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Veikkausliiga 29 June: FC Lahti vs HJK

Veikkausliiga 29 June: FC Lahti vs HJK

FC Lahti vs HJK 19:00 Kisapuisto, Lahti
Odds 4.33 – 3.20 – 1.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the big game of the round with FC Lahti who have lost only once all season hosting league leaders HJK.

FC Lahti has been in really good defensive form this season. Their defense has conceded only 10 goals and they have kept 7 clean sheets. Their problem has been in scoring goals. Only 15 goals so far for a team who are 4th in the league is just way too few. They create chances but the finishing of their forwards has been poor. They have missed Brazilian striker Stenio who has been injured for most of the season. FC Lahti is undefeated at home with 4 wins and 3 draws. In their last match, they got an added time penalty against KuPS which gave them the 1-0 win. Before that they had drawn 5 games in a row.

League leaders HJK got a massive 5-0 win at home against VPS in the last round. They had drawn their previous two matches so this was a big boost to their confidence. HJK has been the best away team in the league and they are actually the only team undefeated on the road. They have won 6 and drawn 3. HJK has a good record in Lahti as out of 26 games, they have lost only 7. The last time FC Lahti beat HJK at home was in 2014. Since then they have drawn two and won three. In the last six games between the teams, HJK has only won once and Lahti two times (both at Helsinki).

Previous matches:

HJK 1-2 Lahti (This season)

FC Lahti team news:

Lahti will be without Igor Jovanovic and Timi Voutilainen. Stenio is close to returning to the line-up.

HJK team news:

HJK will miss Akseli Pelvas and Ville Jalasto due to injury. Anthony Annan and Hannu Patronen are suspended. They will get back Valtteri Vesiaho, Eetu Vertainen and Enoch Banza who return from Youth international duty.

Starting Line ups:

Lahti: Vasiutin – Taimi, Viatkin, Hauhia, Sesay – Paananen, Osipov – Hertsi, Gela, Hostikka – Anier
HJK: Rudakov – Peiponen, O´Shaughnessy, Obilor, Rafinha – Mosa, Dahlström – Mensah, Valencic, Alho – Klauss

Prediction:

HJK win