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TPS Turku are the guests at Lahden Stadion on Thursday for the Veikkausliiga clash with hosts FC Lahti.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for FC Lahti v TPS Turku are shown below including the latest game odds.
FC Lahti will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 1-2 Veikkausliiga loss in their previous game against KuPS.
The only scorer from FC Lahti was Altin Zeqiri (9'). Urho Nissilä (61') and Ville Saxman (90') scored for KuPS.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 6 of the last 6 fixtures where FC Lahti have taken part. Their opponents scored 11 times in this period while Mustat kuhnurit managed a tally of 11. Such a trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this match, however.
Pre-game facts show that FC Lahti:
- are unbeaten in their last 6 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
In their last game, TPS Turku drew 1-1 in the Veikkausliiga tie with IFK Mariehamn.
Dmytro Bilonoh (68') scored for IFK Mariehamn.
In the course of their 6 latest matches, Jonatan Johannson's TPS Turku have found the back of the net a total of 6 times, yielding them the goals per game average of 1.
Coming into this contest, TPS Turku are without a win away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 04/06/2014 shows us that FC Lahti have won 4 of these games and TPS Turku 1, with the number of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 21 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 12 from Mustat kuhnurit and 9 created by Tepsi. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The previous league contest between the two was Veikkausliiga match day 5 on 25/07/2020 and the score finished TPS Turku 1-3 FC Lahti.
The referee was Antti Munukka.
Team News: FC Lahti
FC Lahti manager Ilir Zeneli will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match thanks to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: TPS Turku
Thanks to a completely injury-free group to pick from, TPS Turku manager Jonatan Johannson doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
We’re inclined to think that TPS Turku have enough to break down this FC Lahti team, although that realistically won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 advantage for FC Lahti at full-time. Definitely a tough 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
Normally played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Jasin-Amin Assehnoun was born in Finland. Having played his first senior match for FC Lahti in the 2020 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has got 6 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 13 appearances.