The first set of matches of the highly anticipated EURO 2020 has finished, and the tournament has shaken off its early tame football and has provided some delightful matches for football fans across the world. At the end of the first match-day, we have seen all of the 24 qualified nations in action once.
The second set of matches start today with a Group B fixture between Finland and Russia in St Petersburg, Russia.
Finland vs Russia Match Details
Fixture: Finland vs Russia
Date: 16th June(UTC, CET, IST)
Timings: 15:00 in CET, 13:00 UTC, 18:30 IST
Venue: St Petersburg Stadium, Russia
Russia are coming into this match after a 3-0 drubbing in their previous match against Belgium. The Russians looked rusty in their first match of the competition and the Belgians scored for fun. However, a similar showing in this match would be the last thing they would want as it would all but eliminate Russia from the competition. A draw would also not bee seen as a good result for their home fans in St Petersburg.
Finland are coming off a 1-0 win against Denmark, but the match was only about Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen. The midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch and the Finnish players displayed exemplary sportsmanship to provide support to their rivals throughout the match. The match would no doubt be playing on the players’ mind for sometime but they would be glad to have won the 3 points in their first ever EURO 2020 match. They would want a similar display and a win for them would be enough to qualify into the knockout stages of the competition for the first time in their history.
Who will win Finland vs Russia Match
Despite losing their first match against Belgium, Russia start as favourites for this match. The quality in their ranks should be enough for them to get all the three points today. They would also be buoyed by their home support in St Petersburg, and they would know that only a victory can keep them alive in the EURO 2020. Expect a lot of the play controlled by Russia and plenty of grit and determination from the Finnish players who would look to break on the counter a sneak a goal if they can to provide a first underdog story in the EURO 2020.
FINAL Finland vs Russia Predictions –
Russia 2-1 Finland