FIN vs BEL Dream11: Belgium will be back in action later tonight as they square off to Finland at the Krestovsky Stadium. Finland have three points on board after they beat Denmark 1-0 in their first game. However, they then had to sustain a 1-0 defeat to Russia.
Talking about the standings, Finland have three points on board and are a spot below Russia who have the same points. The Finnish unit will have to get positive result, while, also hoping for Russia to lose to Denmark later tonight if they are to advance in the Round of 16. As for the Group B toppers, Belgium, they are being considered as one of the tournament favorites and rightfully so. The Red Devils have six points on board after securing a 3-0 win against Russia, followed up by a 2-1 win versus Denmark. They are expected to rest a few first team players, but could still pack a punch lter tonight.
Date: June 22, Tuesday
Kick-Off: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Krestovsky Stadium
The game will be broadcasted live on the Sony Sport Network, and can be streamed on Sonly Liv and Jio TV.
Head to Head
Surprisingly, it’s Finland who have had the upper hand with four wins from the last 11 games, while, Belgium have won three. Four games have ended on level terms.
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury concerns
Expected Changes and Strategy: L Hradecky should be starting in at goal, while, J Raital, D O’Shughnessy, P Arjurr, J Toivio and J Uronen could line up in defence. G Kamara, R Lod and L Vaisanen could accommodate the midfield region. J Pohjanpalo and T Pukki are in contention to lead the attack up front.
Finland Starting XI (Likely)
Lukas Hradecky; Jukka Raital, Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Paulus Arajuuri, Jeona Toivio, Jere Uronen; Glen Kamara, Robin Lod, Leo Vaisanen; Joel Pohjanpalo, Teemu Pukki
Injury Report and Unavailability: Timothy Castagne is on the sidelines due to injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: T Courtois should be starting in at goal, while, T Alderweireld, D Boyata and J Denayer could feature as the back four in defence. T Meunier, L Dndoncker, Y Tielemans and T Hazard are expected to start in at the midfield region. K De Bruyne, R Lukaku and E Hazard are anticipated to lead the attack up top.
Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Dedryck Boyata, Jason Denayer; Thomas Meunier, Leander Dendoncker, Youri Tielemans, Thorgan Hazard; Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard
Romelu Lukaku is the usual candidate the odds are in favor of to get the first goal for Belgium by 5/2. The centre forward has registered two goals from the last two appearances.
The odds in favor of Teemu Pukki to get the first goal are 15/2 for Finland. Pukki netted 26 goals and four assists from 41 appearances in the Championship this season.
Kevin De Bruyne can play a pivotal role in the midfield region for Belgium. The Manchester City star man has registered. The 29-year-old has a goal, and an assist in the last game while coming off the bench. He is expected to be in charge of the set pieces.
Thomas Meunier has a goal, an assist, and a pass accuracy of 82% from the two appearances for Belgium.
GK: L Hradecky
DEF: T Alderweireld, D Boyata, T Meunier, D OShaughnessy
MID: K D Bruyne, T Hazard, R Lod
FOR: R Lukaku, M Batshuyui, T Pukki
Although, Roberto Martine is likely to bench a few first team players, Belgium still have ample quality to get the win here as per the FIN vs BEL Today Match Prediction odds by 1.37 as per 1XBET.