UA-52481335-1 Veikkausliiga 7 September: JJK vs FC Lahti - Football Finland

Veikkausliiga 7 September: JJK vs FC Lahti

Veikkausliiga 7 September: JJK vs FC Lahti

JJK vs FC Lahti 18:30 Harjun Stadion, Jyväskylä
Odds 6.00 – 3.80 – 1.51– Bet NOW at RedKings

JJK is bottom of the league with 15 points and they need to catch HIFK who are 5 points ahead in order to avoid direct relegation. FC Lahti is 2nd with 38 points but there is only 8 points differentiating the from 9th placed team FC Inter so a Top-3 place is far from secure with 9 rounds remaining.

The international break came at the wrong time for JJK who had won 2 of their last 3 games. Especially the 0-4 win over SJK in Seinäjoki was a surprising one but it just shows how tight this league can be. The arrivals of Hindrek Ojamaa and Sasa Jojovic have given the team a boost and allowed to have more variation in their game play. Those good results have given confidence to the team and with almost all players healthy there is finally some competition for the starting line up positions.

The international break came at a good time for FC Lahti as they have lost their last two matches. More importantly though, they missed their main goalkeeper Alexander Vasyutin from those two matches and the international break has allowed him to recover. He is still a doubt for this match as the decision if he will play or not will be done prior to the match. Their key striker Henri Anier played for Estonia in the international break so he is also available now. They also have a good health situation and many players fighting for a starting line-up position.

The teams have met three times this season with Lahti winning 3-2 in the Finnish Cup and 1-3 in the league. The match in Lahti ended 1-1.

Starting line ups:
JJK: Marttinen – Ojamaa, Nieminen, Lähitie, Abdi – Petrescu, Leppänen, Poutiainen, Suoraniemi – Jovovic, Etock
Lahti: Mujunen – Sesay, Taimi, Jovanovic, Hauhia – Helmke, Kärkkäinen, Paananen, Hertsi – Anier, Simonovski

Prediction:

Over 2.5 goals is a good bet.