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Finland v Russia – Stats and Preview 16-6-21 Can Finland seal qualification?

Match: Finland v Russia

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 16/6/21

Kick-off time: 2pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 4 matches – 

10/06/09 Finland 0 – 3 Russia

15/10/08 Russia 3 – 0 Finland

15/11/95 Russia 3 – 1 Finland

16/08/95 Finland 0 – 6 Russia

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 50%
Over 2.5 goals 50%
Over 3.5 goals 0%
BTTS - Yes 0%

Finland team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 0%
Over 2.5 goals 0%

Russia team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 100%

Corner betting stats

Finland corner stats

Average corners for: 9

Average corners against: 0

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 0%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Russia corner stats

Average corners for: 4

Average corners against: 2

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 0%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Card betting stats

Finland Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 2

Yellows against: 0

Top cards:

T Sparv – 1

R Lod – 1

Russia Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 0

Yellows against: 0

Top cards:

N/A

Injuries

Finland injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: T Pukki

Suspended: None

Russia injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Finland v Russia Match Preview & Trends

Finns on the brink of qualification

Having participated in a game with extremely unusual circumstances to start theri tournament, Finland find themselves in a very good position after securing a 1-0 win over Denmark. Having re-started the game after the initial delay just before half-time due to Cristian Eriksen’s illness, the Finns managed to compose themselves and won via Pohjanpalo’s 60th minute goal.

A result in this game in St.Petersburg would tae the pressure off their final group game against world number 1 ranked Belgium to say the least. Finland have history against them having lost all four previous meetings with Russia but the opening round win over the Danes will breed confidence amongst the squad. 

The Russia team were shellshocked against a lethal Belgian side in the first round and fell to a 0-3 loss in front of their own fans. Stanislav Cherchesov’s side will hope that home advantage will benefit them this time around as they take on a Finland team with early momentum. Russia only made 4 attacking runs into the final third against Belgium and will need to mprove on both their possession (38%) percentage and their crossing accuracy (21%) to get a result on this occasion. They covered a lot of ground chasing the ball and totalled 115.1km against the Belgians.

Key trends

Russia has won each contest against Finland 

There has never been a draw between these two sides

Finland has lost four in a row against Russia

Referee data

Ref: TBC

Felix Brych (Germany)

Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)

Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)

Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)

Sergei Karasev (Russia)

Istvan Kovacs (Romania)

Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

Michael Oliver (England)

Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)

Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Anthony Taylor (England)

Clément Turpin (France)

Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

Average yellow cards: X

Average red cards: X

Average booking points: X