KuPS vs FC Lahti
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Savon Sanomat Areena (Kuopio).
KuPS may be currently in the fourth spot, but they do have the opportunity to make a pass at the top-most position, since the team trails by just one point behind Inter Turku. Their last game saw them making light work of bottom-tier VPS, on the road.
The visitors had raced to a two-goal lead by the 44th minute. Their winning position was briefly threatened when the home team scored a penalty, but the backline of the guests did a good job in holding on to the 1-2 scoreline till the end.
Opponents Lahti are struggling to get themselves free from the bottom-tier. They could register just three wins so far, and the last day they even failed to take advantage of their home status, as Rovaniemi cruised through.
The visitors found the back of the net in the 5th minute of the game itself, and then added a second, late into the tie. Though the hosts were able to pull one back, the equalizer eluded them.
KuPS vs FC Lahti Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five wins went to KuPS.
- Eight of the last nine meetings had goals at either end of the pitch.
- The last Lahti won at this venue was back in 2015.
- The last four encounters at this stadium had either team on the scoresheet.
KuPS vs FC Lahti Prediction
KuPS is in the top tier and is gunning for the top spot. They need a surplus of just one point to take the pole position. The team was unbeaten in nine of their last twelve games, and in 12 of their last 16. Meanwhile, Lahti was winless in seven of their last nine fixtures, and in 18 of their last 23 away from home.
Going on, KuPS recorded four of the last five h2h wins and has been unbeaten at home since 2015 against this opponent. As things stand, expect the home team to grind out a win this Tuesday.
Regarding goals, eight of the last nine face-to-face clashes had goals at either end of the pitch, and so did the last four meetings at this venue. Moreover, the hosts of this tie failed to keep a clean sheet in 18 of their last 21 appearances in front of the home crowd, while Lahti netted goals in 10 of their last 13 overall games.
As such, expect an affair with both teams firing in goals.
KuPS vs FC Lahti Betting Tips
KuPS to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).