Our prediction for this Finland Veikkausliiga match:
Tehtaan Kentta will host Saturday’s Veikkausliiga game between Ilves and Lahti. The hosts aim to retain their spot in top six, and the bookies see them as favourites to beat Lahti in front of home fans. Teenage forward Kai Meriluoto, who scored a brace in the draw with Inter Turku, will be one of the men to watch in the home team. Lahti, on the other hand, came from behind to beat lower-league side Atlantis 4-2 in the Finnish Cup.
The visitors now aim to put an end to their four-game winless run in the national championship, but beating Ilves on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Tehtaan Kentta, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. Nigeria forward Charles Geoffrey Chinedu should be recalled to Lahti’s starting XI after scoring a brace against Atlantis.