Finland vs Russia Betting Tips, H2H & Match Prediction for Euro Cup 2020
Round 2 of Group Stage starts from today and first match is a fixture between Finland and Russia from Group B. The match will happen at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia. Action for this match will begin at 06:30PM IST on June 16th.
Finland vs Russia Head to Head
Record of only 2 previous meetings are available as these teams have not faced each other many times. Those matches happened a decade ago at the World Cup Qualification stage in which Russia emerged as the winner in both of those matches, scoring 3 goals each in both the matches.
Finland’s Form: WLLLD
Finland are not in good form but they won their first match of this Euro Cup against Denmark. The match was halted as Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch, but currently he is fine. The match resumed after few hours with few minutes from 1st half and 2nd half to play, with Finland emerging as the winners.
Russia’s Form: LWDLW
The Russians lost to Belgium in their opening match by 3-0. But they are not a weak team as they can beat even the big teams like they knocked out Spain in the World Cup 2018. This will be a must win match for them otherwise they will be out of the tournament.
Team News and Expected Lineups
Finland’s Team News:
No injury concerns for Finland, everybody is fit to play. Pohjanpalo the scorer of the previous game will retain his place in the starting XI.
Expected FIN XI:
GK: Hradecky DEF: Toivio, Arajuuri, O’Shaughnessy MID: Raitala, Kamara, Sparv, Lod, Uronen ST: Pukki, Pohjanpalo
Russia’s Team News:
Yuri Zhirkov got injured in the match against Belgium and will miss the remainder of the tournament. Andrey Mostovoy tested positive for COVID and Daler Kuzyaev also got injured in that match, they both will also not feature in today’s match.
Expected RUS XI:
GK: Shunin DEF: Dzhikiya, Semenov, Diveev MID: Karavaev, Ozdoev, Zobnin, Fernandes ATT: Golovin, Miranchuk ST: Dzyuba
FIN vs RUS betting tips and prediction
Finland have won their opening match, so they are at an advantage here. Even if they get a draw as a result it would be good for them but for Russia a win is a must otherwise they will have to go home.