Finland vs Armenia
Euro 2020 Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Veritas Stadion (Turku).
Finland cannot afford a slip up at this stage as they are potentially just a few games away from progressing along with Italy from Group J. With home advantage also in their arsenal this week, Finland are the favorites to come away with all three points.
Finland vs Armenia Head to head (h2h)
- Their last encounter ended in a 2-0 defeat for Armenia.
- Finland have not lost any of their previous five matchups.
- The final scores have been tied just once in their last five games.
- Finland have kept a clean sheet on four occasions, while Armenia have managed just one.
- Only one of their past five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
Finland vs Armenia Prediction
Jari Litmanen’s men have not picked up any points in their last two games in a running. The most recent of which saw them at the losing end of a hefty 4-1 scorecard. Nevertheless, the squad are still in contention for a direct ticket to the Euros and are sporting a two-point cushion over both Armenia and Bosnia in the table.
The hosts have admitted defeat just once on home soil so far as well. Which again, to their defense, was against the current table-toppers. On the other hand, the visitors are unbeaten in their last two games.
However, it needs saying that the away side salvaged no more than a point in their last clash on the road against Lichtenstein, and have come out on top just thrice in their previous seven fixtures overall.
Furthermore, Armenia have not been faring well against this foe in their past meetings. The hosts are boasting a 100% unbeaten record and have come out on top in each of their last two clashes here as well.
To make matters worse for the visitors, the away side have emerged victoriously just once in their last three outings in the qualifiers. Taking into account that Finland took down the guests comfortably with a 2-0 scorecard in the reverse fixture, Armenia’s chances of picking up even a point is certainly looking bleak in this one.
Additionally, the hosts have been at their defensive best on home soil, and have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven games here, in all competitions. Considering that their previous head to head fixture was also a low scoring one, count on Finland to win and to do so with less than 2.5 goals on scoreboards.
Also, Teemu Pukki has been Finland’s go-to man for goals in their campaign so far. Given that he has found the back of the net consistently in each of their last three games here, brave punters can even back the in-form Finnish striker to score anytime.
Finland vs Armenia Betting tips
Full-time result: Finland @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (2/5).
Teemu Pukki to score any time @ 2.20 (6/5).