FC Lahti vs Rovaniemi
Date: Sunday, 16th July 2017
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Lahden Stadion.
With a 1-0 narrow win against PS Kemi, FC Lahti made it three wins on the bounce and made a giant leap in the Finnish Veikkausliiga table with their recent form. They moved upto third in the standings on the back of a 9 games unbeaten run which includes 4 wins and 5 draws. They also kept an impressive 6 clean sheets during the period.
In a season where teams had struggled to get results at home, Lahti are and exception. They lost just once at their home turf and accumulate 13 points from their 8 games so far, making them the fourth best home team in the league.
Rovaniemi RoPs are indulged in relegation battle since the start of the season. They earned a 2-2 draw against fellow relegation candidates HIFK last week and extend the unbeaten run to three games. A win and 2 draws during the period helped them move 2 place above the relegation zone and extend the gap with the bottom 2 teams to 7 points.
However, Rovaniemi have a poor away record this season. There has been only 1 win 7 road trips so far, drew 1 and lost 5. Also, they have scored just twice in the last five road trips.
Lahti vs Rovaniemi: Head-to-head
A 1-0 win earlier this season stretched Rovaniemi’s unbeaten run over Lahti to five games, 4 wins and 1 draw. Lahti managed just 2 goals during the period and conceded 10.
Also at home, Lahti lost four on the trot to Rovaniemi. Both teams have scored and there were over 2.5 goals in all those four matches. There were 18 goals scored in the process, out of which 12 goals are netted by RoPS.
Lahti vs Rovaniemi: Prediction
Lahti are on a better form, but RoPS have gained some momentum after avoiding defeats in three consecutive games. Moreover, the wins from last four visits to this stadium could work as a confidence booster for the away side. Therefore, this is could be close battle and Rovaniemi might have got what it takes to avoid a defeat at the Lahden Stadion.
Lahti vs Rovaniemi: Bet Tips
BTTS and Over 2.5 goals for 2.87 odds.
Double Chance – Draw or RoPS for 2.43 odds with Unibet.