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Finland vs Belgium betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Finland vs Belgium betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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Lod, Robin
Forss, Marcus
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De Bruyne, Kevin
Vanaken, Hans
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Meunier, Thomas
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Doku, Jeremy
Batshuayi, Michy
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Hradecky, Lukas
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Finland vs Belgium betting odds

This article covers Finland vs Belgium betting tips and Euro 2020 predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Finland 10/1

o – Draw 15/4

o – Belgium 1/3

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Finland vs Belgium betting tips: Win probabilities

Check out the win probabilities below.

At the time of writing, Belgium are enormous 70% favourites to win.

Finland only have an 11% winning probability, while the draw is valued at 19%.

Finland vs Belgium betting tips: Make your prediction

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Betting tip prediction: Finland 0-1 Belgium

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Finland perpetrated a dream start in their first-ever match at a European Championship in their 1-0 win against Denmark, in a match where – thankfully – the health emergency suffered by Danish superstar Christian Eriksen did not end in tragedy.

Now, Huuhkajat has a real chance to reach the knockout stage and may rely on their continued tactical approach to try to earn a point against a Belgian side that is already through to the next round and are likely to end group play as expected group winners.

Roberto Martinez could rotate his side in preparation for the next round, so a low-scoring affair could play out as Finland is likely to field their best XI in a bid to net the best possible result they can muster.

Critically, Belgium have won nine of their last 11 games, while Finland have lost four of their last five.

I would put this down for a narrow win for De Rode Duivel‘s but a draw would not be a surprise given the fact that Belgium would remain top while Finland would likely end as one of the best third-placed sides, if not better should Russia lose to Denmark.

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Winning margin: Belgium +1 

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With their place in the knockout stage confirmed as winners of Group B, Belgian boss Roberto Martinez could ring in some changes to his matchday XI with the next round in mind, as their place on top of the group is secure barring a catastrophic result against Finland. Finland has proven difficult to negotiate in group play thus far as expected and has surrendered just the one goal against Russia while keeping a clean sheet against Denmark in their opening 1-0 win. Finland headmaster Markku Kanerva is likely to keep his best XI on the pitch from the start so it is difficult to see an inspired Belgian performance in a match that is of little consequence to them overall. A narrow Belgian win could be on here.

Halftime/Full-Time Correct Score: 0-0 Draw Halftime/Belgium 1-0 Full-time

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As eluded to before, Belgian have little incentive to go out and put in a full performance after they have already confirmed their passage into the knockout stage and are all but guaranteed to end group play atop Group B. On the back of that, it’s hard to see a high-scoring affair play out in Saint Petersburg, especially given the notion that Finland themselves struggle for goals overall. With just one to their name in the tournament thus far – and being kept silent on two occasions in their pre-tournament preparations against Sweden, and Estonia – this really should not be a thriller in any measure.

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Finland vs Belgium betting data – Form and H2H statistics

Finland vs Belgium form
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Finland vs Belgium - 0:2
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Finland vs Russia - 0:1
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Denmark vs Finland - 0:1
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Finland vs Estonia - 0:1
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Sweden vs Finland - 2:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Belgium vs Italy - 1:2
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Belgium vs Portugal - 1:0
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Finland vs Belgium - 0:2
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Denmark vs Belgium - 1:2
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Belgium vs Russia - 3:0
Last 5 games for Finland
June 21, 2021 Euro Cup 2020 Finland 0 - 2 Belgium
June 16, 2021 Euro Cup 2020 Finland 0 - 1 Russia
June 12, 2021 Euro Cup 2020 Denmark 0 - 1 Finland
June 4, 2021 Int. Friendly Games 2021 Finland 0 - 1 Estonia
May 29, 2021 Int. Friendly Games 2021 Sweden 2 - 0 Finland
Last 5 games for Belgium
July 2, 2021 Euro Cup 2020 Belgium 1 - 2 Italy
June 27, 2021 Euro Cup 2020 Belgium 1 - 0 Portugal
June 21, 2021 Euro Cup 2020 Finland 0 - 2 Belgium
June 17, 2021 Euro Cup 2020 Denmark 1 - 2 Belgium
June 12, 2021 Euro Cup 2020 Belgium 3 - 0 Russia
Finland vs Belgium Euro Cup 2020 form
Finland Belgium
3 Matches played 5
1 Matches won 4
15 Goal attempts 43
3 Shots on goal 19
5 Shots off goal 14
1 Corner kicks 20
40% Average ball possession 53%
7 Shots blocked 10
4 Cards given 4
35 Free kicks 58
3 Offsides 6
1 Goals by head 0
1 Goals scored 9
3 Goals conceded 3
0 Goals by foot 8
Finland vs Belgium statistics for most recent head to head matches
Finland Belgium
6 Matches 6
3 Home Matches 3
3 Away Matches 3
5 Total Goals 4
0.83 Average Goals Scored 0.67
2 Wins 1
1 Losses 2
3 Draws 3
Last 5 games & match results between Finland and Belgium
June 21, 2021 Euro Cup 2020 Finland 0 - 2 Belgium
June 1, 2016 Int. Friendly Games 2016 Belgium 1 - 1 Finland
February 9, 2011 Int. Friendly Games 2011 Belgium 1 - 1 Finland
August 11, 2010 International Friendly Games 2010 Finland 1 - 0 Belgium
October 13, 2007 Euro Cup 2008, Qualification Belgium 0 - 0 Finland

 

Finland vs Belgium betting tips: Match preview

It all started under harrowing circumstances when Finland won their first-ever match at the European Championship in their first-ever appearance after Danish icon Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch and needed life-saving CPR to be performed. As the match played on, Finland would eventually come out on top 1-0 and earn a valuable three points, but their 1-0 loss to Russia on matchday two means that – while they sit third in the group with a chance of claiming one of the top third-placed spots – Markku Kanerva will push his side to get the best result possible against a Belgium that could potentially already have one eye on the next round.

Ending group play on four points just may be enough for Huuhkajat, who – at the time of writing – have the second-best record of all teams sitting third in their respective groups. It could not have been a better overall tournament run for a nation that has barely left its footprint on the European landscape across its footballing history, and though they have hardly been the most entertaining outfit to watch thus far (averaging 40% possession, and just 6-shots/match), they have successfully deployed a system that is tried and tested in tournament play for smaller nations that cannot go toe-to-toe on a technical level.

Similar to Iceland in years past, Finland has indeed made themselves difficult to break down, have been very well drilled, and then can rely on a handful of players for a little extra quality when necessary. The likes of Teemu Pukki, Joel Pohjanpalo, and Glen Kamara try to drive the team forward whenever they are in possession, and Kamara in particular has looked quite good against both Denmark and Russia. Any point haul this summer would have been viewed as an achievement for the Finns, but dreams of the knockout stage are all the motivation they would need to be another loveable neutral this summer. Jari Litmanen is sure to be dancing in the streets with the locals should they achieve just that.

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Finland’s football fans jubilate after their team’s victory in the FIFA 2014 World Cup Group I qualifying football match against Georgia’s national football team at the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, on September 10, 2013. Finland won 1-0. AFP PHOTO / VANO SHLAMOV (Photo credit should read VANO SHLAMOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Belgium begin preparations for the knockout stage

It took a second-half performance out of the top drawer from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku to spare Belgium group stage blushes when they fought back to beat a highly-motivated Denmark 2-1 in København. When Belgium is on, and their top players are on song, there is a reason why many feel them justified as the top-ranked nation in FIFA’s rankings, but their performance before the introduction of De Bruyne also shows that there are still concerns that should surround their chances this summer.

On paper, the De Rode Duivels is right up there with France, Germany, England, and Portugal for the most talented squads on paper, but what has always been Belgium’s issue since expectations around the current crop of players has been their inability to perform when conditions are not fully in their control. The same was seen from them in Euro 2016, and the 2014 World Cup, where they only managed to reach the quarterfinals and – in 2016 in particular – were completely outclassed by a Wales outfit they really should have put to the sword. With the glamour of being labeled the top side in the world comes all the expectations with it, and though Belgium was brilliant three summers ago in Russia, finishing third and France being the only side to stop them from taking three points all tournament, there is still a real belief that this side can win a major tournament before the clock stops ticking.

In truth, much of the pressure is likely to fall on the shoulders of manager Roberto Martinez rather than the players. So many of Belgium’s best and brightest need a little direction, but rather, just the right tactical platform to allow them the freedom to perform to a level we see week in week out from them in the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, and Ligue 1. But more importantly, Martinez must avoid his side becoming entirely reliant on the immense presence that De Bruyne brings to the table, and the result against Denmark gave that warning sign early enough for that issue to be avoided and corrected.

Finland vs Belgium betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – JUNE 17: Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium celebrates with Eden Hazard and Axel Witsel after scoring their side’s second goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group B match between Denmark and Belgium at Parken Stadium on June 17, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)


 

Finland team news vs Belgium

Markku Kanerva looks set to name his strongest XI in a bid to bolster Finland’s chances at trying to sneak a result against Belgium and hope it will be good enough to qualify for the knockout stage.

Tim Sparv is expected to regain his place in the heart of the Finnish midfield, while Joona Toivio was fit enough to start against Russia in their 1-0 loss, and should retain his place now that he is fully fit.

Belgium team news vs Finland

Roberto Martinez has insinuated that there is a strong possibility that he will make a host of changes as Belgium begin to prepare for the next round, and that is likely to include Romelu Lukaku being given the night off, with Thorgan Hazard also likely to be rested to avoid the risk of card accumulation. Other changes are likely to be made as well.

Timothy Castagne is the only player on the treatment table for Belgium, and apart from that, any other change made to the team is strictly in preparation for the next round.


 

Prediction: Finland line-up vs Belgium

Finland vs Belgium betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

 

Prediction: Belgium line-up vs Finland

Finland vs Belgium betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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