Finland vs Russia Football Predictions and Betting Odds
With Finland stunning Denmark and Russia losing to Belgium, the two team will come face to face in their 2nd match of Euro Cup. Finland on Matchday 1 surprised the football fans when they came out on top defeating Denmark 1-0, as Joel Pohjanpalo’s goal gave Markku Kanerva’s side victory in their first ever match at a EURO Cup. The match that was significantly delayed following a serious incident involving the hosts’ Christian Eriksen.
On the other hand, the Russian team lost their opener against a lethal Belgium side 3-0 giving Russia an opening that they did not desire. Russia’s difficulties were exacerbated by the loss of Daler Kuzyaev and Yuri Zhirkov to injuries before the break. Now on Matchday 2 both the teams will look forward either to continue the momentum or to strike back strongly. Going in the match, Finland would be confident side while Russia will be looking not to repeat the result of their opening match.
Russia is predicted to win against Finland in their upcoming clash. The latest Finland vs Russia Football Predictions and Betting Odds have been updated on 14th June.The Finland vs Russia Football Predictions and Betting Odds will be modified on game day.
Finland vs Russia Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Probable Line Up
Finland Probable Lineup: Hradecky; Raitala, Toivio, Arajuuri, O’Shaughnessy, Uronen; Lod, Sparv, Kamara; Pohjanpalo, Pukki
Russia Probable Lineup: Shunin; Fernandes, Semenov, Dzhikiya, Karavaev; Barinov, Ozdoev, Golovin; Zobnin, Cherysev, Dzyuba.
Finland vs Russia Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Defensive and Offensive stats
Pohjanpalo will lead the Finland attack as he did against Denmark. In 84 minutes that he played against Denmark he scored one and only goal of the match. His overall rating in the match was 7.9.
Pukki looked a little out of form against Denmark. He played only 76 minutes and had pass accuracy rate of 60% with 6 accurate passes. He had no shots on targets. He lost 6 duels while winning just 1 duel. His rating was 6.00.
Russia attack will be led Dzyuba. He did not look his regular touch while playing against Belgium. He played 90 minutes without scoring any goal. Pass accuracy rate was 54% with only 13 accurate passes out of total 24 passes he made. He lost 9 duels and won 5 duels. His rating was only 6.00.
Zobnin in the Russian attack is a promising young player and against Belgium he played 63 minutes. His pass accuracy rate was 63%, with 12 accurate passes out of total 19 passes he made. He lost 4 duels while winning 3 duels. His rating was 6.10.
Finland Midfield looked in a good form against Denmark. Against Russia too Uronen is expected to play. Against Denmark he played 90 minutes, expected assists was 0.17, pass accuracy rate was 60%. He had a total of 2 crosses and 1 accurate cross. His rating was 7.8.
Kamara in the Finland midfield was also looking good in last game. He played 90 minutes against Denmark. He had 2 tackles which was the most by any player in that match. Pass accuracy rate was 73% and over all he had 51 touches. His rating was 7.00.
Barinov in the Russian midfield had only played 45 minutes. Pass accuracy rate was 67% with 12 accurate passes out of total 18 passes. He had a total of 24 touches. Lost 3 duels while winning 4 duels. His rating was 6.10.
Finland defense has O’Shaughnessy. Against Denmark he looked in a decent form. He played 90 minutes, pass accurate rate was 70% with 21 accurate passes out of total 30 passes. A total of 7 clearances and 3 headed clearances. His rating was 7.8.
Apart from him they also have service Toivio. Against Denmark he played 90 minutes with a pass accuracy of 64% as he had 16 accurate passes out of a total 25 passes. He had 5 clearances and 1 headed clearance. His rating was 7.3.
The Russian defense was in a mess against Belgium, only Dzhikiya looked in a bit of form. He played 90 minutes and had a pass accuracy rate of 81%. He also had 6 clearances and 1 headed clearance. His rating was 6.6.
Finland vs Russia Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Recent form and Euro Qualifiers
Finland had an average Euro Cup qualifier. In Group J they with 6 wins in 10 games were 2nd in the points table. They lost 4 matches and had 18 points.
Recently Finland Kickstarted their Euro journey with a surprising victory over Denmark with a margin of 1-0. Before the match against Denmark, they were up against Estonia and Sweden for International friendly matches. They lost to Estonia by 0-1 goals and Sweden defeated them by 2-0 goals. They even lost to Switzerland and lost by 3-2 goals in an international friendly match.
Russia had a better record than Finland in Euro Cup qualifiers. They were second in Group I after winning 8 matches out of 10. They lost two matches to Belgium. They had 24 points.
They Euro Cup journey did not start well as they lost to Belgium by 3-0 goals. Prior to Euro Cup clash, they had two international friendly clashes with Bulgaria and Poland respectively. They won against Bulgaria by 1-0 and played a 1-1 goal draw against Poland 1-1.
Finland vs Russia Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Head-to-head
Russia and Finland don’t share a long history of head-to-head encounters. The two teams have played only 4 matches against each other. Russia have dominated the overall head-to-head encounter. They won all the 4 matches against Finland.
Last time the two teams met was back in 2009 World Cup. Russia beat Finland by 3-0 goals. The upcoming match between Russia and Denmark will be after more than a decade.
Finland vs Russia Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner
Despite Finland registering in win in their opening match and Russia losing to Belgium, the Finland vs Russia Football Predictions and Betting Odds have Russia as favorites to win the clash against Finland. Footballpredictions.com predicts Russia to score 2 twice in the match while Finland may fail to win the match and end up finding the nets only once.
Infogol gives Finland only 13% win probability for this match while for Russia, their winning chances stands at 64%. The odds for Finland as Bwin stands at 9/2 and the betting odds for Russia stands at 13/20.