Finland vs Italy
Date: Sunday, 8 September 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Ratina Stadion (Tampere).
Finland and Italy are certainly the favorites to make the cut from Group J. The reason being that the hosts were on a three-match winning streak when they took on Greece earlier this week while Italy squared up against Armenia on the back of four consecutive victories.
However, between the two teams, the bragging rights swung in favor of the Italians when they last locked horns with each, that too by a comfortable 2-0 scorecard. A goal in each half was more than enough for the away side to walk with all three points in Udine as the home team managed to make just one measly shot on target throughout the ninety minutes.
The Finnish outfit will be hoping to avenge for the loss that they succumbed when they welcome the visitors on Sunday to their home turf. However, truth be told, they will be biting off more than what they can chew as Roberto Mancini’s men are sizing up to be odds on favorites to clinch all three points.
Finland vs Italy Head to head (h2h)
- Italy have not admitted defeat in any of their last ten meetings.
- Their previous encounter saw Finland lose 2-0.
- Five of their last six games have seen only Italy find the back of the net.
- Eight of their previous ten clashes have seen under 2.5 goals on the charts.
Finland vs Italy Prediction
Although the home team have been showing real promise in their clashes in the qualifiers, it needs saying that their counterparts for Sunday are one of the top-notch sides on the global stage. Furthermore, Finland have never got the better of the Italians in any of their previous ten meetings, and have been humbled without even getting their names on the scorecards in most of those matches.
Considering that the visitors brushed past their foes with ease in their most recent matchup as well, there is certainly no stopping Italy from walking away with the win in this one.
It also needs saying that the away side have wrapped things up with less than 2.5 goals on the scoreboards in seven of their last ten head to head clashes.
Taking into account that their previous five games in a row with each other have also seen the visitors secure the bragging rights in a similar pattern, you can count on Italy to get the job done and to keep the scorecards under 3 goals.
Finland vs Italy Betting tips
Italy to win @ 13/20 (1.65)
Correct half-time score: 1-0 for Italy at (12/5) 3.40 odd.