FC Lahti vs Honka Preview and Predictions

FC Lahti vs Honka
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Lahden Kisapuisto (Lahti).

Lahti have been held to draws by both VPS and PS Kemi in their last two outings and they host Honka for their Matchday 13 clash on Tuesday in the hope they can return to the winning ways and keep up with the top of the table, now sitting 11 points behind HJK with two games in hand.

Mustat Kuhnurit have been a very tough outfit at Lahden Kisapuisto and we’ve seen them bag six wins and two draws in eight outings across competitions this term, boasting a rock-solid defense and basing their success on it.

Honka, on the other hand, sit in the mid-table and five points behind the rivals, coming into the match on the back of a great 4-1 win over Ilves. However, they have struggled to put on such displays on the road and this will be more worrying – as Vesa Vasara’s men earned just draws at VPS and TPS and suffered a loss at HJK in their last three trips! They will now want to bounce back and build on home success but it’s fair to say, they’re in for another tough challenge.

FC Lahti vs Honka: Head-to-head

  • The sides have shared the spoils in a goalless draw midway through April.
  • Honka have better overall records with 12 wins, nine draws and eight losses on the record.
  • We’ve seen two or fewer goals in all of the last four head-to-head clashes, which promises another narrow contest on the day.

FC Lahti vs Honka: Predictions

Lahti have been rock-solid at the back, especially in front of the home crowd, and we’ll now back them to build on such performances as we go for a Home win at 2.15. They will be very motivated hoping to break into the Veikkausliiga top 3 once again, which does make this a great value.

We will go for a narrow contest with few goals and we’ll also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.66, which looks a great way to go about the market as both sides enjoy tough defensive displays recently. We’ve seen two or fewer goals in four of the Lahti’s last five outings, which does promise another tough challenge here.

FC Lahti vs Honka Betting Tips

  • Home win @ 2.15
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66.