Group B of the 2020 European Championship features Denmark, Belgium, Russia, and Finland, but only the last two of them are covered by our Finland vs Russia predictions. It is worth mentioning, that before the draw Finns had the option of either playing in this group or in Group A, with both being tough prospects for a nation who will be playing in their first major international tournament.
The match between Finland and Russia will be in the second round of matches in this group so teams will already have an idea of what they need to qualify from their remaining 2 games. The pressure could be on Russia who played Belgium in their first match and they are the outsiders to win that game. Finland will have already played Denmark and the same applies for them so this has the makings of being a very important match for both teams. The odds have Russia at 1.80 and Finland at 5.50 to win.
The game will be played on the 16th of June at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg. This hands Russia an advantage as they will be playing the match at home. There are sure to be plenty of Finland fans trying to get their hands on tickets for this game but expect majority of the crowd to be cheering on the Russian team. Read on to find out more about this game in our Finland vs Russia betting tips and for the latest Russia vs Finland betting odds .
There is no doubt that Russia will come into this match as the favourites to take maximum points regardless of what has happened in the first round of games in this group. They are the nation which has the advantage in terms of venue and experience of playing in a major international competition. Russia recently hosted the World Cup and not only progressed from their group but also defeated Spain in the round of 16 on their way to the quarter-final.
This group is going to be tough. Finland have qualified for the EURO with ease, which says a lot about the team's abilities. They are a solid team and it will require much effort to beat them. - Stanislav Cherchesov before the tournament, UEFA official website
Having failed to qualify from the group stage at the previous two European Championship finals, Russia will be keen to avoid elimination at the same stage in 2020 and this will be seen as a must win game. With a tough match against Denmark still to come, Russia know they cannot afford to slip up against Finland if they want to avoid an early exit from the tournament.
Since 1995, Russia have played Finland 4 times and have come out on top on every occasion. The bookmakers believe they have what it takes to make it 5 wins from 5 games. At the time of writing this article the Finland vs Russia odds have the latter as clear favourites to win the game. Continue below for more Finland vs Russia betting tips and predictions as we take a look at the chances of the Finnish team.
2. Finland vs Russia Outsiders
This tournament is a big occasion for the Finland football team as they participate in their 1st European Championship. They did very well to come through a qualifying group which included Italy, Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Finland have a striker in Teemu Pukki who is capable of scoring goals against the best teams as proven during his time in the Premier League for Norwich City.
However, the defence will play a big role in determining whether Finland can compete against Russia in this game. Finland have struggled in previous meetings against Russia and have lost each of their last 4 games including some heavy defeats. They failed to defeat any of the 3 nations listed above during qualification away from home and suffered a 4-1 defeat in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Considering Finland are essentially the away team for this match, their away form during qualification is a cause for concern. The betting odds for Finland vs Russia betting odds have the Finnish side as clear underdogs. We have more Russia vs Finland betting predictions below as well as information about where to watch Finland vs Russia.
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One thing Finland managed to do in all but one of their games in qualification was to keep themselves in the match for as long as possible. Only once in their last 9 competitive games have a Finland lost by more than a single goal margin and this suggests they have what it takes to make things tough for Russia in this match.
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