Tip Italy - Finland
Italy do not score lots of goals, traditionally and even as they head to this clash, they have not scored a plenty in recent matches, but they have done just enough to keep it unbeaten in four matches. They have four wins in the last 15 matches, and have scored more than one goal in just one of the 15 matches. With just five clean sheets in the last 15 matches, we may as well note that the Italians are losing one of their strongest pillars – defensive discipline. They however mean business when it comes to Euro Cup qualifiers; they have not lost in the last 30 Euro Cup qualifiers, winning 24, with each of the last four being wins. At home in the Euro Cup qualifiers, they have not lost in 20. Finland on their part, have two wins in their last five matches and will be hoping for a good start, borrowing from their form in the UEFA Nations League. They are unbeaten in their last four Euro Cup qualifiers, winning two and drawing two. With just four wins in the last 15 Euro Cup qualifiers, it is very hard to imagine Finland taking much from this clash. Italy and Finland have faced off 11 times in history; Finland have never picked a win, Italy have 10.
Key points Italy - Finland
Italy have never lost to Finland.
Italy are unbeaten in 30 Euro Cup qualification matches.
Finland have four wins in 15 Euro Cup qualifiers.
Conclusion Italy - Finland
Italy have never lost to Finland in the 11 meetings across all competitions. In fact, Italy have not conceded a goal in the last five meetings between these two nations and while they have scored 27 goals in this clash, they have conceded just two. 2 – 0 is a popular score line in this game and we will stick with that for the Saturday clash.
Italy Finland Prediction published on March 22, 2019