EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Finland vs Liechtenstein Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Finland vs Liechtenstein kick off? Friday 15th November, 2019 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Finland vs Liechtenstein being played? Telia 5G -areena

What TV channel is Finland vs Liechtenstein on? This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football (red button)

Where can I stream Finland vs Liechtenstein? This match will be streamed live on the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Finland vs Liechtenstein? Tickets can be purchased at the stadium on the day of the match

THE TEAM NEWS

FINLAND

  • The equation is simple for Finland with a win over Liechtenstein enough to see them qualify for Euro 2020 with one game to spare and even a draw would do providing Bosnia and Herzegovina fail to beat Italy.
  • They will be without Bayer Leverkusen forward Joel Pohjanpalo due to injury but apart from that, they are at full strength, although Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara is one booking away from a suspension.
  • Despite failing to score in his last seven league games at his club, star striker Teemu Pukki will be crucial to Finland’s hopes of victory as the Norwich man has scored seven goals in Finland’s qualifying campaign so far.

LIECHTENSTEIN

  • Liechtenstein are out of the running to qualify for Euro 2020 and sit bottom of Group J with only two points to their name after their latest defeat at home to Italy in October and are only playing for pride in Finland.
  • Midfielders Ridvan Kardesoglu and Marco Wolfinger have both been called up to the squad by head coach Helgi Kolviosson and each will be hoping to make their first international appearance whilst the side has little to play for.
  • Kolviosson has switched between a 4-5-1 and 4-3-3 formation throughout the group stage depending on the opposition and despite losing heavily to Italy, will be expecting to stick with the more defensive-minded 4-5-1 against a strong Finnish side.

THE PREDICTION

The match represents Finland’s best chance to reach the European Championship finals for the first time in their history. All that stands in their way is a Liechtenstein team who have failed to win a single Group J game in eight attempts. The reverse fixture back in June saw Finland emerge as 2-0 winners in Vaduz and the Finns would be more than happy with the same result here. As long as they avoid complacency and keep their composure, then this should result in a historic victory for Finland.

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