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Veikkausliiga 8 April: FC Lahti vs TPS

Veikkausliiga 8 April: FC Lahti vs TPS

FC Lahti vs TPS 15:00 Kisapuisto, Lahti
Odds 1.84 – 3.28 – 4.15 – Bet NOW at RedKings

This is the opening game for the team to the 2018 Veikkausliiga season. FC Lahti got a dramatic 4th position last season and qualified to Europe. TPS won the Ykkönen last season and earned promotion.

FC Lahti team news:

FC Lahti were lucky to earn the 4th position last season but it might be a bit more difficult this season. They have not gotten as many quality players as they would have hoped and more importantly their new goalkeeper signing Shishkovski does not seem to be as good. Thus, Lahti should lose more points than they did last season. They are again strong defensively and difficult to beat but offensively they seem to lack. Their cup did not go that well as they lost to FC Haka in the Last-12 round. Lahti are difficult to beat at home. They were 6-7-3 last season.

TPS team news:

TPS got promoted after a really good Ykkönen season. They were organised, very good defensively and deserved to get promoted. For this season though their budget is small and they have not made too many quality signings. They have kept the team almost the same with a couple of lost players only. They will rely heavily with the same squad so time will tell if they can step up a level and be competitive in Veikkausliiga. In the Finnish Cup their biggest problem was scoring goals. They got a big guy now up front in D. Milovic. If he can fill up the big boots of Mikko Hyyrynen, then TPS might have an ok season.

Starting Line ups:

Lahti:
TPS:

Prediction:

This is battle between two defensive teams so under 2.25 goals is the main pick. This also looks like a draw.