FC Haka line up against visiting club FC Lahti at Tehtaan kenttä in this Veikkausliiga fixture on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for FC Haka v FC Lahti can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
FC Haka will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 2-1 Veikkausliiga defeat in their last game at the hands of IFK Mariehamn.
In that match, FC Haka had 52% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for FC Haka was Maissa Fall (35'). For their opponents, IFK Mariehamn had 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Albin Granlund (5') and Ariel Ngueukam (50') scored for IFK Mariehamn.
FC Haka haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They’ve claimed a sum of 9 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 8.
A look at their previous results shows us that FC Haka:
- have left without a victory over FC Lahti in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 12 league matches at home. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
FC Lahti come into this meeting following on from a 2-1 Veikkausliiga win vs AC Oulu in their last game.
For FC Lahti, the scorers were Bubacar Djaló (29') and Kreković (48'). Yann Affi (84') was the scorer for AC Oulu.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games involving FC Lahti, at least three goals have been hit. The average goals scored per game in that spell is 3.17, with the average number of goals for FC Lahti working out to 1.5. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Pre-game facts show that FC Lahti:
- have left without a victory over FC Haka in away games against them for the last 5 league games. Not the best of away records.
- remain unbeaten by FC Haka when they have played them away from home in the previous 7 matches in the league. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 13/08/2021 shows us that FC Haka have won 2 of them and FC Lahti 1, with the number of drawn games being 3.
An aggregate of 10 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 of them for Haka and 4 created by Mustat kuhnurit. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
The previous league game between the two was Veikkausliiga match day 17 on 30/07/2023 when the final score was FC Haka 1-1 FC Lahti.
The match was refereed by Ville Nevalainen.
Team News: FC Haka
The FC Haka manager Teemu Tainio has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
In all likelihood, FC Haka may well kick off with a 4-3-3 formation in the match, handing starts to Peter Abrahamsson, Tomas Totland, Aiham Ousou, Even Hovland, Simon Sandberg, Mikkel Rygaard, Samuel Gustafson, Simon Gustafson, Amor Layouni, Edward Chilufya and Momodou Lamin Sonko.
Team News: FC Lahti
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there’s just the lone fitness issue for the FC Lahti manager Toni Lindberg to be concerned with. Lassi Järvenpää (Leg Injury) won’t be playing here.
It’s our belief that Mustat kuhnurit could decide to begin the game with a 4-4-2 lineup using Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Mads Thychosen, Alexander Milosevic, S. Papagiannopoulos, Erick Otieno, Rui Modesto, Anton Salétros, Abdihakin Ali, Bersant Celina, Ioannis Pittas and Dino Besirovic.
Here is a game where FC Lahti could well find it tough to put one past this FC Haka side who should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
That’s why we have predicted a good battle with a 1-0 victory for FC Haka at the end of the 90 minutes.
A close call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tehtaan kenttä (3,516)
Captain: Niklas Friberg
Chairman: Marko Laaksonen
Manager: Teemu Tainio
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 9
⭐ Star Player: Maissa Fall
Normally taking to the field in the position, Maissa Fall was born in Dakar, Senegal. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Haka in the 2023 season, the talented Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Veikkausliiga 2023 season so far in 8 appearances.