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Lahti vs Hafnarfjordur Prediction & Betting tips
FC Lahti and FH meet at Lahden Stadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (1st Qualifying Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since FC Lahti presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of taking advantage of the home advantage to achieve a positive result. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home defeat with Inter Turku by (1-2). In the last 10 home matches FC Lahti has won 6, tied 3 and lost 1. The team allowed goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack He has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.
The Lahti reaches this stage of the Europa League after having finished in the fourth position of the Finnish championship of 2017. In the previous season, this club did not mark presence in any European competition. Normally coach Toni Korkeakunnas plays at 4-2-3-1, with Henri Anier being the most offensive reference of the home team. The player mentioned above is the best Lahti marker in the current Finnish championship, with 4 goals scored. Without great absences to register, the local team must act in maximum strength in this first game.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor. against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for Úrvalsdeild, they beat Grindavík at home by (2-1). In the last 10 away matches FH has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they only got 1 comeback in the 6 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
The whole of the FH Hafnarfjördur reaches this stage of the Europa League, fruit of the conquest of the third position of the Icelandic Championship. In the previous season, the Icelanders were present in the Champions League qualifiers, but were expelled by Maribor. In this first leg against Lahti, coach Ólafur Helgi Kristjánsson must play in the usual 4-2-3-1, privileging possession of the ball and paused attacks by the flanks. The Scottish Steven Lennon is the best marker of the team of FH Hafnarfjördur in the current championship, with 5 goals scored. There are no absences of weight for this game.