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IFK Mariehamn will be visiting Lahden Stadion on Friday for the Veikkausliiga tie with home side FC Lahti.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for FC Lahti v IFK Mariehamn (inc. the best betting odds).
FC Lahti, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Veikkausliiga success versus Helsinki IFK.
In that game, FC Lahti had 55% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Lahti was Jasin Assehnoun (77'). HIFK Fotboll had 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
Their more recent scorelines show that things are going according to plan in the FC Lahti backline. Mustat kuhnurit have given the opposition little, seeing the number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their last six games standing at 4. That sort of pattern might not follow through here, though.
Their prior results show that FC Lahti:
- have not been beaten in the league by IFK Mariehamn in their previous 3 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
IFK Mariehamn come into this clash following a 1-3 Veikkausliiga win with the defeat of KTP in their last game.
For IFK Mariehamn, the goalscorers were Robin Buwalda (20'), Vahid Hambo (63') and Kennedy Igboananike (93'). Thomas Agyiri (60') was the scorer for KTP.
The numbers tell their own story, and IFK Mariehamn have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals in all. In defence, Grönvitt have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 07/10/2018 shows that FC Lahti have won 3 of these and IFK Mariehamn 2, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
A total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 for Mustat kuhnurit and 7 belonging to Grönvitt. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Veikkausliiga match day 9 on 30/05/2021 when the final score was IFK Mariehamn 0-3 FC Lahti.
The referee was Antti Munukka.
Team News: FC Lahti
FC Lahti manager Ilir Zeneli doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: IFK Mariehamn
In an otherwise available group of players, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the IFK Mariehamn boss Lukas Syberyjski to be concerned with. Aapo Mäenpää (Surgery) won’t be in action.
In our view, FC Lahti have it within them to get the win and a possible clean sheet when they line up against IFK Mariehamn, who may well struggle getting on the scoresheet.
Our selection here is for a comfortable 2-0 victory for FC Lahti after 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lahden Stadion (14,465)
Captain: Kari Arkivuo
Chairman: Mika Halttunen
Manager: Ilir Zeneli
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 4
🔑 Star Player: Jasin Assehnoun
Mostly playing in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Jasin Assehnoun was born in Tampere, Finland. After making a first senior appearance for FC Lahti in the 2021 season, the dangerous Midfielder has netted 4 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2021 season to date in 9 appearances.