Finland vs Belgium Prediction
Finland takes on a free-scoring Belgium in Saint Petersburg Stadium, Russia on 22 June 2020. The final game for both nations in Group B will be the first time the pair have met competitively since 2007, in just the 12th ever-meeting. Kick-off for Finland vs Belgium is at 21:00, local time.
How Finland Qualified for Euro 2020
Finnish fans travel to Euro 2020 knowing that this tournament will mark the first time their nation has ever qualified for a major tournament. Star striker Teemu Pukki scored 10 goals in 10 appearances, almost single-handedly firing his nation to this summer’s showpiece.
A 3-0 victory in Helsinki against Liechtenstein secured second-place in their qualification group, with runaway leaders Italy finishing 12 points ahead of Finland. With six wins and four defeats (no draws) en route to Euro 2020, the Finns certainly entertained fans and neutrals.
How Belgium Qualified for Euro 2020
Belgium’s route to Euro 2020 saw them dismantle all of their qualifying opponents, finishing with 10 wins out 10 and accumulating 40 goals in the process. To put it into perspective as to just how dominant Roberto Martinez’s side were in qualification just look to their goal difference of +37, in stark contrast to their opponents’ Finland with +6. Top scorers Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard will be hoping to take their international form into this summer and lead the Red Devils to their first ever major tournament trophy.
Finland vs Belgium Stats and Analysis
Finland took their time, but qualifying for Euro 2020 makes them the final Nordic side to make it to a major tournament. The Finns boast an incredible run of remaining unbeaten against the Red Devils since 1968, but this is undoubtedly the most complete and primed for success Belgian side in history, so expectations will weigh heavy. Belgium averaged four goals a game in qualifying, while Finland were averaging 1.6 goals per game. Where this game could be decided is with their respective defensces, Finland conceded 10 in 10, while Belgium shipped just three times during qualification.
Finland vs Belgium Bet
Belgium are 5/1 to win Euro 2020 outright and the gulf in-class is reflected when odds of 150/1 are offered on Finland achieving that remarkable feat. With neither side gaining home advantage in this final Group B match, Finland will be hoping to pull off a result vs Belgium that at the very least sends their fans home wanting more tournament football, after a first taste of it this summer.
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