FC Lahti vs RoPS
Finland – Veikkausliiga
Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Lahden Stadion (Lahti).
Lahti has a game in hand, and if they are to employ well the home advantage for this next fixture, they could find themselves in the top-most tier, when proceedings are over this Tuesday.
They are prepared well for the opportunity too. The last day the team recorded an inspiring and tough win on the road, against Mariehamn. The game was extremely ill-tempered, especially from the home team’s side. They alone conceded six yellow cards and a red.
Kudos to the Lahti players though, for playing through the nerves to record an injury-time winner, in the 90+4th minute to take the three points.
RoPS, meanwhile, was on the receiving end the other day, in almost similar circumstances. They had the home advantage but failed to make use of it, and unfortunately conceded a late goal, to lose the tie.
FC Lahti vs RoPS Head-to-head (h2h)
- 10 of the last 13 wins went to RoPS.
- Three of the last five matches had goals from both teams.
- Seven of the last eight meetings at this venue had the same stat to show.
- The last Lahti won at home was back in 2014.
FC Lahti vs RoPS Prediction
RoPS may be going through a dry spell, but they have always been a top performer against this opponent. They registered an astonishing ten of the last thirteen h2h wins, and have been unbeaten at this venue in the last five years. They have also scored two or more goals in two of the last three h2h encounters and even registered the last six such wins in a row.
Even impressive for RoPS is the fact that Lahti has won only once against them, in the last decade in front of their home crowd. Moreover, RoPS really needs a win right now, and by all means, we can expect them to ride high on the confidence of their superior h2h stats and put forth a good performance.
But do take into account the home advantage of Lahti and their recent form. They are also high in spirits after their injury-time winner on the road the last day. Finally, three of the last five h2h ties and seven of the last eight at this venue had goals from both teams.
As such, expect either to get on the scoresheet this match-day too.
FC Lahti vs RoPS Betting Tips
Double Chance: RoPS or Draw @ 1.67 (2/3)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.20 (6/5).