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KTP will visit Lahden Stadion on Friday for the Veikkausliiga fixture with home side FC Lahti.
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FC Lahti will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 3-2 Veikkausliiga victory over Ilves.
For FC Lahti, the scorers were Anouar El Moukhantir (58', 67') and Bubacar Djaló (63'). Djair Parfitt-Williams (14') and Méry Traoré (84') scored for Ilves.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that FC Lahti haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that FC Lahti have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 9 goals along the way.
Since a losing effort in their last game against FC Honka in Veikkausliiga action, KTP and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, KTP managed 45% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for KTP was Mika (13'). On the other side, Honka got 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Roman Eremenko (55') and Nasiru Banahene (71') scored for FC Honka.
Indicating their predisposition for action-packed matches, we’ve had goals 21 times in the previous six games in which KTP have taken to the field, making it an average of 3.5 goals per fixture. Their opponents have hit 14 from this total. Such a trend might not be sustained into this match, however.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings dating back to 10/09/2015 tells us that FC Lahti have won 4 of these games & KTP 1, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A combined sum of 16 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 for Mustat kuhnurit and 6 netted by KTP. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league match between the two was Veikkausliiga match day 13 on 27/06/2023 when it finished KTP 2-0 FC Lahti.
The referee was Oliver Reitala.
Team News: FC Lahti
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the FC Lahti boss Mikko Mannila to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Lassi Järvenpää (Leg Injury) won’t play.
Team News: KTP
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the KTP manager Juha Malinen has zero fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
We’re envisaging that KTP may not find it easy to register a score against this FC Lahti team who we think might well just have the edge.
Our tip is therefore for a good tussle with a 1-0 winning margin for FC Lahti at the end of the 90 minutes.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lahden Stadion (14,465)
Captain: Juho Pirttijoki
Chairman: Mika Halttunen
Manager: Mikko Mannila
Competitions: Veikkausliiga position 9
⭐ Key Man: Anouar El Moukhantir
Mostly playing in the Right Wing position, Anouar El Moukhantir was born in Germany. After making a first senior appearance for Austria Wien Amateure in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Forward has scored 3 league goals in this Veikkausliiga 2023 campaign so far from a total of 4 appearances.