FC Lahti vs Honka
Date: Monday, 3 August 2020
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Lahden Stadion (Lahti)
The home team is currently seventh in the table after 5 rounds. Like most squads in the competition, they have conceded more than what they scored so far. This will most likely hurt them against the second runners up of last season.
The visitors had a good start to the season. Apart from toppers KuPS, they are the only team that has remained unbeaten this year. But they tend to draw most games with four draws coming in 6 games. They need to start converting them to wins if they wish to improve on their third-place finish last season.
FC Lahti vs Honka: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lahti has a two-match winning streak active against this opposition.
- They have three wins and two defeats in five previous meetings with Honka.
- Four of those five matches had fewer than 2.5 goals in total.
- The home side is unbeaten in three previous head to head matches at this ground.
- The visitors won a match at this ground back in July 2013.
- Honka is unbeaten in the last six league games on the trot.
FC Lahti vs Honka: Prediction
In terms of table placement, these two are just separated by three points. Honka is unbeaten this season and I think they can continue that for this match too.
But when we look at their recent head to head games the Black Drones have won both recent competitive fixtures. But they have not won a home match this season. Similarly, the visitors have drawn both their matches on the road so far. So I expect both teams to share points this Monday.
In their three previous meetings at this ground, the home side managed to make their presence felt. So I think they will open their scoring in home matches in this game.
The visitors have given away four goals already and with the losing streak going on here they will be under pressure. Also, the recent defeat in the Cup will be still haunting them. So I am backing both teams to score and the match to be a draw.
FC Lahti vs Honka: Betting Tips
Match to Draw @ 3.30 (23/10).
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).