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Veikkausliiga 6 August: HJK vs FC Lahti

Veikkausliiga 6 August: HJK vs FC Lahti

HJK vs FC Lahti 15:00 Telia 5G Arena, Helsinki
Odds 1.35 – 4.33 – 8.00 – Bet NOW at RedKings

League leaders HJK who have a 10 point gap on 2nd place team VPS will host FC Lahti who are 3rd just 1 point behind VPS.

HJK may have been knocked out from the Europa league but in the Veikkausliiga they have gotten back to winning way by defeating at home both PS Kemi (3-1) and HIFK (2-0). At home HJK is the only team who are still undefeated. They have a  8-1-0 record at home but more impressingly they have conceded only 2 goals in those 9 games while scoring 27 in the progress. HJK has played 13 matches without a defeat. Their only loss came in May against VPS. HJK will miss only Peiponen and Atom from this match.

FC Lahti is also in good form as they have played 12 games without a defeat. They always had a good defense like HJK, but recently their offense has been in fire. Their new signing Henri Anier seems to have been the missing piece of the puzzle. In their last 3 games they have scored 9 goals. Especially their last round 6-2 win against reigning champions IFK Mariehamn was impressive. FC Lahti will miss only Kalle Taimi in this match.

The first match this season ended 0-0 in Lahti between the teams. Last season Lahti lost the first match at home to HJK but in Helsinki, they first drew and then beat HJK. In the last 5 matches in Helsinki, HJK has managed to win only once.

Starting line ups:
HJK: Uusitalo – Rafinha, Patronen, Halme, Pirinen – Annan, Mosa – Banza, Valencic, Mensah – Pelvas
Lahti: Vasiutin – Sesay, Jovanovic, Kärkkäinen, Hauhia – Hertsi, Helmke, Paananen, Hostikka – Simonovski, Anier

Prediction:

Our main bet here is both teams to score with 2.11 odds. Both have great defenses but this match wont be played too defensively. FC Lahti +1AH is also a good option.