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AC Oulu will visit Lahden Stadion on Saturday for the Veikkausliiga meeting with home team FC Lahti.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for FC Lahti v AC Oulu, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
FC Lahti will be hoping to bounce back here after the 1-0 Veikkausliiga defeat last time out to Ilves.
In that match, FC Lahti managed 61% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 0 on target. On the other side, Ilves had 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Tuomas Ollila (18') was the scorer for Ilves.
It has not been often in recent games that FC Lahti haven’t conceded. In fact, FC Lahti have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 7 goals on the way. We will have to find out if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, FC Lahti:
- have not been beaten in the league by AC Oulu in their last 2 games.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Since a loss in their previous game against Helsinki IFK in Veikkausliiga action, AC Oulu and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only player to score from AC Oulu was Samu Alanko (9'). Keaton Isaksson (22', 36') and Jusif Ali (39') scored for Helsinki IFK.
For 5 of the previous 6 games featuring AC Oulu, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game in that period is just 1.83, with the average goals for Oulu standing at 1.
Head to head
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 21 on 28/08/2021 when it ended AC Oulu 1-1 FC Lahti.
The match was refereed by Joni Hyytia.
Team News: FC Lahti
The FC Lahti manager Ilir Zeneli will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all before this clash thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: AC Oulu
In an otherwise healthy squad, there is only the one fitness issue for the AC Oulu boss Jyrki Ahola to be concerned about. Dennis Salanovic (Hamstring Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re of the view that FC Lahti will most probably convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the same time, AC Oulu will not find it easy getting on the scoresheet but we do fancy them getting enough chances to score, too.
Our tip is for a comfortable 3-1 winning margin for FC Lahti at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lahden Stadion (14,465)
Captain: Kari Arkivuo
Chairman: Mika Halttunen
Manager: Ilir Zeneli
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 6
🔑 Key Player: Macoumba Kandji
Regularly used in the Striker position, Macoumba Kandji was born in Kaolack, Senegal. After having played his first senior match for New York Red Bulls in the 2008 season, the talented Forward has hit 4 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 18 appearances.