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Veikkausliiga 30 September: Ilves vs FC Lahti

Veikkausliiga 30 September: Ilves vs FC Lahti

Ilves vs FC Lahti 17:00 Tammelan Stadion, Tampere
Odds 2.50 – 2.90 – 2.80 – Bet NOW at RedKings

There are only 5 rounds to go before the season ends. Ilves is 4th with 43 points and FC Lahti is just above them with 46 points.

Ilves continues their big matches. They last played a 0-0 with SJK who are also fighting for a Top-3 position and now they have to do it again. Ilves should have beaten SJK in that match but they just could not put their chances away. Ilves plays in a way which makes them difficult to beat. Since 1st of July, they have played 14 matches and have lost only once and that was against leaders HJK. Unfortunately for them, they have only managed also only 5 wins during that time period with 8 matches ending in a draw. Ilves is a decent home team with a 7-3-4 record this season. Ilves will still miss Emile Tendeng and captain Antti Hynynen.

FC Lahti also is a team difficult to beat and also for them, they have played a lot of draws. Their game plan starts from a solid defense and they have conceded only 22 goals this season which is the second best defensive record behind leaders HJK. One of the key man there has been the goalkeeper Vasyutin but unfortunately he injured his wrist a couple of weeks ago and is our for the season. Lahti is on a 4-game unbeaten streak having beaten JJK and FC Inter away from home and drawing at home with both KuPS and RoPS. Lahti is a good away team with a 6-6-2 record. Besides Vasyutin, FC Lahti will miss only long-term injured Drilon Shala and Pavel Osipov. Defender Jovanovic returns to the line-up.

The teams have met 3 times this season. Ilves won in the Finnish Cup 2-0 but in the league both matches have ended in a draw. Since Ilves got back into the Veikkausliiga, they have met 5 times in Tampere with Ilves winning 3, one match ended in a draw and FC Lahti won once back in 2015.

Starting line ups:
Ilves: Hilander – Aspegren, Mensah, Tanska, Penninkangas – Matrone, Ayarna, Ala-Myllymäki, Järvinen – Noubissi, Tuco
Lahti: Mujunen – Hauhia, Jovanovic, Kärkkäinen, Taimi – Hostikka, Helmke, Paanenen, Hertsi – Simonovski, Anier


Both teams to score is our main pick.