Our prediction for this Finland Veikkausliiga match:
Lahden Stadion will host Friday’s Veikkausliiga game between Lahti and Ilves, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Lahti do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team losing each of their last three league fixtures, and they must be low on spirits ahead of the visit of Ilves. Given their shaky defence, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the underdogs.
Forward Berat Kose is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in a 3-1 loss to SJK at the weekend. Ilves, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Helsinki. Considering that Toni Kallio’s men will not have a better chance than this to get back on course, we predict that the visitors will emerge triumphant in Friday’s clash.