Finland v Greece Betting Preview

Date: October 11, 2014
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland.
Kick off time: 19:45 hrs BST.

Finland will take on Greece in the second round of the group F Euro 2016 qualification match at Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland at 1945 BST. Leaving Farrow Island aside this is a very tight group which can go either way thus ensuring all matches to be tight with goal difference likely to be the deciding factor for places in the league table.

Finland form: W-D-L-W-W

They started the qualifying campaign with an assuring one three away win at Faroe Island. Though it does not say much about the team’s calibre still it has maintained a good run with only one draw and a loss in the last five matches played. A home win against the Greeks will put them in a commanding position in the group.

Greece form: L-D-W-D-L

Greece are going through a horrible run of form. Having stared the qualifying campaign with a home defeat against Romania they must aim for full points against a much lower ranked Finland knowing that a defeat could make their qualification very difficult.

Key Players

Finland: Teemu Pukki

Young twenty four year old Teemu Pukki is a lethal centre forward who is also sometimes deployed on the wings. His goal scoring prowess can cost a slow and ageing Greece defence. A goal from him is most likely to be the deciding factor in the match.

Greece: Giorgos Samaras

This 29-year-old experienced West Bromwich Albion striker is Greece’s main goal scoring threat. Though not as prolific in the international arena as he is for his clubs, he must put on an inspirational show to lift the gloom and doom surrounding the Greece national side.

Betting Advice

A much lower-ranked Finland must fancy their chances against a fumbling Greece side. A draw (which is at 3.2 with bet365) should suit both sides and is the most likely outcome.

If a side gets all three points, Finland looks the more likely side to do that and that’s at 3.2 (BetVictor) as well.