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Wales - Finland predictions and free betting tips [21/03/2024]

Soccer
UEFA - EURO Qualifiers
Wales
Wales
Home
21.03.2024, 19:45
4 : 1
4:1 (2:1)
Finland
Finland
Away
W1
Odds: 1.89Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+4.5

On Thursday, 21st March, as part of the Euro 2024 qualifier semi-finals, the Wales national team will square off against the national team of Finland. Both teams finished third in their qualifying groups and are now thirsting to bag a spot in the main league of the tournament in quartet D.

Wales

Wales has qualified for the last two Euros, however, they're yet to secure their ticket to Germany. The Britons managed to secure only the 3rd place in their qualifying group, failing to overtake Turkey and Croatia, but outplaying Armenia and Latvia with 12 points out of 24 possible. "The Dragons" managed to make it to the qualification play-off thanks to a successful performance in the League A of the Nations League in 2022, and the team's current form cannot but please the fans: the red-greens have a streak of six consecutive matches. In October, the hosts defeated Gibraltar (4:0) and, above all, Croatia (2:1), but failed to overcome Armenia (1:1) and Turkey (1:1) in the final round in November. Moreover, the Britons lost only one of the last 15 European Championship qualifying matches at home - however, just recently, in June 2023, to Armenia with a score of 2:4.

It's also worth noting that Rob Page's wards had a disappointing run at the World Cup in Qatar last November, bowing out at the stage of the group stage. The team's backbone still comprises experienced Hennessy (Nottingham Forest), defenders Davis (Tottenham), Roberts (Leeds) and now captain Ramsey (Cardiff City, 84 matches, 21 goals), who is the team's top scorer after Gareth Bale's retirement. Reliable defenders Mepham (Bournemouth), Rodon (Leeds) and Neco Williams (Nottingham Forest), midfielders Wilson (Fulham, 8 goals), Ampadu (Leeds) and Brooks (Southampton), forwards James (Leeds, 6 goals) and Moore (Ipswich Town, 12 goals) are also in the squad. Among injuries, the centre-back Lockyer (Luton Town) and midfielder Morrell (Portsmouth) are worth mentioning.

Finland

Finland participated in their first-ever European Championship in 2021 and still hope to secure a ticket to the second consecutive continental championship in June next year. Nevertheless, the Scandinavians did not impress in the qualifying campaign, securing only 3rd place in a fairly equal group, losing to Denmark and Slovenia, but ahead of Kazakhstan, Northern Ireland, and San Marino. However, the white-blues earned the right to play in the qualification play-off by finishing 2nd in their group of League B of the Nations League. After a faltering October, which saw losses to Slovenia (3:0) and Kazakhstan (1:2), in November, the visitors redeemed themselves in the eyes of their supporters, overcoming Northern Ireland (4:0) and San Marino (1:2).

It's important to note that Finland has won three out of their last four away games in the Euroqualifiers. The Finnish squad still features goalkeeper Građevski (Bayer), defenders Soiri (Universitatea Craiova), Uronen (Charlotte) and Jensen (Aberdeen), midfielders Kamara (Leeds), Lod (Minnesota United), Schuller (Djurgården) and Jensen (Augsburg, 7 goals). The visitors will rely on experienced Pukki (Minnesota United, 39 goals) and Pohjanpalo (Venice, 15 goals) on the offensive side. The younger Håkan (4 goals in 6 matches), Antman (5 goals in 8 matches) and Kelman (6 goals in 17 matches) will most likely be given some game time in the second half. Among the team's losses, one should note Galever (Manchester City), defenders Ojala (Paris) and forward Taylor (Inter Miami, 34 matches).

Head-to-Head 

Since Finland twice defeated Wales in the 2010 World Cup qualifying group, the blue-whites have not been able to win a single game out of the last four head-to-head matches against the "dragons", losing both matches of the 2020-21 Nations League.

Wales – Finland match prediction

In home Euro qualifiers, the "dragons" seldom lose, and considering that Harry Wilson, Brennan Johnson, and Kieffer Moore are currently in splendid form, it’s logical to back a victory for the hosts. Finland has a much more modest line-up and have just once qualified for a continental championship in their history - without any laurels to show for. I cannot see what might enable the visitors to triumph in Cardiff.

Match Events

D. Brooks
1 - 0
3
'
22
'
R. Lod
N. Williams
2 - 0
38
'
45
'
T. Pukki
2 - 1
B. Johnson
3 - 1
47
'
50
'
M. Tenho
J. James
54
'
K. Moore
60
'
H. Wilson
65
'
68
'
D. Hakans
73
'
O. Antman
73
'
K. Kairinen
D. James
73
'
C. Mepham
74
'
77
'
B. Kallman
78
'
F. Jensen
D. James
4 - 1
86
'
87
'
I. Niskanen
N. Broadhead
90
'
K. Moore
90
'
Wales
Finland

Match Statistics

Wales
Finland
41%
Forecasts.ball_possession
59%
15
Forecasts.shots
9
5
Forecasts.shots_off_target
7
10
Forecasts.shots_on_target
2
0
Forecasts.counter_attacks
0
2
Forecasts.corners
3
5
Forecasts.offsides
0
16
Forecasts.fouls
13
4
Forecasts.yellow_cards
3
0
Forecasts.red_cards
0

Recent Games

WalesWales
Europe: Euro - Qualification
21.11
2023
Wales
1
Turkey
1
d
Europe: Euro - Qualification
18.11
2023
Armenia
1
Wales
1
d
Europe: Euro - Qualification
15.10
2023
Wales
2
Croatia
1
w
World: Friendly International
11.10
2023
Wales
4
Gibraltar
0
w
Europe: Euro - Qualification
11.09
2023
Latvia
0
Wales
2
w
World: Friendly International
07.09
2023
Wales
0
South Korea
0
d
Europe: Euro - Qualification
19.06
2023
Turkey
2
Wales
0
l
FinlandFinland
Europe: Euro - Qualification
20.11
2023
San Marino
1
Finland
2
l
Europe: Euro - Qualification
17.11
2023
Finland
4
Northern Ireland
0
w
Europe: Euro - Qualification
17.10
2023
Finland
1
Kazakhstan
2
l
Europe: Euro - Qualification
14.10
2023
Slovenia
3
Finland
0
w
Europe: Euro - Qualification
10.09
2023
Finland
0
Denmark
1
l
Europe: Euro - Qualification
07.09
2023
Kazakhstan
0
Finland
1
l
Europe: Euro - Qualification
19.06
2023
Finland
6
San Marino
0
w
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Head-to-head Statistics

Wales
Wales
6
Win
5
Draw
4
Win
Finland
Finland
01.09.2021
-
Friendly
Finland
0
0 : 0
Wales
0
18.11.2020
-
UEFA Nations League
Wales
3
3 : 1
Finland
1
03.09.2020
-
UEFA Nations League
Finland
0
0 : 1
Wales
1
16.11.2013
-
Friendly
Wales
1
1 : 1
Finland
1
10.10.2009
-
WC Qualifying Europe
Finland
2
2 : 1
Wales
1
28.03.2009
-
WC Qualifying Europe
Wales
0
0 : 2
Finland
2
09.09.2003
-
European Championship
Wales
1
1 : 1
Finland
1
06.09.2002
-
European Championship
Finland
0
0 : 2
Wales
2
28.03.2000
-
Friendly
Wales
1
1 : 2
Finland
2
05.09.1989
-
WC Qualifying Europe
Finland
1
1 : 0
Wales
0
18.10.1988
-
WC Qualifying Europe
Wales
2
2 : 2
Finland
2
31.03.1987
-
European Championship
Wales
4
4 : 0
Finland
0
09.09.1986
-
European Championship
Finland
1
1 : 1
Wales
1
12.10.1971
-
European Championship
Wales
3
3 : 0
Finland
0
25.05.1971
-
European Championship
Finland
0
0 : 1
Wales
1
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Team Comparison

Wales
Wales
vs
Finland
Finland
Wales
Country
Finland
Caerdydd
Venue City
Helsingfors
R. Page
Coach
M. Kanerva
1876
Founded
1907
Principality Stadium
Venue Name
Helsingin olympiastadion
Yes
Is National Team
Yes

UEFA - EURO Qualifiers

Wales
Wales
vs
Finland
Finland
-
Rank
-
0
Win
6
2
Lose
5
1
Draw
0
1
Goals Scored
19
6
Goals Conceded
14
0
Clean Sheet
5

Goal Statistics

Wales
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
100.0%
0-15'
15-30'
30-45'
45-60'
60-75'
75-90'
Finland
1
5.3%
3
15.8%
2
10.5%
5
26.3%
5
26.3%
3
15.8%
0-15'
15-30'
30-45'
45-60'
60-75'
75-90'
Avg First Goal Scored
Wales
82m
Finland
39m
Avg First Goal Conceded
Wales
66m
Finland
48m
Avg Goals Per Game Scored
Wales
0.33
Finland
1.73
Avg Goals Per Game Conceded
Wales
2
Finland
1.27

Trophies

Wales
Wales
China Cup (World)
2nd Place1
2018
Finland
Finland
Baltic Cup (Europe)
2nd Place1
2012

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