They are a good side but they are lacking a bit of depth so this tiredness could become an issue.

Previous matches:

Lahti 1-1 KuPS
KuPS 2-2 Lahti
Lahti 1-2 KuPS

KuPS team news:

KuPS will miss Tabi Manga and Jiri Nissinen. Ruben Gabriel and Rasmus Karjalainen are doubts.

Lahti team news:

Lahti will be without Santeri Pakkanen, Joona Tiainen, Nuutti Laaksonen, Pavel Osipov, Loorents Hertsi and Stenio

Starting Line ups:

KuPS: Virtanen – Toivomäki, Coulibaly, Rexhepi, Murillo – Saxman, El said – Savolainen, Pennanen, Niskanen – Purje
Lahti: Vasyutin, Hauhia, Viatkin, Jovanovic, Taimi – Kekkonen, Paananen – Jäntti, Sesay, Hostikka – Anier

Prediction:

KuPS is on a roll here so home win but it wont be with a big margin.