VPS Vaasa and FC Lahti face in Elisa Stadion, in a match for the 2nd round of Veikkausliiga. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 8 matches won 4, drew 2 and lost 2. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, in 20‑ 07-2019, for Veikkausliiga, the two teams drew for (1‑1). S. Sillah (5 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for VPS Vaasa, and P. Lampinen (45′), for FC Lahti. FC Lahti presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
VPS Vaasa :
The home team arrives on this 2nd day after a draw in its premiere in the league, against Seinäjoen JK, for (1‑1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 1 win, 7 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 11 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in his stadium, with 19 goals scored and 24 suffered. In their last 10 home games for the championship VPS Vaasa won 2, drew 4 and lost 4, so he won 10 points in 30 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 1-0 (4 in 11 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of their last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 23 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 13 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The VPS comes to this match after a 1×1 draw away from home with the SJK. The home team chooses to play in a 4-3-3, in which the most advanced players are: Ebwelle, Sarr and Sillah. Despite being at home, the VPS is expected to adopt a more defensive stance, to avoid suffering the first goal. Strandvall Voutilainen and Lahde can act in the most central area of the field, the latter being responsible for leading the attacks of his team. Coach Christian Sund must have all the players available for this match.
The visiting team arrives on this 2nd day after a victory in its premiere in the league, against RoPS Rovaniemi by (3‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. For the championship, FC Lahti conquered 8 points in 30 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (4 in 11 games). In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of their last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 23 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 13 times and never got the comeback. In the last 11 home games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 3 of his 6 goals between the minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘).
Lahti arrives at this motivated match, after a 3-0 victory at home against RoPS: Amione, Virta and Jantti scored the victory goals. The visiting team usually plays in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are: Assehnoun, Tornros and Amione. In the most central area of the court, Klinga, Virta and Currais may act. The latter is responsible for conducting the attacks of his team. Coach Sami Ristila must have all the players available for this match.