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Finland v Northern Ireland Prediction, Preview & Odds – Euro Qualifier

We have a Finland v Northern Ireland prediction and preview plus betting odds for you ahead of Friday’s UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifier.

How To Watch Finland v Northern Ireland

When is Finland v Northern Ireland?

Finland v Northern Ireland will take place on Friday at 5.00 pm in the UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers.

TV Channel

Viewers in the UK and Ireland can watch the game on Premier Sports 1.

Where is Finland v Northern Ireland Being Played?

Finland are at home so this fixture will be played at their home ground at Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland.

Finland v Northern Ireland Odds

Finland v Northern Ireland Betting Odds – UEFA EUro 2024 Qualifier
Team Odds Chance
Finland 10/11 52.4%
Northern Ireland 16/5 23.8%
The Draw 11/5 31.3%

Finland are favourite to win this game at odds of 10/11.

Northern Ireland are 16/5 underdogs to win away from home.

The draw is seen as the second most likely outcome at 11/5 in the match betting.

Handicap Betting

Finland: -1 @ 11/4

Northern Ireland: +1 @ 5/6

Handicap Draw: -1 @ 5/2

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Finland v Northern Ireland Betting Odds - UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifier

Finland v Northern Ireland Weather Forecast

The weather is expected to be -2 degrees with a 0% chance of rain.

Finland vs Northern Ireland Preview

Finland’s Form

Finland are currently 4th In Group H following a record of 4 victories and 4 defeats in their eight qualifying games so far. That puts them 7 points behind Slovenia and Denmark and 3 points behind Kazakhstan.

It has only been in recent games that they’ve fallen away. The Finns lost their last three matches in the group 1-2 against Kazakhstan, 3-0 against Slovenia and 0-1 against Denmark

Finland remains a tough nut to crack at home though having won two of their games this year on home soil and losing the other two matches by just a sole goal. This should be an ease in opposition for them too after winning 0-1 in Northern Ireland when these sides faced back in March.

Finland’s Last Five Results

Finland 1-2 Kazakhstan | October 17th | Loss

Slovenia 3-0 Finland | October 14th | Loss

Finland 0-1 Denmark | September 10th | Loss

Kazakhstan 0-1 Finland | September 7th | Win

Finland 6-0 San Marino | June 19th | Win

2 Wins, 3 Losses

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Northern Ireland’s Form

Northern Ireland are currently 5th in Group H with a disappointing 6-point total from their 8 matches. That puts them 13 points behind Slovenia and Denmark, 9 points behind Kazakhstan and 6 behind Finland.

They have 7 goals scored, an average of 0.87 goals per match and their 9 conceded is an average of 1.12 goals per game.

Michael O’Neill’s side are coming into this one off the back of the most recent October international window which they signed off from with a narrow 0-1 defeat against Slovenia. In their other outing in October, they secured a 3-0 victory against San Marino.

With two games remaining in the group for Northern Ireland, this looks like their best chance for points with Denmark coming up after this game who will likely be vying for the status of Group H winners.

Northern Ireland’s Last Five Results

Northern Ireland 0-1 Slovenia | October 17th | Loss

Northern Ireland 3-0 San Marino | October 14th | Win

Kazakhstan 1-0 Northern Ireland | September 10th | Loss

Slovenia 4-2 Northern Ireland | September 7th | Loss

Northern Ireland 0-1 Kazakhstan | June 23rd | Loss

1 Win, 4 Losses

Finland v Northern Ireland Predicted Lineups

Finland Predicted XI

Formation: 4-4-2

GK: Hradecky

RB: Alho, CB: Hoskonen, CB: Ivanov, LB: Jensen

RM: Taylor, CM: Kamara, CM: Kairinen, LM: Håkans

CF: Pohjanpalo, CF: Pukki

Northern Ireland Predicted XI 

Formation: 3-4-2-1

GK: Peacock-Farrell

RB: Hume, CB: Toal, CB: McNair, LB: Lewis

DM: Charles

RM: Smyth, CM: Lyons, CM: Thompson, LM: Taylor

CF: Magennis

Finland v Northern Ireland Head-To-Head Results

All-Time Head-To-Head Record

Finland wins: 4

Northern Ireland wins: 4

Draws: 2

Head-To-Head Results Last Five Matches

Northern Ireland 0-1 Finland | European Championship Qualifying (2023)

Finland 1-1 Northern Ireland | European Championship Qualifying (2015)

Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland | European Championship Qualifying (2015)

Northern Ireland 3-3 Finland | International Friendly (2012)

Finland 1-2 Northern Ireland | International Friendly (2006)

Betting Trends

Finland and Northern Ireland have played three times since 2015 with Finland having one victory, Northern Ireland winning once and one draw taking place.

Per Footy Stats, 40% of the group games these sides have played have over 2.5 Goals compared to the competition average of 54%. Only 55% of the games have had over 1.5 Goals compared to the competition average of 81%.

3.5 Cards is the average between all their group games. That’s slightly less than the average of 4.22 and their 8.6 corners is slightly less than the competition average of 8.89.

Key Players To Watch

Teemu Pukki – Finland

Pukki is the Finnish record goal-scorer with 38 goals from his 116 appearances. He might be getting on in years at 3, but he remains a crucial component for his national side.

With ten goals and two assists for Minnesota United from 19 games in the MLS and four assists and one goal for Finland in qualifying, he will be their go-to player again.

Jamal Lewis – Northern Ireland

The Watford LB (currently on loan from Newcastle) is a consistent performer for Northern Ireland.

Lewis is a constant threat down the left-hand side through his ball-carrying ability and is a more than comfortable defender, especially in the tackle.

Finland vs Northern Ireland Prediction & Best Bet

Prediction: Finland 2-0 Northern Ireland

Finland have lost their last three matches in the group 1-2 against Kazakhstan, 3-0 against Slovenia and 0-1 against Denmark. Those losses ended any hope of qualifying from Group H.

However, they’ve proved a tough team to beat at home having won two of their four games in 2023 with the other being defeats by a slim one-goal margin and you would fancy them for victory here.

Northern Ireland had two wins and six defeats from their eight matches in 2023 but similar to Finland are rarely badly beaten with only one of their defeats being greater than one goal.

Finland should take full advantage of home status in this one though.

Best Bet: Finland -1 @ 11/4

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Finland v Northern Ireland UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifier

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