To kick off at this coming Monday is the match between Finland and Belgium at Saint Petersburg Stadium for a game in the 3rd round of the Euro group stages. Finland enter the Euro 2020 as number 54 in the FIFA world ranking, thus signifying the gap between these teams as Belgium come here with a ranking of number 1.
Winning their group might be too much to expect, however it is real possibilty for Finland as three points here will see them topping Belgium. Talk about a surprising scenario! In a hard fought group Finland hung on for dear life taking 2nd place and entered the Euro 2020 as heavy outsiders. Now they are on the brink of reaching the next stage.
Belgium were named among the top favorites for the title at the Euro 2020, and their efforts so far have not let their reputation down. Belgium has for long time be considered a top favorite to win euro 2021 and they had little trouble qualifying as winners of their group
Finland vs Belgium stats and analysis
Finland joined the Euro 2020 with humble stats in relation to goals scored in their previous 10 internationals. Finland pulled off 1.5 goals per game, which could be better, however defensively they have been solid. With 9 goals conceded, an average of 0.9 per game, they accomplished a clean sheet in 6 matches.
Belgium are brimming with confidence arriving at the Euro 2020 with extraordinarily good stats from their last 10 internationals. Belgium managed a massive 4 goals a game, scoring 40 times while allowing a scarcely noticeable 3 goals against them. That is an impressively low 0.3 per game, with a clean sheet in 7 of the matches.
Finland go into their final group match on 3 points and need to be fully focused, if qualification to the next round is to be secured.
Having collected two wins from their first two outings at the Euro 2021, Belgium are brimming with confidence before their upcoming match.
Stats and facts for Finland and Belgium.
- Finland scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Finland's last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Finland's last 2 of 4 matches.
- Belgium has won the last 12 matches in a row;
- Belgium has won the last 6 matches in a row when playing away;
- Belgium has won in the last 15 of 16 matches;
- Belgium has won in the last 10 of 11 matches when playing away.
Lineup Finland vs Belgium
Form Finland vs Belgium
Finland hoping for fresh start.
Finland go into this encounter with hopes of surprising everyone. In their 3 latest outings, Finland suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Estonia and went on to a 1-0 win against Denmark. Their latest game produced a 1-0 defeat against Russia.
Belgium on a roll.
Belgium look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In their previous 3 internationals Belgium managed to win 1-0 against Croatia, whereupon they took part in a 3-0 win against Russia after which they managed a 2-1 win against Denmark.
Finland v Belgium Fixture History
No winner could be announced on 1 June 2016 in the latest face off between Finland and Belgium, as they shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Finland managed to win 50%, while Belgium took home 0% of their last 6 encounters in various competitions or friendlies resulting in a total of 3-3-0 history.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookmakers Belgium are favorites to win. A bet on a win for Belgium will get you odds 1.29, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 78% chance of beating Finland. If you want to bet your money on Finland the best odds are 11.00.
Joel Pohjanpalo hit the target 3 times in the last 6 internationals for Finland, and he will be hoping to expand on that tally here. Belgium are banking on Romelu Lukaku to bring his A-game to the table as he has has been on target 4 times in 6 recent internationals.