The group stages of the European Championships this year are nearing its end, and we have already found out some of the teams to have qualified for the knockouts after the end of the matches of group A, with Italy, Wales, Belgium and Netherlands the ones to cement their knockout berths till now. After the end of the two sets of matches today, we will be getting a clearer idea of another other two teams two book their round of 16 berths.
In one of the fixtures of the second set of matches taking place today, we have group B favourites and FIFA number one ranked team Belgium going neck to neck against underdogs Finland who have put up a decent performance till now, at the Gazprom Arena in Russia. So here are our Belgium Vs Finland Predictions. Don’t miss out on a lively fixture!
Belgium vs Finland Match Details
Fixture: Belgium Vs Finland
Date: 21stJune (UTC,CET) and 22nd June (IST)
Timings: 00:30 IST, 21:00 CET, 19:00 UTC
Venue: Gazprom Arena, Russia.
Previous Meetings between Belgium and Finland
Belgium and Finland have met each other on eleven occasions, with Finland holding a slight upper hand over Belgium with 4 wins, while Belgium have emerged as the victors on 3 occasions and the remaining four ending in a draw. When the teams last met in an international friendly back in 2016, the match had ended in a 1-1 draw, with Romelu Lukaku and Kasper Hämäläinen scoring for the Belgium and Finland respectively.
Belgium Vs Finland Predictions
Finland, who are appearing as underdogs in this summer’s Euro 2020, will start this fixture against group leaders Belgium after slumping to a heartbreaking loss against Russia in their earlier group match, unfortunately ending up as the losing team in an evenly contested match. Finland currently stand third in their group table with three points, thanks to their win against Denmark in their first fixture, but a win will be needed if they hope to qualify for the knockouts directly. Any other result will keep their hopes dependent on the result of the other match between Denmark and Russia. However, it will be an arduous task for the Finnish, as they face Belgium who look in a brilliant form with two win from two matches.
Belgium, who have reached the semifinals in back to back major international tournaments and deemed as the group favourites, have already qualified for the knockouts and are the current group toppers, with all six points from the two games they have played against Russia and Denmark. A win will be the most probable result today for the FIFA top ranked team and they will be hoping to end by topping their group, with Romelu Lukaku looking in a fine touch and midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne also returning in style with a fabulous goal and an assist in their last game against Denmark, after being subbed on only after halftime. Belgium are looking look unstoppable but Finland could be in for a good battle with their knockout chances to play for.
Who will win Belgium Vs Finland match
Belgium are expected to see out this fixture with an easy victory over Finland, as they look in fine form with two victories in their last two tricky group outings against Russia and Denmark. Finland have looked decent with a rusty win and a heartbreaking loss, and will be looking to offer a fight, with the match expected tho down to the line. We are predicting a 2-0 win for Belgium, but expect a good match on show.
Final Prediction: Belgium 2-0 Finland