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The Veikkausliiga clash at Lahden Stadion on Sunday sees home side FC Lahti facing opposition in the form of KTP.
All FC Lahti v KTP game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
FC Lahti will be looking for an improved result here following a 4-1 Veikkausliiga loss in their previous game against SJK.
In that game, FC Lahti managed 60% possession and 3 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for FC Lahti was Macoumba Kandji (57'). SJK had 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Ariel Ngueukam (19', 22'), Nikko Boxall (30') and Denys Oliynyk (75') scored for SJK.
FC Lahti have really struggled up front in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 versus opposition teams during their previous six matches. In those meetings, FC Lahti have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 8. Previous results aside, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend shall persist in this match or not.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against IFK Mariehamn in Veikkausliiga competition, KTP will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, KTP managed 50% possession and 10 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For KTP, the goals were scored by Aleksi Tarvonen (14') and Antti Mäkijärvi (15'). At the other end, IFK Mariehamn got 14 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Vahid Hambo (2', 4', 9') and Muhamed Tehe Olawale (93') scored for IFK Mariehamn.
Illustrating their predisposition for high-scoring encounters, goals have been celebrated 21 times in the previous six games in which KTP have taken to the field, making it an average of 3.5 goals for each meeting. Opposing teams have managed 15 of these goals.
Head to head
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 4 on 22/09/2021 which finished with the scoreline of KTP 1-2 FC Lahti.
In that game, KTP managed 46% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was David Ramadingaye (33').
FC Lahti got 2 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Arlind Sejdiu (12') and Altin Zeqiri (14') scored.
The referee was Antti Munukka.
Team News: FC Lahti
The FC Lahti boss Ilir Zeneli doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash owing to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: KTP
With a fully healthy squad to choose from, the KTP manager Teemu Kankkunen doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match.
It looks to us that FC Lahti will probably see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
Conversely, KTP could well struggle to break down their defence but we can see them being dangerous at times.
We’re predicting a 3-1 winning margin for FC Lahti at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 7
🔑 Star Man: Geoffrey Chinedu
Mostly played in the Striker position, Geoffrey Chinedu was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Having played his first senior match for FC Lahti in the 2021 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2021 campaign to date in 22 appearances.