EURO 2020 - UEFA European Qualifiers - Finland vs Armenia Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Finland vs Armenia taking place? Tuesday 15th October, 2019 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Finland vs Armenia taking place? Veritas Stadion, Turku

What television channel is Finland vs Armenia on? Sky have the rights to UEFA European Qualifiers matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Finland vs Armenia? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Finland vs Armenia? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

FINLAND

  • Finland will be striving to return to winning ways against Armenia in EURO 2020 qualifying Group J having lost 4-1 to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday which followed their 2-1 home defeat against Italy in September.
  • Although they are still second in the qualifying group, Finland’s gap over the chasing pack is down to two points after those back-to-back losses, with Armenia one of the teams within touching distance making this a key fixture.
  • Finland won 2-0 away in Armenia when the two nations met back in March and that result increased their unbeaten run against Armenia to five matches, with four wins and a draw and only one goal conceded.

ARMENIA

  • Armenia drew 1-1 away from home against Liechtenstein last time out with a first-half goal from Tigran Barseghyan cancelled out late in the game. A win for Armenia would have seen them level on points with Finland in second place in EURO 2020 qualifying Group J ahead of this match.
  • Having earned a 4-2 victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina last month the dropped points against Liechtenstein were a huge disappointment in Armenia’s bid to try and overtake Finland in the group.
  • Armenia still come into this match with only one defeat in their last five matches since losing to Finland in March and that sole defeat was away from home against group leaders Italy who lie in wait for Armenia in their final group fixture next month.

THE PREDICTION

This is a crucial fixture for both nations as they battle to qualify for EURO 2020. Finland might have lost their last two matches but they are still in a good position to take the runners-up spot in the group and a victory against Armenia would surely give their foes too much to do in terms of leapfrogging them. The hosts have an excellent head-to-head record against Armenia and helped by the prolific Teemu Pukki they can secure the valuable three points.

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