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FC Lahti play host to visiting opponents KuPS at Lahden Stadion in the Veikkausliiga fixture on Monday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the FC Lahti v KuPS game (including the best match odds).
FC Lahti will play in this match following on from a 2-2 Veikkausliiga drawn result against IFK Mariehamn.
For FC Lahti, the goalscorers were Mikko Kuningas (26') and Vahid Hambo (55'). Albion Ademi (61', 71') scored for IFK Mariehamn.
Matches featuring FC Lahti have proved to be lively affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past six clashes, a total of 24 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 13 of those coming from Mustat kuhnurit.
Pre-game facts show that FC Lahti:
- haven't beaten KuPS in their previous 4 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 5 home league matches.
KuPS will go into this game following on from a 3-0 Veikkausliiga win versus RoPS in their previous game.
For KuPS, the goals were scored by Usman Sale (33') and Aniekpeno Udoh (85').
The stats tell the story, and KuPS have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals in all. Defensively, Keltamusta seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. That aside, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend will be maintained in this match or not.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that KuPS:
- haven't beaten FC Lahti when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 10 away league matches. They've been so good on the road.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 29/04/2018 shows that FC Lahti have won 1 of them & KuPS 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
A combined total of 21 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 7 for Mustat kuhnurit and 14 created by Keltamusta. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was Veikkausliiga match day 5 on 22/07/2020 which finished with the scoreline of KuPS 3-0 FC Lahti.
The match was refereed by Jani Laaksonen.
Team News: FC Lahti
FC Lahti boss Ilir Zeneli will be grateful to have no fitness concerns at all before this clash with a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: KuPS
Owing to a completely healthy group available to select from, KuPS boss Arne Erlandsen does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
Here is a game where FC Lahti will have to perform well to score against this KuPS outfit who we think will likely manage to score & go ahead.
Our tip is therefore for a very even contest with a 0-1 winning margin for KuPS at the end of the 90.
A close call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lahden Stadion (14,465)
Captain: Kari Arkivuo
Chairman: Mika Halttunen
Manager: Ilir Zeneli
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 7
⭐ Key Player: Jasin-Amin Assehnoun
Regularly used in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Jasin-Amin Assehnoun was born in Finland. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Lahti in the 2020 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored a sum of 6 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2020 season so far in 12 appearances.