Finland vs Italy – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 08.09.2019

Finland host this top-two encounter in Group J full of confidence after their 1-0 home win over Greece on Thursday night made it four wins in succession, after initially opening their group campaign with a 2-0 loss in Italy. All five of Finland’s group games have seen just one side score and produced under 2.5 goals.
They’ll be encouraged by their strong home form, having not lost in front of their own supporters since June, 2017. Five of Finland’s seven goals in the group so far came in the second-half of games; highlighting their eye for a goal late on.
Italy have control of the group having won all five games, the latest when coming from behind to win in Armenia. They actually have not lost a European Championship Qualifier since September, 2006. Roberto Mancini also has a positive record since taking charge (W8, D4, L2), with the team only failing to score twice during his reign.
‘Gli Azzurri’ have also demonstrated a willingness to go late in games under Mancini, proven by the fact they scored in the final 16 minutes in six of those eight wins, netting four goals in the last ten minutes alone. They may have been slightly flattered however, as two of their last four wins came when facing ten-men for at least 45 minutes.
Players to watch: Teemu Pukki has 11 goals in his last 21 caps for Finland, including four in his last three.
Andrea Belotti netted twice for Italy in their win over Armenia, and has nine goals in nine appearances for club & country this season.
Stat attack: Italy have won the last five H2H renewals, failing to concede a goal in the process.
Finland have scored a goal between the 50th-59th minute for three games running.
Italy have scored 16 goals in their last five matches, having taken 18 games prior to that to score as many.

Head-to-head matches: FINLAND – ITALY
23.03.19 EUR Italy Finland 2 : 0
06.06.16 FI Italy Finland 2 : 0
17.11.04 FI Italy Finland 1 : 0
11.06.03 EUR Finland Italy 0 : 2
29.03.03 EUR Italy Finland 2 : 0

Euro – Qualification – Round 6
Finland vs Italy
Kick-off: September 8, 19:45
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.49@BWIN