Finland will lock horns against Belgium in the Group B match of the UEFA Euro 2020 on 21st June/ 22nd June (India), at Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg. Belgium can now seal a top place in Group B with a draw or a win, while Finland must win to advance for the last 16.
Finland vs Belgium Team Preview
Finland’s first appearance in a major international competition has been a mixed package thus far at UEFA Euro 2020. They’ll play in their preferred position as unseeded underdogs with plenty of bites. Finland are tied for third place in Group B with Russia and will look to shock the Red Devils and advance to the knockout stages.
Finland halted a three-game losing run with a 1-0 victory over Denmark in their first group match followed by a 1-0 defeat to Russia. They will advance with a win over Belgium, or even a draw if Russia loses to Denmark in the other Group B match, which will be played simultaneously.
Belgium has strolled to consecutive away triumphs over Russia and then Denmark last time out, living up to their pre-tournament reputation as one of the favourites.
The Red Devils were the first side in this edition of the Euros to come back from behind to win after defeating the Danes 2-1. After the first two matchdays, they are one of just three teams in the group stage to hold a perfect record.
Belgium is currently in first place on the table and will like to maintain that position.
FIN vs BEL:Head to Head
Finland and Belgium have been on each other’s throats in the 11 games they have played with Finland having a narrow edge winning four to Belgium’s three victories. The last encounter between these teams in 2016 ended in a 1-1 draw.
Match Name: Finland vs Belgium
Date: 21st June/ 22nd June (India)
Timings: 8:00 pm BST/ 12:30 am IST
Venue: Krestovsky Stadium
Squads to choose from
Lukas Hradecky, Jesse Joronen, Anssi Jaakkola, Paulus Arajuuri, Nikolai Alho, Jukka Raitala, Joona Toivio, Leo Vaisanen, Sauli Vaisanen, Daniel O’Shaugnessy, Robert Ivanov, Jere Uronen, Robin Lod, Pyry Soiri, Joni Kauko, Thomas Lam, Tim Sparv, Fredrik Jensen, Robert Taylor, Onni Valakari, Rasmus Schuller, Glen Kamara, Lassi Lappalainen, Teemu Pukki, Joel Pohjanpalo, Marcus Forss
Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Thomas Meunier, Jason Denayer, Dedryck Boyata, Leander Dendoncker, Timothy Castagne, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Nacer Chadli, Yannick Carrasco, Youri Tielemans, Thorgan Hazard, Dennis Praet, Hans Vanaken, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi, Jeremy Doku, Leandro Trossard
Probable Playing XI
Lukas Hradecky; Jukka Raitala, Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Paulus Arajuuri, Jeona Toivio, Jere Uronen; Glen Kamara, Robin Lod, Leo Vaisanen; Joel Pohjanpalo, Teemu Pukki
Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Dedryck Boyata, Jason Denayer; Thomas Meunier, Leander Dendoncker, Youri Tielemans, Thorgan Hazard; Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard
Finland: Glen Kamara, Robin Lod, Daniel O’Shaughnessy
Belgium: Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, Thorgan Hazard
Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Meunier, Jukka Raitala, Jan Vertonghen, Glen Kamara, Robin Lod, Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Thorgan Hazard (VC), Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku (C)
Belgium start as favorites to win this match as they are coming off a strong outing in their recent games. The strength and solidarity in their squad are way better than Finland which will see them towards an easy victory.
The aforementioned FIN vs BEL Euro 2020 Dream 11 Prediction, FIN vs BEL Euro 2020 Final Prediction, FIN vs BEL Euro 2020 Top Picks are based on our in-house analysis. However, this does not guarantee a positive result.