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Just three places and two points separate HIFK and Lahti ahead of the teams’ clash in the Veikkausliiga on Monday. Read our expert predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our match preview.
HIFK vs Lahti Top Free Betting Tips
Lahti take a seven-match unbeaten streak with them to the Bolt Arena to take on HIFK this week. Here are our top three free predictions for Monday’s Veikkausliiga contest.
- Double Chance
- Lahti to Win or Draw
- Total Goals
- Under 2.5 Goals
- Half Time Result
The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by William Hill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.
Lahti Double Chance
Lahti have been putting plenty of points on the board in recent weeks and the Black Drones haven’t tasted defeat in seven straight Veikkausliiga fixtures. HIFK meanwhile, have dropped points in three of their last four assignments on home soil, and confidence in their ranks will undoubtedly be at a low ebb. Lahti can take full advantage and they look superb value in the double chance market as a result.
Under 2.5 Goals
A toothless looking HIFK have managed to score just a single goal in their last 360 minutes of Finnish top-flight football and each of their last five Veikkausliiga fixtures have produced under 2.5 goals. Lahti have been far from prolific themselves this term, notching just 1.5 times per game on average, so expect a low-scoring tussle at the Bolt Arena. The teams drew 0-0 when they last faced off in June and a similar outcome looks possible this week.
Half-Time Result: Draw
Lahti’s results have been steadily improving as the campaign has progressed, though it’s worth noting that they have yet to establish a first-half lead on the road. Lahti went in all square in three of their four away tests and were trailing at the break in the other. That record makes the half time draw market an appealing price for Monday’s fixture.
HIFK vs Lahti: Match Preview
Spanish coach Joaquín Gómez had plenty to crow about in the opening exchanges of the new Veikkausliiga campaign, however, HIFK’s performances have started to slide more recently. The Reds have slipped down to seventh spot following an underwhelming run of just two wins in six games and their drab 0-0 draw at lowly Mariehamn last time out was the third fixture in a row where HIFK failed to find the net.
A last gasp spot-kick from leading scorer Jasin-Amin Assehnoun earned Lahti three points and an impressive comeback victory against SJK last week – a result that catapulted the Black Drones into contention for a place in the top three. Manager Ilir Zeneli will be targeting further improvement however, especially on the road where Lahti have won only once in four attempts.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for HIFK vs Lahti
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HIFK vs Lahti Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will the match be played at?
Monday’s fixture will be played at the Bolt Arena in Helsinki.
When does this fixture kick-off?
The match will start at 17:30 CET (GMT +1) on July 12.
Who won the last encounter between these teams?
Lahti and HIFK played out an uneventful 0-0 draw when they last faced off on June 23.