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class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With both sides struggling for cutting edge in front of goal, Al Hain-Cole expects a tight friendly clash between the Dragons and Kanerva’s men
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Wales will be looking to warm up for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers with a win when they travel to Helsinki to take on Finland in Wednesday’s friendly encounter.
The Dragons enjoyed a mixed summer at Euro 2020, securing their place in the knockout stages in impressive style before losing 4-0 to Denmark in the last 16.
Finland vs Wales latest odds
Wales are available at 6/4 (2.50) with bet365 to put that defeat behind them by coming out on top at the Helsingin Olympiastadion.
Markku Kanerva’s men were able to celebrate a victory over Denmark before going out at the group stage at their first ever major international tournament this summer and Finland are priced at 2/1 (3.00) to emerge victorious here.
Each of the hosts’ last four World Cup qualifiers have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 2/1 (3.00) on them being held to another stalemate in this one.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go
The game is being shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football in the United Kingdom (UK). Sky Go will be streaming the game live online.
Finland vs Wales team news
Carljohan Eriksson, Urho Nissila and Santeri Hostikka will all be hoping to make their international debuts after joining up with a squad that otherwise largely resembles the European Championship team.
Neco Williams, Joe Rodon, George Thomas, David Brooks and Aaron Ramsey have all pulled out of the squad due to injury, although Gareth Bale is set to take part.
Finland vs Wales preview
Having opened with a 1-0 victory over the Danes at the Euros, Finland struggled to build on that and exited without celebrating another goal.
That was no great surprise considering their tag as underdogs, as well as a conservative style of play that has now seen them score just once in five fixtures.
Nevertheless, having conceded a relatively modest six goals in those five matches, they will back themselves to hold firm against a visiting team currently without Ramsey’s key presence in attack.
Indeed, Rob Page’s side have found the net just three times in six matches themselves, although did run out 1-0 winners at this ground in last year’s Nations League meeting.
Finland vs Wales predictions
All in all, odds of 5/6 (1.83) seem generous on this match proving similarly tight and seeing no more than one side getting on target when Finland take on Wales.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.