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Finland vs Russia live stream, predictions & team news | Euro 2020

By Chris Smith

Finland vs Russia live stream, predictions & team news | Euro 2020

Published: 16:50, 15 June 2021

Finland will look to make it two from two in major international tournament matches when they face Russia in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday at 2pm (UK time). 

Despite some testing circumstances, Markku Kanerva’s men beat Denmark 1-0 in their first-ever match on the biggest international stage. Russia, meanwhile, were crushed 3-0 at the hands of Belgium in their opener.

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Where to watch Finland vs Russia on TV:

  • UK: BBC One
  • US: ESPN

Scoreline prediction: Finland 1-2 Russia

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Finland vs Russia build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:

A second-half Joel Pohjanpalo strike was enough to give Finland a historic win against Denmark at the weekend, meaning they’re now just another positive result away from qualifying for the European Championship knockout rounds in their first appearance at the tournament.

And the ‘Eagle-owls’ will take confidence in Russia’s lacklustre performance against Belgium in their opening match. Despite having home advantage, Stanislav Cherchesov’s side were brushed aside 3-0 by the Red Devils, with a Romelu Lukaku brace coming either side of Thomas Meunier’s strike. As a result, this game is now a must-win affair for Russia.

  • Finland (vs Denmark): Hradecky; Raitala, Toivio, Arajuuri, O’Shaughnessy, Uronen; Lod, Sparv, Kamara; Pohjanpalo, Pukki.
  • Russia (vs Belgium): Shunin; Fernandes, Semyonov, Dzhikiya, Zhirkov*; Barinov, Ozdoyev; Zobnin, Golovin, Kuzyayev; Dzyuba.

Finland picked up no injuries against Denmark and were boosted by the fact Teemu Pukki was able to start.

Veteran left-back Yuri Zhirkov will miss the rest of what will likely be his final major international tournament for Russia after picking up an injury against Belgium. Andrey Mostovoy will also miss this clash, while Daler Kuzyaev is a doubt.

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Players to watch:

  • Finland: What will have pleased Kanerva most against Denmark was proving this Finland side can find goals even when Pukki isn’t at his best. Aside from Pohjanpalo, Robin Lod is another who will be expected to supplement Pukki’s output at Euro 2020. The 28-year-old is immensely experienced with 46 caps to his name already and has been in fine form at club level for Minnesota United at the start of this season, grabbing two goals and two assists in six MLS appearances. Though primarily a left-winger, Lod is extremely versatile, with his intelligence and skill allowing him to operate through the middle and on either flank. He’ll look to get into pockets of space around the Russian box on Wednesday and from there, he can both slip passes through for Pukki and take shots at goal himself.
  • Russia: If Russia are to progress, getting more service to Artem Dzyuba is non-negotiable. With that in mind, the role of Aleksandr Golovin is going to be crucial across the next two games. The 25-year-old has just come off a fantastic season at club level for Monaco, scoring five goals and creating a further nine in Ligue 1 despite being restricted to just 21 appearances through injury. Golovin can hurt you from anywhere on the pitch, threading through balls for runners behind the opposition or, crucially, delivering pin-point crosses for target men. That is the sort of service Dzyuba will be looking for against Finland.

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