Canada vs Finland Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023 Davis Cup Finals | Quarter-Final
When is Canada vs Finland on and what time does it start? Canada vs Finland will take place on Tuesday 21st November, 2023 – not before 15:00 (UK)
Where is Canada vs Finland taking place? Canada vs Finland will take place at Martin Carpena Arena in Malaga, Spain
What surface is Canada vs Finland being played on? Canada vs Finland will take place on an indoor hard court
Where can I get tickets for Canada vs Finland? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Canada vs Finland
Where can I watch Canada vs Finland? All matches can be watched on Tennis Channel International’s Pay TV, while all Great Britain matches will be televised and streamed on BBC platforms
Defending champions Canada will kick things off in the Davis Cup Finals in this very winnable, yet intriguing, opener over Group Stage surprise package Finland. World number 29 Felix Auger-Aliassime recently saved his 2023 season from total blowout with an impressive return to form at the Swiss Indoors, defending his title there to bring his career total up to five. The 23-year-old partnered up almost perfectly with Denis Shapovalov this time last season to see Canada win this tournament for the first time but he will shoulder a lot more of the responsibility this time around, although the likes of veterans Vasek Pospisil and Milos Raonic offer excellent options in seconds and doubles alongside youngsters Gabriel Diallo and Alexis Galarneau – who dragged their nation through to Malaga.
Finland stunned a sorry United States outfit in September to rightfully earn their first place at the Davis Cup Finals last eight but it remains to be seen how they fare now. World number 69 Emil Ruusuvuori is far better than his current deflated ranking suggests but it has been a very poor season by the Finn’s standards and he has struggled since stunning Tommy Paul in the Group Stages back in September. Similarly, world number 171 Otto Virtanen won all three of his group matches as Finland’s secret weapon in a spell of form that saw him almost break the top 100 but he has since failed to win a tour-level match.
Finland were hugely impressive in their round robin clashes with the USA and Netherlands but neither of their singles players bring any sort of form into this contest against the well-stacked defending champions. Two months ago you could have made a case for Emil Ruusuvuori stopping a seriously out-of-sorts Felix Auger-Aliassime but the Canadian looks ready to enjoy a resurgence into next season after his first poor spell on tour and the likes of Milos Raonic or Gabriel Diallo should have enough to stop Otto Virtanen if the youngster fails to rediscover his international form. Doubles will likely see veteran Vasek Pospisil partner up with one of big-serving Auger-Aliassime or Milos Raonic and the Canadians should be too powerful to falter even if the tie is live by then. Ack Canada to reach the semi-finals with room to spare.
BETTING TIP: CANADA TO WIN