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FC Lahti will be visiting Raatti Stadium on Sunday for the Veikkausliiga game with home team AC Oulu.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for AC Oulu v FC Lahti can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
AC Oulu prepare for this match coming off the back of a 2-2 Veikkausliiga drawn match vs FC Honka.
For AC Oulu, the goalscorers were Rasmus Karjalainen (18') and Lucas Morais (59'). Agon Sadiku (52') and Otso Koskinen (95') scored for FC Honka.
Fixtures involving AC Oulu have often been absorbing ones of late with high scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 games, a total of 21 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 11 of those accredited to AC Oulu.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that AC Oulu:
- are unbeaten in the league by FC Lahti in their previous 4 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against IFK Mariehamn in Veikkausliiga action, FC Lahti will be aiming to make amends here.
Albin Granlund (57') and Muhamed Tehe Olawale (94') scored for IFK Mariehamn.
The numbers tell their own story, and FC Lahti have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals in all. Defensively, FC Lahti certainly have room for improvement. That trend might not follow through into this match, however.
Coming into this clash, FC Lahti remain unbeaten by AC Oulu when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head meetings going back to 12/06/2010 shows us that AC Oulu have won 2 of them & FC Lahti 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
A total of 10 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them from Oulu and 3 belonging to Mustat kuhnurit. That is an average goals per game value of 1.67.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 9 on 22/05/2022 when it ended FC Lahti 0-2 AC Oulu.
The referee was Antti Munukka.
Team News: AC Oulu
The AC Oulu manager Ricardo Duarte has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match with a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: FC Lahti
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, the FC Lahti boss Mikko Mannila has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash.
We believe that FC Lahti will have a tough ask to put one past this AC Oulu team who we think should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore expecting a very even contest with a 1-0 win for AC Oulu at the end of the 90 minutes.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Raatti Stadium (4,392)
Captain: Rafael Rafinha
Chairman: Ville Puukka
Manager: Ricardo Duarte
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 5
⭐ Star Man: Niklas Jokelainen
Mostly taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Niklas Jokelainen was born in Finland. Having made his senior debut playing for Ilves in the 2018 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2022 campaign to date in 14 appearances.