HJK line up against visiting side FC Lahti at Bolt Arena in the Veikkausliiga clash on Tuesday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the HJK v FC Lahti match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
HJK will play in this fixture following a 1-1 Veikkausliiga drawn match against FC Lahti.
In that match, HJK managed 51% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for HJK was Anthony Olusanya (22'). On the other side, FC Lahti had 5 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Teemu Penninkangas (16') scored for FC Lahti.
HJK haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve totted up the amount of 8 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6.
Going into this one, HJK haven't been beaten in the league by FC Lahti in their last 6 games.
Looking at their form, and FC Lahti have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 10 goals overall. Defensively, FC Lahti certainly have room for improvement. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
Looking at their past form shows that FC Lahti:
- have not registered a win against HJK in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 23/10/2019 shows that HJK have won 3 of these & FC Lahti 0, with the number of draws standing at 3.
A combined total of 15 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them for Klubi and 4 being from Mustat kuhnurit. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The previous league clash between the two was Veikkausliiga match day 7 on 12/05/2022 which ended up with the score at FC Lahti 1-1 HJK.
On that day, FC Lahti had 49% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Teemu Penninkangas (16').
HJK had 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Anthony Olusanya (22') was the scorer.
Team News: HJK
The HJK boss Toni Koskela has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever before this game with a completely injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: FC Lahti
With a completely injury-free squad available to select from, the FC Lahti boss Ilir Zeneli has no fitness worries at all before this match.
We’re thinking that HJK will likely score a couple of goals against FC Lahti, who may well struggle scoring.
We reckon that it will be a decent 2-0 margin for HJK by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bolt Arena (10,770)
Captain: Miro Tenho
Chairman: Olli-Pekka Lyytikäinen
Manager: Toni Koskela
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 1, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Man: Jair
Typically played in the Centre Midfield position, Jair was born in Barra de Santo Antônio, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for HJK in the 2022 season, the accomplished Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2022 campaign to date in 8 appearances.