“UEFA Nations League 2020-21”
The UEFA Nations League returns to the fold Using the Last Pair of group-stage fixtures as Finland lock horns with a resurgent Wales outfit at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Both teams have performed excellently so far in this league and might need to be at their best in this game.
Wales is now at the top of their League B group and just need a draw from this game to clinch a spot in League A.
The Wales team defeated the Republic of Ireland into a narrow 1-0 victory over the weekend also retains a slight upper hand going into this game.
Today’s other result saw Finland win 2-1 in Bulgaria.
If Cymru avoid defeat against the Finns on Wednesday here in Cardiff, we’ll be group champions and be promoted to League A for the next edition of the #NationsLeague. #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/lomQhvMcWY
— Wales 🏴 (@Cymru) November 15, 2020
Finland has 12 points from their five UEFA Nations League matches and desires a detailed success to beat Wales into the top spot in the group. The side has a formidable front line and edged Bulgaria into a 2-1 success in its previous match.
Wales vs Finland Head-to-Head
Wales has a marginal edge over Finland on the international stage and have won five games out of a total of 13 matches. Finland has handled four victories against Wales and will want to level the playing field this week.
Wales edged Finland to a narrow 1-0 victory in the last game held between the two sides in September. Kieffer Moore scored a winning goal in that match and will lead the Wales line yet again on Thursday.
Finland previous 5 matches:
Wales previous 5 matches:
Wales vs Finland Team News
Wales will miss these players against Finland as they were injured Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, Adam Davies, and first-choice goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
Ben Davies got up his second yellow card of the competition against Ireland and is suspended for this match.
Gareth Bale is fit for Wales’ upcoming games against the USA, the Republic of Ireland and Finland.
— BBC Sport Wales (@BBCSportWales) November 9, 2020
Wayne Hennessey, Adam Davies, Aaron Ramsey
Finland won’t want to tamper with a winning mix and therefore are unlikely to produce extreme changes to their starting combination for this particular match. The likes of Teemu Pukki and Marcus Forss are excellent for the group and will play a critical part in this fixture.
Wales vs Finland Predicted XI
Wales Predicted XI (4-3-3):
Danny Ward; Connor Roberts, Chris Mepham, Joe Rodon, Neco Williams; Ethan Ampadu, Joe Morrell, David Brooks; Gareth Bale, Kieffer Moore, Daniel James
Finland Predicted XI (4-4-2):
Matej Hradecky; Jere Uronen, Paulus Arajuuri, Joona Toivio, Nikolai Alho; Robert Taylor, Tim Sparv, Glen Kamara, Robin Lod; Marcus Forss, Teemu Pukki
Wales vs Finland Prediction
Wales 1-1 Finland