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The Veikkausliiga game at OmaSP Stadion on Wednesday sees home team SJK playing FC Lahti.
All SJK v FC Lahti game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
SJK, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Veikkausliiga victory vs FC Inter Turku.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where SJK have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that SJK have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 8 goals during that time. Even so, it remains to be seen whether that trend might be replicated in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, SJK:
- have not been beaten in the league by FC Lahti in their last 2 matches.
- have not won against FC Lahti in their previous 5 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
In their previous fixture, FC Lahti drew 1-1 in the Veikkausliiga match with TPS Turku.
The only player to score from FC Lahti was Mikko Viitikko (83'). Santeri Haarala (46') was the scorer for TPS Turku.
FC Lahti have been a threat going forward in their most recent fixtures, scoring 9 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Mustat kuhnurit have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same outings.
Analysis of their past results shows that FC Lahti:
- remain undefeated by SJK when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 04/07/2018, there has been little to separate the clubs with SJK winning 1 of those games, FC Lahti 1 and 4 being drawn in regulation time.
Goals were few and far between in those games, too, with a sum of 5 scored between them combined.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Veikkausliiga match day 2 on 08/07/2020 which finished with the scoreline of FC Lahti 0-0 SJK.
The match was refereed by Ville Nevalainen.
Team News: SJK
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just a single fitness concern for the SJK manager Jani Honkavaara to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group of players. Samba Benga (Ankle Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: FC Lahti
In an otherwise full-strength group of players, there is only the sole fitness issue for the FC Lahti manager Ilir Zeneli to contend with. Tim Martinen (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be playing here.
We’re envisaging that FC Lahti will have their work cut out to score goals against this SJK team who we think might well score at least once to gain the upper hand.
Our tip is therefore for a good tussle with a 1-0 winning score for SJK at the end of this one.
Should be an interesting one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: OmaSP Stadion (5,817)
Captain: Mehmet Hetemaj
Chairman: Raimo Sarajärvi
Manager: Jani Honkavaara
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 9
⭐ Star Player: Emmanuel Ledesma
Regularly taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Emmanuel Ledesma was born in Quilmes, Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for Queens Park Rangers in the 2008 - 2009 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2020 campaign to date from a total of 4 appearances.