Finland (@2.2) vs Greece (@3.5)
30-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Finland will win

Finland – Greece Match Prediction | 30-08-2019 14:45

The Finns managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their previous four games in all competitions and that is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Greece. Finland are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in the UEFA Nations League and we predict that they are going to rely on their rock-solid defence against Greece. The Greeks, on the other hand, did well to get their revenge on Hungary on Friday evening and a victory over Finland will see them climb to top position in Group 2. However, considering that Finland have been impressive at the back of late, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in Tampere. You should know that under 2.5 goals were scored in previous two meetings between the two teams. Finland and Greece square off against each other at Ratinan Stadion on Monday evening.

Meanwhile, Greece have been left behind, and theyre not completely clear of relegation danger just yet. When this tournament returns in two years time Finland will be facing off with sides from the second tier, potentially meeting the likes of Germany and Croatia. Finland have already managed to secure top spot in Group C2 of the Nations League, following their perfect start. They head to Greece this week aiming to wrap up their campaign on a high in the first of their final two games.

Greece Team News, Updates and Facts

The Finns did not participate in the European Championship finals as well, but several top-class footballers were part of their national football team in the past. Finland national team became a member of FIFA back in 1908, but they have yet to qualify for the finals of the major tournament. Finland outclassed Estonia 10-2 in Helsinki and, speaking of their heaviest defeat, the team suffered a 13-0 loss to Germany in Leipzig during the World War II (1940).

Greece won 3 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. Below you will find a lot of statistics that make it easier Predict the result for a match between both teams. In 8 (47.06%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. In 13 (76.47%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Teams Finland Greece played so far 7 matches.Finland won 3 direct matches. In 10 (66.67%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (33.33%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Below the text is a list of the direct games. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.29 goals per Match.Finland in actual season average scored 0.97 goals per match. Greece average scored 1.19 goals per match in season 2019.

Another to watch is Glen Kamara, who grabbed his first goal in the reverse fixture last month in his seventh cap. The Dundee midfielder has the ranger to help them grind out a point here. Finland's big name has lived up to that so far in this Nations League campaign in a very big way. Teemu Pukki, the former Celtic man, has three goals to his name already, and he would love nothing more than to add another to the list and help his side win the League.

Greece Stats

Finland have only conceded three goals in their last nine matches, keeping seven clean sheets in the process but Greece have scored in every Nations League match so far and we expect this to continue here. However, Finland are on a great run of form and were backing them to get the win here, 2-1 with Teemu Pukki on the scoreline somewhere. Greece have won one and lost three of their last four away games while Finland have won five of their last six games at home. Teemu Pukki has also been on fire for Finland with a goal in each of his last three games and is the top scorer in the squad. Greece havent won back-to-back games since October 2016 and with them facing a team on a four-game unbeaten streak, we doubt this will change here.

Teemu Pukki has also been on fire for Finland with a goal in each of his last three games and is the top scorer in the squad. Greece havent won back-to-back games since October 2016 and with them facing a team on a four-game unbeaten streak, we doubt this will change here. However, Finland are on a great run of form and were backing them to get the win here, 2-1 with Teemu Pukki on the scoreline somewhere. Finland have only conceded three goals in their last nine matches, keeping seven clean sheets in the process but Greece have scored in every Nations League match so far and we expect this to continue here. Greece have won one and lost three of their last four away games while Finland have won five of their last six games at home.

Greece were fresh off the back of a comfortable 1-0 victory over Estonia where they had 62% of the possession but Greece couldnt bring that form into their second game as they fell 2-1 to Hungary. They are the highest ranked team in the group but lost to 49th placed Hungary in their second match. Greece currently sit 42nd in the FIFA World Rankings, 16 places above Finland, but have already lost a game in the competition.

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Their recent performance data shows that they have 10 goals in their last ten matches and in this time they have a win rate of 30%. The total number of times that Greece and whoever they've played have also scored is 4 matches in those ten. The frequency of matches with a total of three goals or more is 5 games in their last ten outings.

They are outsiders in the betting here, but Finland have lost once in five meetings with Greece since the year 2000. The away side have won their last five games overall, and theyve lost once in 14 after a strong finish to World Cup qualifying. Having won two and drawn one of their last three head to head encounters, we are backing the visitors to avoid defeat here. Were also backing them to claim a win, with a 1-0 away victory our correct score pick.