Lahti - Elfsborg
pick: away win
odds: 1.80 coral; 1.73 Pinnacle
Lahti have been quite poor in attacking plan this campaign, actually they failed to score in last 4 games in Veikkausliga. They are in a really bad spot, close to relegation zone. Also, it it a problem for coach to choose best line up because many players are underperforming.
Elfsborg have been really great up fornt in Allsvenskaen, scoring an average of 2 goals per game. Few days ago they plaeyd a friendly against Halmstadt, drawing 1-1.
Despite rise in the odds, I prefer not to force stakes here because ELfsborg play much different on grass. Also, Lahti is better than result suggest.
For nearly a decade ELfsborg has been a top club in Sweden and has huge experience in this competition, last year were eliminated after 2-2 against Rio Ave in the last qualifying round and in 2013 played in the group stages.
Still, Elfsborg have incredible attack with many players who can score. Given difference between the two leagues, I believe they can score 2-3 here without a problem. Fair odds around 1.50 for away win imo.
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