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Veikkausliiga 4 July: FC Lahti vs PS Kemi

Veikkausliiga 4 July: FC Lahti vs PS Kemi

FC Lahti vs PS Kemi 18:30 Lahden Stadion, Lahti
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In a tight league, FC Lahti is currently 4th with 23 points and a even a point here would move them to the Top-3. PS Kemi is currently 8th and have 4 points less than Lahti. The teams met just two weeks ago in Kemi with the match ending 1-1.

FC Lahti comes into this match with an 8-game unbeaten run that has taken them already to 4th position. Most of those 8 games have been draws (5) but the last two have been wins over the two worst teams in the league. More importantly though, FC Lahti was able to score a total of 7 goals in those two matches. Considering that they have scored a total of 17 goals this season, that was a major achievement. Normally though, Lahti is a very underish team as they have a good defense and normally quite inadequate offense. Lahti will miss for sure in this game Hassan Sesay and Aleksi Paananen. Also Hendrik Helmke is a major doubt. This will be already the 3rd match withing 8 days for Lahti so some players might be a bit tired. After this game though they will have a 2- week break almost.

PS Kemi also had their own long unbeaten streak but their last 3 games have been without a win. They drew 1-1 with both Lahti and RoPS in their recent games but suffered a 1-0 loss to SJK. They have earned 9 points from their 6 away games this season where they have either lost or won. They have a good counter attacking system that suits them when they play as underdog. Lahti though usually plays quite defensive so they will not let too many counter attacking opportunities. PS Kemi will have a big loss in this game as Mansally will be suspended. Along with top scorer Valencic, Mansally has been the key player for Kemi this season.

Last season Lahti beat Kemi twice (Home and away). Kemi only won once at home.

Starting line ups:
Lahti: Vasiutin – Hauhia, Taimi, Jovanovic, Hertsi – Kuningas, Helmke, Kärkkäinen, Hostikka – Simonovski, Stenio
Kemi: Forsman – Räihä, David, Laitinen, Kaljumäe – Karjalainen, Guevara, Jama, Gullsten – Aalto – Valencic

Prediction:

Lahti to win 1-0