Finland vs Liechtenstein
International Friendly Match
Date: Wednesday, 7th July 2017
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Veritas Stadion.
Finland will be looking to snatch their second win in last 18 matches this Wednesday when they will host Liechtenstein in a friendly ahead of the qualifier with Ukraine.
The Eagle-owls have been struggling a lot with the potential in their national team ever since Jari Litmanen ended his career.
The Finnish team has been nowhere near securing the appearance at a major tournament in the last decade and they are off to a horrific kick off to their WC Qualification campaign.
The team led by Marrku Kanerva took only a single point from five opening matches in the group I. However, they did show some signs of improvements back in late-March when they held Austria to a 1-1 draw in a friendly.
The visitors are having yet another dismal qualifying campaign as they lost each of their five matches in group G with the total goal differential of 1-19.
Rene Pauritsch’s men will have the chance to enjoy the occasion of facing Italy in a qualifier set to be played on Sunday evening.
Finland vs Liechtenstein: Head to head
The two sides have met each other in the qualifying campaign for the World Cup in South Africa 2010.
Liechtenstein managed to make a major upset by taking a point in the 1-1 draw on the home pitch back in September 2009.
Finland have previously won the home fixture only narrowly (2-1) thanks to goals from Mikael Forssell and Jonatan Johansson.
Finland vs Liechtenstein: Prediction
This is a fantastic opportunity for Finland to boost their confidence ahead of the clash with Ukraine.
Kanerva’s side has been quiet solid at the back lately and they should not have problems keeping the clean sheet against a team like Liechtenstein.
Finland vs Liechtenstein: Bet Tips
The main betting pick will be Finland -2.5 handicap at 17/20.
The value-seekers can chase Finland -1.5 handicap in the first half at 6/4.