Finland vs Greece for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers match on Thursday at Tampere Stadium.
For this Thursday we have Finland vs Greece Prediction for Euro 2020 Qualifying. That is a match between two median teams of European football.
Thus, we can expect a game with a balanced technical level, but with a slight advantage of Finland due to the home factor.
In this case, the teams enter the pitch to secure the 3 points and fight for classification. However, Greece’s situation is more delicate as it is in 4th place in a relatively weak group.
In the competition, Finland did their part by winning their last 3 games against weak teams, all by 2 × 0. However, lost to Italy, also by 2 × 0 away from home, a reasonable result.
The team plays with the defensive lateral sector, therefore, tends to cadence the opponent’s attacks in the middle. Thus, the team bets on long
So, the tactical scheme of the team grants many corner kicks and kicks from outside the area. Also, they know how to value possession by working the game in midfield.
In their last match, Greece lost at home to the Armenian team playing as a favourite. In this case, Armenia came 2 goals ahead in the first half; however, the Greeks still had a reaction, and the match ended 3 × 2 for the visitors.
Also, a fundamental fact of this last game was the number of corner kicks. In total there were 16 corner kicks for Greece against none of the Armenians.
In fact, Greece has an inefficient horizontal game. They dominated possession by 71% but conceded 3 goals.
Against Italy, playing at home, the team has only finished twice. That is, we have a team with a compromised attack and defence.
Finland’s squad seems to be in a better phase than the Greeks. The home team’s style of play seems to have worked tactically even in the defeat to Italy. Already the Greeks must adopt a defensive posture, which is not the strength of the team.
In this case, we have good odds for a win from Finland. Added to the home factor and its best phase, we have a good guess for the match.