The UEFA European Championship 2020 action won’t stop. Group B Matchday 2 will start with the clash between Finland and Russia at Krestovsky Stadium this Wednesday, June 16. Find out here what you need to know about the soccer match including predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Finland will try to carry the momentum from their win over Denmark on Matchday 1. Of course, it was a bittersweet victory after the two teams experienced horrific moments when Danish Christian Eriksen fell on the pitch unconscious. But thanks to Joel Pohjanpalo’s header and Lukas Hradecky saving on a penalty kick, Finland have real chances to reach the next round in their first Euro appearance.
Meanwhile, Russia is coming to Matchday after a 3-0 loss to Belgium. Is their second successive 3-0 defeat in the Euro finals and they really need to get some points if they want to get through the group stage.
Finland vs Russia: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
Time: 9:00 AM (ET).
Location: Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg.
Finland vs Russia: Time by State in the US
ET: 9:00 AM
CT: 8:00 AM
MT: 7:00 AM
PT: 6:00 AM
Finland vs Russia: Storylines
Since the 1990s, Russia has four victories from four encounters against Finland and they have scored 15 goals. In fact, Finland manager Markku Kanerva was on the pitch when the Russians beat Finland 6-0 in 1995.
In their 18 fixtures, Russia has only suffered a defeat but it was in the 1912 Olympic Games. So, Russia has hopes to end a bad run in the Euro finals. They haven’t got a victory in their last six Euro finals games, with two draws and 4 losses.
The last time they won in the Euro finals was a 4-1 over the Czech Republic in June 2012. And their last three games at the Euros finals have ended in losses, but they have never lost four in a row and they want to keep it that way.
How to watch or live stream Finland vs Russia in the US
The game between Finland and Russia, to be played this Wednesday June 16, will be broadcasted in the US by SiriusXM FC, PrendeTV, ESPN, TUDN Radio.
Finland vs Russia: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers have already done their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, Russia is the clear favorite with odds of -150, while Finland has +480. A tie would end up in a +250 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel