Finland vs Italy should be one of the most interesting games during the 6th Round of Euro2020 qualification, which will be held at Ratina Stadion, in Tampere. Both teams leading in Group J and have serious chances to qualify to the main draw of Euro2020. Read our thoughts about this Finland vs Italy Euro 2020 qualification match, here below.

Finland

FIFA Rating – 57

The Finnish team does not gather well-known players, because there are almost no such players, but they play very confident and strong football. Especially in recent times, Finland has shown very good results. In the UEFA Nations League, they took first place in the group and qualified for the higher League B. Euro 2020 Finland are in 2nd position with a good margin against Bosnia and Herzegovina, therefore, the chances of getting into the main draw of the tournament in 2020 are very big.

In the last match, they once again overtook Greece at home stadium. They were opponents in UEFA Nations League, however, both won home matches. Now, Finland looks much stronger, so they won this match, however, not in the easiest way. The only one scored goal was from the penalty spot, T. Pukki realized it shooting to the bottom of the right corner. In general, the match was very slow and defensive, since for both teams that is the main weapon. Playing at home, Finland won 3 very important points, which is more important than any beautiful game.

Predicted Finland line-up

Head Coach

Markku Kanerva;

Squad

Goalkeepers

Lukas Hradecky;

Defenders

Jere Uronen, Joona Toivo, Paulus Arajuuri, Jukka Raitala;

Midfielders

Robin Lod, Glen Kamara, Rasmus Schuller, Tim Sparv, Pyry Soiri;

Strikers

Teemu Pukki;

Italy

FIFA Rating – 16

Italy in Euro 2020 qualification so far continue on their way without losing points. They won 5 out of 5 matches against all opponents and confidently standing at 1st place of Group J. The game against Armenia started unsuccessfully as they conceded early goal already at 11th minute from Karapetian A. However, already in 29th minute, A. Bellotti scored after accurate Emerson pass. Unfortunately, in 45th minute of first-half goalscorer Alexander Karapetian made a bad challenge and received a second yellow card and left in the minority. In general, Italians dominated in this game but scored winning goals pretty late. On the 77th minute, Lo Pellegrini put the second, and A. Belotti finished with double, however, due to offside failed to make hattrick.

Jorginho made a very important role in the centre of the feal feeding forwards with great connection passes. Of course, we can call Andrea Belotti player of the game, since he scored double and showed big desire to score in every moment. Armenia resisted as best as they could, but a red card at the end of the first half knocked them down and led to lost this match.

Predicted Italy line-up

Head Coach

Roberto Mancini;

Squad

Goalkeepers

Gianluigi Donnarumma;

Defenders

 Alessandro Florenzi, Alessio Romagnoli, Leonardo Bonucci, Emerson Palmieri;

Midfielders

Marco Verratti, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Jorginho;

Strikers

Federico Bernardeschi, Andrea Belotti, Federico Chiesa;

Finland vs Italy H2H

Finland losing to Italy all matches in different competitions since 1977th year. This is a good opportunity to break the chain of failures. During this Euro2020 qualification, these teams already met at Dacia Arena, in Udine, where hosts won with 2:0 result. That’s the only point losing match for Finland so far.

 

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