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Finland vs Wales Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Home comforts make Finland the value play

  • Finland and Wales begin their UEFA Nations League B campaigns
  • Finland were promoted to League B
  • The sides last met in 2013 with Finland unbeaten in the last four fixtures
  • Finland have won 9 of their last 11 home internationals
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Finland's forward Teemu Pukki will be key to his side's hopes against Wales (Getty Images)

Wales take on Finland in their opening game of UEFA Nations League B at Helsinki Olympic Stadium on Thursday. Wales are on a six-game unbeaten run and face a Finland side which earned promotion to League B.

Finland Form


Finland signed off Euro 2020 qualifying with a 2-1 defeat to Greece, but it was a dead rubber with qualification for the finals already assured. Markku Kanerva's side finished with six wins and four losses from a successful campaign.

The Finns won four of their five home games in Group J with only table-toppers Italy defeating them in Helsinki. Finland had also won three of four home games during their successful promotion from Nations League C in 2018.

Finland Team News


Ilmari Niskanen and Santeri Hostikka are called up for the first time, but Finland suffered a blow with the loss of Paulus Arajuuri through injury.

Finland Squad


Goalkeepers: Lukas Hradecky, Jesse Joronen, Anssi Jaakkola
Defenders: Jere Uronen, Juhani Ojala, Thomas Lam, Albin Granlund, Sauli Vaisanen, Daniel O'Shaughnessy, Leo Vaisanen, Nikolai Alho, Nicholas Hamalainen
Midfielders: Tim Sparv, Pyry Soiri, Glen Kamara, Joni Kauko, Fredrik Jensen, Robert Taylor, Ilmari Niskanen
Forwards: Teemu Pukki, Joel Pohjanpalo, Jasse Tuominen, Rasmus Karjalainen, Santeri Hostikka

Wales Form


Ryan Giggs' Wales side are on a six-game unbeaten run with back-to-back 2-0 wins over Azerbaijan and Hungary sealing qualification for Euro 2020 as they finished second behind Croatia in Group E.

Wales had also recorded wins over Azerbaijan at home and Belarus (friendly) as well as held Slovakia and Croatia to draws during their recent run of form. 

Away from home has been a bit more of a struggle with the victory in Azerbaijan the only win on the road in the last 23 months.

Wales Team News


Liverpool full-back Neco Williams and Swansea defender Ben Cabango have been called up for the first time, while Hal Robson-Kanu is back three years after retiring from international football.

Manchester United youngster Dylan Levitt has again been called up, but is still awaiting his debut.

Chris Mepham, Joe Allen and Joe Rodon are all ruled out through injury.

Wales Squad


Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessy, Danny Ward, Adam Davies
Defenders: Chris Gunter, Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Conner Roberts, Tom Lockyer, Ethan Ampadu, James Lawrence, Ben Cabango, Neco Williams
Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey, Jonathan Williams, Harry Wilson, David Brooks, Matthew Smith, Daniel James, Will Vaulks, Joe Morrell, Dylan Levitt, Gareth Bale
Forwards: Hal Robson-Kanu, Tyler Roberts, Rabbi Matondo, Kiefer Moore

Finland vs Wales Head to Head


The two nations last met in 2013 in a friendly which ended 1-1. Finland are unbeaten in the last four matches against Wales having won both World Cup qualifiers in 2009 and drew a Euro 2004 qualifier 1-1 in 2003.

Finland vs Wales Odds


Finland are 3.30 outsiders to continue their impressive home record, with Wales posted as 2.30 favourites. A draw is a 3.10 chance.

Finland vs Wales Stats


  • Finland have won 6 of their last 9 internationals.
  • Finland have not drawn a game in their last 12 internationals.
  • Finland have won 9 of their last 11 home internationals.
  • Finland are unbeaten in the last 4 matches against Wales.
  • Wales have won 6 of their last 10 internationals.
  • Wales are unbeaten in their last 6 internationals.
  • Wales have won 1 of their last 4 away internationals.

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Where is Finland vs Wales being played?

Finland vs Wales is being played at Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland.

When is Finland vs Wales being played?

Finland vs Wales is being played at 19:45 BST on Thursday 3 September 2020.

What competition is Finland vs Wales being played in?

Finland vs Wales is a UEFA Nations League Group B fixture.

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Verdict

Finland slip under the radar a little. They have an enviable home record and are the value bet, with double chance a safe bet.

Best Bet: Finland Double Chance Double Chance @-175.44 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Finland Win Full Time Result @230 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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