Finland v Belgium – Stats and Preview 21-6-21 Finns face tough task in qualification bid

Match: Finland v Belgium

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 21/6/21

Kick-off time: 8 pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches – 

01/06/16 Belgium 1 – 1 Finland

09/02/11 Belgium 1 – 1 Finland

11/08/10 Finland 1 – 0 Belgium

13/10/07 Belgium 0 – 0 Finland

06/06/07 Finland 2 – 0 Belgium

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 50%
Over 2.5 goals 25%
Over 3.5 goals 0%
BTTS - Yes 0%

Finland team goals

Over 0.5 goals 50%
Over 1.5 goals 50%
Over 2.5 goals 0%

Belgium team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 50%

Corner betting stats

Finland corner stats

Average corners for: 1

Average corners against: 8

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 50%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Belgium corner stats

Average corners for: 6

Average corners against: 8

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 50%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Card betting stats

Finland Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 2

Yellows against: 3

Top cards:

T Sparv – 1

R Lod – 1

O’Shaughnessy – 1

G Kamara – 1

Belgium Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1

Yellows against: 3

Top cards:

T Hazard – 1

Injuries

Finland injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Belgium injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: Axel Witsel

Suspended: None

Finland v Belgium Match Preview & Trends

Can Belgium ‘Finnish’ undefeated?

The return of Kevin De Bruyne boosted Belgium in their victory over Denmark and after his winning goal secured qualification, he will be pushing for a start in round 3. Roberto Martinez may wish to freshen up his lineup and utilize some of his rich array of talents now the pressure is off. 

Having qualified behind Italy, Finland will not fear Belgium despite losing to Russia and although they are not a prolific side, striker Teemu Pukki has proven that he can score regularly at this level. The Norwich City forward netted 10 goals in qualifying and will be a threat again in this tournament. Finland were ranked 20th in terms of possession percentage, and 18th for corners during the qualifying campaign and have a blend of youth and experience in their squad.

Finland covered 212.8km in the opening two rounds and have maintained a passing accuracy of 76% and averaging 40% possession. The Finns have made 40 passes into the attacking third with 26 of those in key areas. They have completed 5/15 crosses, which left them at 33%. In comparison, Belgium has covered 220.8km in the first two games, maintaining a passing accuracy of 88% and averaged 58% possession. The Belgians made 60 passes into the attacking third with 30 of those in key areas which is an impressive 50% ratio, however, they have failed to execute a single cross from 11 attempts so far.

Key trends

Finland ranked 6th in qualifying for shots on target

Belgium has been ranked no1 in the world for three years

This is the first time that Finland has qualified for the European Championships

Referee data

Ref

Felix Brych (Germany)