UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 29 July: FC Lahti vs IFK Mariehamn - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 29 July: FC Lahti vs IFK Mariehamn

Veikkausliiga 29 July: FC Lahti vs IFK Mariehamn

FC Lahti vs IFK Mariehamn 17:00 Lahden stadion, Lahti
Odds 2.08 – 3.05 – 3.50 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is a match between two draw prone teams. FC Lahti is currently 3rd and they are on a 11-game unbeaten streak (4W 7D). IFK Mariehamn is 2 points behind them on 5th position. They are on a 4 game unbeaten streak in the league.

FC Lahti has the second best defense in the league as they have conceded only 13 goals in 18 games. Their offense is only 8th best in the league which has led to many draws (10 out of 18). In their last match against KuPS they were very close to winning as they were leading 0-2 but they let in two late goals to only get a draw. This was a surprise as Lahti has only let in 2 goals in a game this season once before, also against KuPS in May. Their offense has improved a lot recently as they have scored 11 goals in their last 5 matches, so they are on a high right now.

IFK Mariehamn had a poor European campaign where they lost to Legia Warsaw 9-0 on aggregate. In the league though they have played much better as they have lost only 4 times all season and have scored the 3rd highest amount of goals. In their last game they drew 1-1 with HIFK at home but they rotated many of their players in that game so for this match they should be stronger. On the road though, they have gotten so far only 1 win with 4 draws and 3 losses.

The teams have met once this season with FC Lahti winning 0-2 in Mariehamn. That is the only loss IFK has suffered at home this season. Mariehamn won last season once at home and once in Lahti. The first match in Lahti ended 1-1.

Starting line ups:
Lahti: Vasiutin – Hauhia, Kärkkäinen, Jovanovic, Sesay – Hertsi, Paananen, Kuningas, Hostikka – Simonovski, Anier
MIFK: Vaikla – Friberg Da Cruz, Lyyski, Kojola, Granlund – Sellin, Petrovic, Dafaa, Span – Sid, Kangaskolkka

Prediction:

This is a tight game and not many goals expected. Under 2.5 goals but MIFK can get something. X2