FC Lahti vs Ilves prediction 29.06.2024

FC Lahti

FC Lahti

2 - 2

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FC Ilves

FC Ilves

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6.25

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  • Competition: Veikkausliga
  • Date: 29th June 2024
  • Kickoff: 17:00 UTC +1 / 18:00 CEST 
  • Venue: Lahti Stadium

Lahti will be looking to keep alive their hopes of extending their stay in the Finnish top flight when they play host to IIves on Saturday evening.

The hosts have made finishing in the bottom in Veikkausliga a tradition in recent years. After finishing ninth last season, Toni Lindberg’s side narrowly escaped relegation and that is not a situation they will want to be in at the end of the current campaign.

Ilves had perhaps a poorer season in 2023. The visitors finished in the bottom three after accumulating only four points from 22 games. However, they have turned things around this season. Joonas Rantanen's side head into this weekend's game with just one defeat from their last ten league games and have thus worked their way up to fourth place in the table.

FC Lahti vs Ilves Betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals

One of the major reasons Lahti are struggling is their inability to defend. The Black Drones are without a clean sheet in their last eight matches and shipped at least two goals in each of the last seven. All their last four matches produced more than two goals.

IIves can’t also boast a good defence, with the visitors managing to finish just one of their last six matches without conceding. Each of their last two matches ended with at least four goals and I fancy Saturday’s game to end similarly.

Another reason to expect goals is the fact that recent meetings between Lahti and IIves were very entertaining. Three of the last four ended with more than three goals, with both sides recording one win each and two draws.

  • Best Tip: Over 2.5 goals
  • FC Lahti vs Ilves prediction: 2-2

FC Lahti vs FC Ilves Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. FC Ilves

    0 : 0

    FC Lahti

    Veikkausliiga

  2. FC Lahti

    1 : 5

    FC Ilves

    Veikkausliiga

  3. FC Lahti

    3 : 2

    FC Ilves

    Veikkausliiga

  4. FC Ilves

    2 : 2

    FC Lahti

    Veikkausliiga

  5. FC Ilves

    1 : 0

    FC Lahti

    Veikkausliiga

FC Lahti

FC Lahti team news

After his side came from two goals down to earn a draw with Gnistan in the last league encounter, head coach Toni Lindberg is unlikely to make alterations to his starting eleven.

Luke Ivanovic, Michael López and Colin Odutayo - who have eight league goals between them so far this season - are expected to keep their place in the starting eleven, while Julius Tauriainen will be the man to watch in the middle of the park.

Last matches of FC Lahti

  1. KPV

    2 : 1

    FC Lahti

    Finland Cup

  2. FC Lahti

    3 : 3

    Gnistan

    Veikkausliiga

  3. EPS

    4 : 4

    FC Lahti

    Finland Cup

  4. AC Oulu

    2 : 2

    FC Lahti

    Veikkausliiga

  5. FC Lahti

    0 : 2

    Inter Turku

    Veikkausliiga

FC Lahti lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 31

    Osku Maukonen

Defenders

  • 29

    Akseli Puukko

  • 21

    Matias Vainionpää

  • 4

    Mikko Viitikko

  • 26

    Pablo Andrade

Midfielders

  • 16

    Julius Tauriainen

  • 10

    Eemeli Virta

  • 11

    Otso Koskinen

Forwards

  • 15

    Luke Ivanovic

  • 9

    Michael López

  • 7

    Colin Odutayo

FC Ilves

Ilves team news

Felipe Aspegren will be unavailable to IIves head coach Joonas Rantanen this weekend due to injury.

Aspegren lasted only 20 minutes in the draw with SJK last time out before being taken off due to injury and is not expected to return to action anytime soon.

Santeri Haarala is expected to keep his place in the final third despite his penalty miss in the aforementioned game, but Jere Riissanen could come in for the injured Felipe Aspegren.

Last matches of FC Ilves

  1. FC Ilves

    2 : 2

    SJK

    Veikkausliiga

  2. FC Ilves

    2 : 4

    SJK

    Finland Cup

  3. Inter Turku

    0 : 2

    FC Ilves

    Veikkausliiga

  4. VPS Vaasa

    1 : 1

    FC Ilves

    Veikkausliiga

  5. FC Ilves

    1 : 2

    KuPS

    Veikkausliiga

FC Ilves lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Otso Virtanen

Defenders

  • 27

    Jere Riissanen

  • 16

    Tatu Miettunen

  • 22

    Aapo Mäenpää

Midfielders

  • 19

    Oiva Jukkola

  • 14

    Anton Popovitch

  • 6

    Doni Arifi

  • 3

    Jorginho

Forwards

  • 29

    Santeri Haarala

  • 7

    Joona Veteli

  • 17

    Marius Söderbäck

Three reasons we expect over 2.5 goals

  1. Five of the last eight games of IIves ended with over 2.5 goals.
  2. Six of the last seven games of Lahti produced at least three goals.
  3. Three of the last four meetings between Lahti and IIves ended with over 2.5 goals.

Main prediction FC Lahti - FC Ilves

Over 2.5 goals

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58% winrate

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1 wins in a row

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FC Lahti vs Ilves - FAQ

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You can watch Saturday’s Veikkausliga clash between Lahti and IIves on Sofascore.

? What’s the average number of corner kicks Lahti have won in league home matches this season?

6.17

? What’s the average number of yellow cards IIves have received in Veikkausliga away games this season?

2.50