January 4, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>While the Red Devils may rest players after already qualifying for the last-16, Al Hain-Cole still expects them to ease past Kanerva’s men in Russia
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Finland will be hoping to pull off an upset when they take on Belgium in their final Euro 2020 group game in Saint Petersburg on Monday.
Markku Kanerva’s men have already exceeded expectations in their first ever major tournament, with their opening win over Denmark leaving them in contention for qualification to the knockout stages.
Finland vs Belgium Latest Odds
However, they are hefty 11/1 (12.00) outsiders with bet365 to secure their place in the next round with a shock win at the Krestovsky Stadium.
The Red Devils are already through to the last 16 after taking six points from their first two games and are clear 1/4 (1.25) favourites to maintain that 100 per cent record here.
Three of the last four meetings between this duo have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 19/4 (5.75) available on them playing out another stalemate in this one.
Finland vs Belgium Team News
Captain Tim Sparv will be hoping to return in midfield after being replaced by Rasmus Schuller for Wednesday’s defeat against Russia.
Kevin De Bruyne, Axel Witsel and Eden Hazard could be in line to make their first stats after coming off the bench to good effect in Thursday’s comeback victory over Denmark.
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Having scored with their only shot on target in the opening victory against the Danes, Finland were brought back down to earth with a 1-0 defeat against Russia that saw them struggle to create many presentable chances.
Although they may have hoped that Roberto Martinez would rest some key players after seeing his side already qualify, the quality at his disposal means whoever he selects will most likely be a class apart from their opponents.
Indeed, Finland have won just once in eight matches in all competitions, losing four of their most recent five and hitting the net just once in four games.
Finland vs Belgium Tips and Predictions
In contrast, Belgium have suffered only one defeat, secured 21 victories and scored 78 goals over their last 25 matches in all competitions, meaning they are surely worth 5/6 (1.83) odds to win by at least two goals against the underdogs.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.