Finland vs Ukraine
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group I)
Date: Sunday, 11th June 2017
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Ratina Stadion, Tampere.
Finland welcome Ukrainian national team in the sixth round of Group I. The hosting side chances for reaching WC in Russia are long gone, while Ukraine has solid shot to be featured within the best World’s teams.
Finnish national team is in horrible spot – after 5 games they only picked up one point and they will probably face several generations until they establish a competitive team.
After the initial 1-1 draw with Kosovo, Finland lost four games in a row. Their goal difference is at -5 with 3 goals scored and 8 allowed. In 4 out of their 5 games in this campaign, there have been 2 or fewer goals scored.
The Eastern Europeans are trailing their path towards the neighborhood as they sit in the 3rd position with eight points, two points less than second-placed Iceland. They remained unbeaten until the first fixture of 2017 when they were beaten by Croatia.
Ukraine is yet to pick up a victory on the road in this campaign since their first away match in Turkey concluded with two goals on each side.
Finland vs Ukraine: Head-to-head
Ukraine won the November’s reverse with 1-0 in Odessa. That was the only match between the two sides.
Finland vs Ukraine: Prediction
Finland is at the crossroads between the two generations. Lots of key players are retired and the team is entering the phase of rebuilding. They even failed to beat Kosovo which vividly proved that they are lacking firepower. On the other hand, Ukraine want to prove that the fiasco at EURO 2016 was just a fluke and qualify for the WC in Russia.
The motivation is without a doubt with Ukrainians, but also the quality gap between the two sides is pretty wide at the moment.
Finland vs Ukraine: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Both teams to score YES at 2.40 by Unibet
You can also try Yehven Konoplaynka to score at 3.40.