Finland vs San Marino Preview
As Finland vs San Marino preview is online, They meet on Euro 2024 qualifiers league as Finland is waiting for an attempt for their third victory at Helsingin Olympiastadion on June 19, 2023.
San Marino are possibly expecting for picking their first victory in the championship. After Being lost to Denmark with 3-1 defeat to Denmark, Finland bounced back with 1-0 victory against Northern Ireland with three crucial points. Finland looking for a victory to qualify for consecutive championships, played host to Slovenia on Friday in their home ground making the first game in their soil.
By that, Finland was able to pull off victory with home advantage to claim a 2-0 win and adding to the victory of previous one, they had won two out of three matches levelling with Group H teams like Denmark, Kazakhstan and Slovenia with six points. Denmark had victory over Northern Ireland with 1-0 in the Euro 2024 league.
Finland will be aiming for the victory in this upcoming match as San Marino is ranked low in the league, but it would be a tough on for the team if it was not going as per planned. They will also have a possibility of having a victory to claim a third clean sheet. Gibraltar had lost to the match against France with 3-0 in Euro 2024 qualifiers round.
San Marino on the otherhand, had only claimed one victory in the international match, beating Liechtenstein with 1-0 in April 2004. Since then they were never able to pull of victory in any of the international match they participated on and even lost to Kazakhstan with 3-0 on Friday meetings.
As the result, they have completely lost 34 matches in a row, after a goalless draw against Estonia in 2014. San Marino managed to restrict Finland to a 1-0 victory when the two nations last met 12 years ago, and they will be looking to produce another resolute performance on Monday. England had victory over Malta with 4-0 in the Euro Qualifiers round on friday’s meetings.
They will also be aiming to score their first competitive goal since finding the net in a 7-1 defeat to Poland in World Cup qualification in September 2021.
Team News and Injury
Lukas Hradecky will continue and expected to be shielded by the centre back pairing of Arthy Hoskonen and Robert Ivaov
As being had the chance in the Friday’s match, the substitute Glen Kamara could be presented with a starting opportunity. Teemu Pukki teed up Pohjanpalo for Finland’s first goal in the win over Slovenia, and the pair will be looking for another productive outing when they feature in a front two against San Marino.
As for the visitors, they could look to freshen up their backline with the addition of Michele Cevoli, who played the final nine minutes of the defeat to Kazakhstan.
After coming off the bench in Friday’s contest, Michael Battistini could also be brought into the starting lineup. San Marino boss Fabrizio Costantini is expected to keep faith with the front two of Nicola Nanni and Filippo Berardo.
Finland have been utterly dominant in the history of this fixture, claiming four wins from the last four meetings between the two nations.
Their most recent clash came in the European Championship back in 2011, when Kanerva’s men picked up a 1-0 victory in Serravalle.
Finland are unbeaten in their last four competitive home matches, claiming two wins and two draws since a 2-0 loss to France in the World Cup qualifiers back in November 2021.
San Marino are currently the lowest-ranked nation in the latest FIFA World Rankings, with their last win coming almost two decades ago.
Finland vs San Marino Prediction
Finland will be taking on San Marino who are at the bottom of the ranked list. It would be full dominated match by Finland at Helinki Olympic stadium and will be host claiming all three points in the Group H and will be competiting with other teams in the group.