A dramatic but a morale boosting win for PS Kemi last weekend over KuPS Kuopio was enough to help the Kings off the foot of the Veikkausliiga, but they now have to put that increased confidence to good use as they welcome an in form FC Lahti to Sauvosaaren Urheilupuisto. Unfortunately for the hosts, we think their task is a little too large this weekend and we are tipping the hosts to suffer another defeat this season.
The Kings have had a pretty poor start to the campaign and their 10 matches so far this season has seen them manage to put just seven points on the board. It is not as if the hosts can take any comfort from the fact that they are playing on home soil either as in their five matches in front of their own fans so far they have lost four and drew the other one.
The visitors, on the other hand, are flying pretty high in the division and although they are already nine points behind the leaders, they have two games in hand over HJK Helsinki in top spot. Winning the league for the first time in their history is still a long way off FC Lahti’s radar, but if they are to keep their challenge up then they will have to see off the sides who sit towards the foot of the division.
Given that we are pretty confident of an away win, we also think that there is further opportunity for profit in this fixture. The hosts are frequently on the wrong end of a defeat but they often manage to find themselves on the score sheet.
An impressive 70% of their fixtures have finished with both teams scoring this so far this season, a stat which is only slightly ahead of the visitors who have seen 60% of their away matches also finish up this way. With this in mind, we think combining our initial tip of an away win with both teams to score is an excellent way to boost the potential return if you are willing to trade it off with the increased risk.
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Lahti have the better of the head to head between these two sides with a record of five wins, one draw and two defeats. The sides last met in a 1-0 PS Kemi win last August.