Honka vs FC Lahti Predictions and Match Preview

Honka vs FC Lahti Finnish Veikkausliiga by LeagueLane

Honka vs FC Lahti
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Monday, 27th May 2019
Kick-off at 16.30 UK/ 17.30 CET
Venue: Tapiolan Urheilupuisto (Espoo).

Honka has a game in hand and still is placed in the third spot of the league table. They are trailing by just two points from the pole spot, and a win in this fixture will capitulate them to the first position. The last match-day, the team, despite being stuck with the away handicap, defeated SJK, a competent top-tier team.

Lahti, meanwhile, has won just two games this season and is on the road against a top-performer. They are already placed in the relegation group and need to raise their bar if they are to avoid any unwanted scenario at the end of the season. They can find solace in the fact that the team has been comparatively far better in goal-scoring than their peers in the relegation group.

Honka vs FC Lahti Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Six of the last nine wins went to Honka.
  • Five of the last seven matches had Lahti finding the back of the net.
  • Ten of the last thirteen wins at this venue went to the hosts.
  • Honka has lost only a single league fixture at this venue, and that came back in 2010.

Honka vs FC Lahti Prediction

The hosts of the tie, Honka has been far better than Lahti this season and rightfully is placed at the top-tier. With their game in hand, the team could take the pole spot, provided they win this tie. The team has the additional home advantage to count on too.

Lahti, meanwhile, is placed in the relegation group and has struggled on the road recently. Importantly, six of the last nine h2h wins and ten of the last thirteen at this venue went to Honka. They have also lost just a single league tie against this opponent at this venue, which came nine years back. Count on Honka to take the three points.

Going on, Lahti has returned above average goals for a team of their stature and has found the back of the net in five of the last seven meetings against Honka. Moreover, they scored goals in eight of their last ten matches, while Honka conceded in eight of their last nine. By all means, expect both teams to find the back of the net.

Honka vs FC Lahti Betting Tips

  • Honka to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).