The Finland squad are defending Thursday the 5th runner-up of Group J qualifiers for Euro 2020. They will host the Greece team at the Ratina stadium in Tampere. The confrontation, which is part of the schedule of the fifth of the ten planned days, is scheduled to start at 15:45 (Brasília time). The key also includes Italy, Armenia, Liechtenstein and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In celebration of the tournament’s 60th anniversary, the sixteenth edition of the tournament will be played next year in 12 countries. The qualifiers have 55 teams in contention, including Kosovo’s first appearance. They were divided into ten groups with five or six participants who will face each other in turn and return. In the end, the top two will have their classification guaranteed.The remaining four places will be contested by the 16 group winners in the four versions of the European League of Nations which had their first edition played in 2018. In case the winners also get a place in the playoffs, their place in the playoffs that will define the last participants of the tournament. Euro 2020 will be occupied by the team that took the next position in their tournament key. The final battle will take place in March next year, just before the start of the Euro Cup, which is scheduled for June 12 to July 12. The final will be in England.
In a group that has four-time champion Italy as a key-head and big favorite for first place, the vice-leadership is the position most coveted by other participants. Finland have been performing flawlessly in their search for the second spot that group J will award for the Euro 2020 race.His only stumbling block in this fight was precisely in his debut match against Italy and at his rival’s house. It took 2-0 in a game that simply seemed to have “discarded”. Took a role of inferiority, did not seek to assault the Italians creating only nine opportunities to finish and having hit only one of them on target.In subsequent matches, however, it showed quite different behavior. Not that it was a team that sought possession and dominance. This is definitely not your style. On the contrary. Offer the pellet to the rival and look for the counterattacks. Against Armenia, they also had only nine chances to finish. But he sent seven of them in the right direction. That way he came off the pitch with the first three points in the score with a 2-0 win.In the double day of June, he repeated the scorer to reach the nine-point level and the runner-up of the key with successes against Bosnia and Hezergovina (home) and Liechtenstein (away). In front of the Bosnians, increased offensive production with 13 attempts at shooting, seven on target, but made the defense his great weapon. The rivals only made their goalkeeper work once. Against fragile Liechtenstein, the attack worked a lot harder. There were 25 chances to send the ball to goal, with 11 hits.
The Greeks, who carry a continental title on their curriculum in the 2004 edition of Portugal, show that the ongoing renewal process for the national team is yet to undergo many route corrections.The only 2-0 win in the opening match against Lichtenstein was certainly not able to please fans and critics. But the protests grew heavier after the 3-2 home defeat by Armenia in the fourth round.With four points (one win, one draw and two losses), the Greeks occupy the fourth position of the key. However, they have in the match this Thursday a decisive confrontation to maintain the hopes of classification.
1.What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
- Last result: 2-0 vs Liechtenstein
- Shape: W W W L L
In addition to Armenia – Italy and Bosnia and Herzegovina – Liechtenstein, Finland – Greece seems to be the most balanced match of this round in Group J of the Euro 2020 preliminaries.In the last 10 games played on home soil, Finland recorded seven wins, one defeat (with Estonia 1-2) and two draws (with North Macedonia 0-0 and Turkey 2-2).
- Last result: 3-2 vs Armenia
- Shape: L L L D W
Greece is much more unbalanced in disputed away parties. He has two victories against Cyprus, Estonia and Liechstenstein.Turkey, Finland, Hungary, Saudi Arabia and Croatia defeated it, while the Greeks finished on a par with Bosnia and Herzegovina twice.
2.News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
- Under 2.5 goals scored in the last 9 matches of the Finns in the Euro preliminaries.
- 0 goals collected in the last three matches at the Euro 2020 preliminary level.
- Finland has won the last three matches of the Euro 2020 preliminaries.
- 6-2 is the goal of the Finns in Group J. Three wins and one defeat against Italy.
- 2 is the place that Finland is ranked in Group J in the Euro 2020 preliminaries, three points behind Italy.
- Over 2.5 goals in five of the last six Greeks matches.
- The two teams met 15 times. The first duel was on the ground of Greece, on 16.10.1966, ended with the victory of the Greeks, score 2-1.
- 7 all-time wins have the Greeks against the Finns. Three parties ended in a tie, another five won by the Finns.
- Greece ranks 4th in Group J, on a par with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Both are five points from Finland, the 2nd place.
- 6-8 is the Greek goalkeeping in Group J from the Euro 2020 preliminaries.
Football Prediction of the Day Finland vs Greece
The Greeks have no choice but to seek victory to keep their hopes of classification. They have not shown, at least so far, the ability to do so. Taking risks can make life easier for Finland, which is predicted in its victory as the best guess for Thursday’s match for the fifth round of qualifying for Euro 2020.
Bet Tips: Finland wins