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Friday’s Euro - Qualifiers action sees Finland coming up against Northern Ireland.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Finland v Northern Ireland game - as well as up-to-date odds.
Finland will be hoping for a better result after the 1-2 Euro - Qualifiers losing effort in their last game against Kazakhstan.
The only scorer from Finland was Robert Taylor (28'). Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinov (77', 89') scored for Kazakhstan.
A common trait of more recent Finland games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their previous six matches before this one, in 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would've lost. We will have to find out if that trend will end up being continued on here.
After a losing effort in their last game against Slovenia in Euro - Qualifiers competition, Northern Ireland will be hoping to turn things around here.
Adam Gnezda Čerin (5') scored for Slovenia.
The stats don’t lie, and Northern Ireland have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals in total. At the back, Northern Ireland have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
The last league clash between these sides was Euro - Qualifiers match day 2 on 26/03/2023 when it ended Northern Ireland 0-1 Finland.
The match was refereed by Ivan Kružliak.
Team News: Finland
The Finland manager Markku Kanerva will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match owing to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Northern Ireland
With a fully healthy group available to choose from, the Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this match.
In our view, Northern Ireland are dangerous enough to score a goal against this Finland outfit, although that possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We can see a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Finland at the end of this one. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Helsingin Olympiastadion (36,200)
Captain: Lukáš Hrádecký
Chairman: Ari Lahti
Manager: Markku Kanerva
Competitions: Euro - Qualifiers (Group H)