Hafnarfjordur vs FC Lahti
Europa League First qualifying round
Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018
Kick-Off at 20:15 UK
Venue: Kaplakrikavollur (Hafnarfjordur).
The first round of Europa League qualifiers is going to be wrapped up with a clash between Hafnarfjordur and FC Lahti.
Home side secured a very convincing advantage from the first leg as they managed to get back home with a 3-0 victory. However, they are in a variable form in the domestic championship, managing to celebrate two times in the last five rounds.
Olafur Kristjansson’s side has the ambition to challenge the title, but they are currently six points away from the top spot. They should improve their home performances a bit as they’ve already allowed two defeats when playing in front of their fans.
FC Lahti entered a mini-series of bad results as they tied three straight defeats. They will have an ultimate challenge to catch up a three-goal advantage of their rivals.
Two defeats in a row pushed them down to the middle of the domestic table, however they are just one point away from the top three Santeri Hostikka and the lads are playing pretty tight this season and they are one of the best defensive sides in the competition.
Hafnarfjordur vs Lahti: Head-to-head
These two sides faced each other just once in their history, in the first leg clash, in which Hafnarfjordur celebrated a 3-0 victory.
Hafnarfjordur vs Lahti: Prediction
The hosts just need to confirm their place in the next round and they should be able to book another victory in this tie. The visitors will switch their focus on the national championship as they need to improve if they want to snatch the place in Europa League quals once again.
In this one we shouldn’t expect so many goals as in the first leg clash and since both sides have been involved in moderate scoring clashes lately, so the crowd should be able to see two goals in total at most.
Hafnarfjordur vs Lahti: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.72
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.75.