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Finland vs Kazakhstan Predictions & Tips - Finland to get back on track in World Cup qualifiers

  • Finland vs Kazakhstan predictions for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier
  • The match is being played in Helsinki (2pm BST)
  • Finland have won their last 2 matches against Kazakhstan
  • Can they get their first win in the qualifiers?
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Finland host Kazakhstan in the World Cup qualifiers on Saturday (Getty Images)
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Eddy Tora 03 Sep 2021
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Finland vs Kazakhstan Predictions


Finland are struggling, but a home match against Kazakhstan is a perfect chance to get back to winning ways. The visitors regularly lose on the road which should be the case once again in the World Cup qualifiers.
  • Finland vs Kazakhstan Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Finland Form
  • Finland Squad & Team News
  • Kazakhstan Form
  • Kazakhstan Squad & Team News
  • Finland vs Kazakhstan Live Stream FAQ

  • Finland are undefeated in their last 6 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Finland have drawn their last 4 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Finland have won their last 2 matches against Kazakhstan (European Championship qualifiers).
  • Kazakhstan have lost by 2+ goals in 10 of their last 12 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).

Head to Head


Finland have 2-0 advantage against Kazakhstan with one draw.

They last met in the Euro 2008 qualifiers, Finland winning 2-0 in Kazakhstan and 2-1 in Helsinki.

Finland Form


Finland beat Denmark 1-0 in their opening match at Euro 2020. 

Markku Kanerva’s side failed to score in their next two games. They lost 1-0 against Russia and 2-0 against Belgium to go out in the group stage.

The Eagle-owls drew 0-0 against Wales in a friendly last week.

Finland drew their opening two World Cup qualifiers, 2-2 against Bosnia-Herzegovina and 1-1 in Ukraine.

Finland Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Lukáš Hrádecký, Jesse Joronen, Carljohan Eriksson
Defenders: Paulus Arajuuri, Daniel O'Shaughnessy, Joona Toivio, Leo Väisänen, Niko Hämäläinen, Nikolai Alho, Jere Uronen, Jukka Raitala, Robert Ivanov
Midfielders: Glen Kamara, Robert Taylor, Fredrik Jensen, Rasmus Schüller, Pyry Soiri, Tim Sparv (captain), Onni Valakari, Kaan Kairinen, Jasin-Amin Assehnoun, Urho Nissilä
Forwards: Teemu Pukki, Joel Pohjanpalo, Marcus Forss, Santeri Hostikka

Defender Sauli Väisänen misses out through injury. 

Teemu Pukki has scored 30 goals in 94 internationals. 

Kazakhstan Form


Kazakhstan haven’t won since September 2020, a run of 10 straight games.

Talgat Baysufinov’s side started the World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 home defeat to France. They drew 1-1 in Ukraine despite having 29% possession and 5-28 shots.

The Hawks played a friendly in early June that resulted in a 4-0 defeat against North Macedonia.

Kazakhstan returned to the World Cup qualifiers with a 2-2 draw against Ukraine. Ruslan Valiullin equalised in the 74th minute and again deep into added time.

Kazakhstan have lost by 2+ goals in 10 of their last 12 World Cup qualifiers on the road. That includes a 4-0 defeat in Belarus, 5-0 defeat in Montenegro and 2-0 defeat in Armenia.

Kazakhstan Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Stas Pokatilov, Mukhammedzhan Seysen, Igor Shatsky
Defenders: Yury Logvinenko, Serhiy Malyi, Yan Vorogovsky, Aleksandr Marochkin, Temirlan Yerlanov, Nuraly Alip, Marat Bystrov, Ruslan Valiullin, Yerkin Tapalov, Alibek Kasym, Maksat Taikenov
Midfielders: Azat Nurgaliyev, Islambek Kuat, Abzal Beysebekov, Askhat Tagybergen, Serikzhan Muzhikov, Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinov, Georgy Zhukov, Vladislav Vasilyev, Ramazan Orazov, Samat Zharynbetov, Sultanbek Astanov
Forwards: Abat Aymbetov, Artur Shushenachev, Aydos Tattybayev

Defenders Dmitry Shomko and Olzhas Kerimzhanov are injured alongside midfielder Yerkebulan Tungyshbayev and striker Aleksey Shchyotkin.

Attacking midfielder Bauyrzhan Islamkhan is suspended until November 2022.

CSKA Moscow midfielder Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinov is an important player after scoring seven goals in 17 internationals.

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Verdict

Kazakhstan are poor travellers in World Cup qualifiers. With Teemu Pukki up front, Finland can get the win at home.

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