Greece vs Finland Betting Preview – 15/11/2018

Greece vs Finland Betting Preview – 15/11/2018

Greece vs Finland

As one of their less successful names in European football, Finland are flying under the radar somewhat but they’re in a remarkable run of form. They’ve won each of their four games in the Nations League so far, and a point against Greece would confirm them the top spot – and promotion – from the group.

Greece will have fancied their chances to be promoted from this Nations League group and could keep a flicker of hope alive if they beat Finland here and move within three points of them. However, they lost last month away to them and have to improve if they’re to do any better at home.

They have improved somewhat since they reached a nadir under Claudio Ranieri a few years back, but failed to qualify for the World Cup and have been patchy in recent months under manager Angelos Anastasiadis, alternating between wins and defeats in their last seven fixtures.

However, they’ve mostly been travelling to play friendlies over the summer, and just one of their four Nations League matches has been on home soil, with that a 1-0 win over Hungary. Paddy Power offer odds of 10/11 with Paddy Power, which can be extended to 19/10 with BetVictor to win to nil, which is likely if they are to win: both of their wins in the Nations League have come with a clean sheet, and none of Finland’s last eight games have seen a goal at both ends.

Finland, after years of miserably failing to qualify for the summer tournaments for years, are one of the success stories of the Nations League format, given regular genuinely competitive fixtures against beatable opposition. They’re thriving, with four wins out of four and not a goal conceded, taking their overall record to six wins, none conceded.

Norwich’s forward Teemu Pukki has been making headlines in the Championship with a brace in each of his last two games, and he’s delivering the goods for his national team too with five goals in his last five games, including the winner in three Nations League 1-0 wins over Hungary and Estonia home and away. The Norwich man can be backed at 16/5 with Unibet to score anytime.

Only one of Finland’s last eight games has featured three goals or more, and none of them have seen a goal at both ends. Given Greece’s games also tend to be low-scoring – only one of their last eight has seen more than two goals – it’s a safe bet to bet to back less than 2.5 goals at 4/9 with Skybet, who also provide odds of 4/7 for both teams not to score.

Finland beat Greece in this fixture last month at home, but they haven’t had a good record on the road. Their recent form has largely been down to results at home, where they’ve won five in a row. They did go to Estonia and win in this competition, but only won two of seven before that and were defeated in crucial World Cup qualifiers in Ukraine, Turkey and Iceland. They’re in good form but this is their hardest test of the Nations League to date.

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