FC Lahti vs Ilves
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Friday, 29 July 2022
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Lahden Stadion.
Lahti are one of the worst teams in the Finnish top flight this season and they are deservedly placed second to last in the table as of now. They will have a tough time this Friday against the much better Ilves who also are determined to deliver a winning performance.
Ilves are placed 6th in the table as of now and are trailing just 3 points below the 5th placed Haka. Note that Haka are pitted against the toppers for this upcoming match-day and are expected to lose. This is a great opportunity for Ilves and count on them to make the best of this chance.
They have lost just twice away from home all through the campaign and the latest of these defeats had come back in the first week of May.
Meanwhile, Lahti are on a 3-game losing streak and they had let in 3 or more goals in all 3 of these fixtures. Moreover, they have also been on a poor run at home for quite some time now and have been letting in goals in huge numbers during this stretch.
And most importantly, they have a poor head-to-head record against this opponent over the past seasons. Judging all these observations, it is expected that we are about to witness a victory for Ilves this Friday.
FC Lahti vs Ilves Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had finished in a 3-2 win for Ilves.
- 6 of the past 7 clashes had 4 or more goals.
- The hosts had scored 3 or more goals in the past 3 meetings at this ground.
- The latest match-up at this stadium had finished in a 4-3 win for the hosts.
FC Lahti vs Ilves Prediction & Analysis
Lathi had lost their past 3 fixtures in a row and they had let in a total of 12 goals in the process. And worryingly, they were able to find the back of the net just once during this stretch.
On the other hand, Ilves were unbeaten in 6 of their past 9 overall games and their latest loss away from home had come almost 3 months back.
Taking into account these observations, as well as the head-to-head superiority of Ilves, expect a win for them this Friday.
Tips for FC Lahti vs Ilves
Ilves to Win @ 2.00
Correct Score: 2-1 Ilves @ 9.00.