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Finland go up against Russia on Wednesday in a game played out at St. Petersburg Stadium. This is their second outing in the group stages of the Euro 2020. Finland enter the Euro 2020 as number 54 in the FIFA world ranking, thus signifying the gap between these teams as Russia come here with a ranking of number 38.
In a hard-fought group, Finland hung on for dear life taking 2nd place and enter Euro 2020 as heavy outsiders for the title.
It has the look of a close battle to get through the group, but Russia head into their first match knowing they have real quality in their ranks. They came away from the World Cup on home soil in 2018 with a far better result than expected. They won enough matches in the qualifying stages to top some groups, however Russia had to settle for 2nd place. They will most likely exit the tournament before the final match, but odds suggest a good run is not beyond them.
Finland vs Russia stats and analysis
Russia are brimming with confidence since arriving at Euro 2020, with extraordinarily good stats from their last 10 internationals. Russia managed a massive 3.3 goals per game, scoring 33 times while allowing a scarcely noticeable 8 goals against them. That is an impressively low 0.8 per game, with a clean sheet in 7 of those matches.
Stats and facts for Finland and Russia.
Fun stats Finland
- Finland has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home;
- Finland scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Finland’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Finland’s last 5 matches in the row.
Fun stats Russia
- Russia has won the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Russia has won in the last 8 of 9 matches;
- Russia has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
- Russia scored in the last 17 of 19 matches.
Form Finland vs Russia
Finland continue to look blunt.
Finland will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form. In their previous 3 internationals, Finland went down 3-2 in a match against Switzerland after which they witnessed a 2-0 defeat against Sweden. The most recent international for Finland’s finest served up a 1-0 defeat against Estonia.
Russia enjoy steady progress.
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Russia, who have performed more or less according to expectations. In their 3 latest outings, Russia lost 2-1 to Slovakia and went on to a 1-1 draw against Poland. Their latest game produced a 1-0 win against Bulgaria.
Finland v Russia Fixture History
The last time the two nations squared up against each other, which was back on 10 June 2009, Russia ran away with a 0-3 victory.
Finland go into their upcoming match against Russia with a 0-0-2 record in recent meetings in the European Championship.
It is hard to look past Teemu Pukki when searching for a goalscorer for Finland. Teemu Pukki managed to hit the target 4 times in 6 previous outings for Finland. Russia will be hoping Artem Dzyuba can find the back of the net once again. He is on 3 goals in their last 6 internationals, and Russia need him to shine.