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Scotland vs Finland Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast | International Friendlies 2024

Published at :June 6, 2024 at 1:04 PM
Modified at :June 6, 2024 at 1:04 PM
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Syed Talib Haider


The Tartan Army will take on Finland in a friendly before the Euro 2024 opener against Germany.

Scotland wrap up their Euro 2024 preparations by hosting Finland in an international friendly on Friday night. With a trip to Germany nearing, the Tartan Army must find a rhythm to their game. Meanwhile, this match serves as Finland’s final test before they gear up for the UEFA Nations League in September.

Despite struggling to break down Gibraltar in their last outing, the Scots are eager to deliver a convincing performance at Hampden Park and boost their morale ahead of the major tournament. However, Scotland’s preparations have been marred by injuries.

On the other hand, Finland, who narrowly missed out on a Euro 2024 spot, have shown promise with a win against Estonia and a strong performance against Portugal in the last game. Although Scotland will face a strong Finnish side, they boast an eight-match unbeaten streak against their opponents, a record they will be looking to extend on home soil.

Kick-off

Friday, 7 June 2024 at 7:45 PM UK time

Saturday, 8 June 2024 at 12:15 AM IST

Location: Hampden Park

Form

Scotland: D-D-L-L-W

Finland: W-W-L-W-L

Players to watch

Che Adams (Scotland)

Che Adams has taken his EFL Championship form into the international break. He was among the goalscorers during his side’s 2-0 victory over Gibraltar. Adams will be looking to get into the grove before facing Germany in the Euro 2024 opener.

Teemu Pukki (Finland)

Teemu Pukki is known for more than just his goal threat; his runs behind defences are crucial as well. His exploits with Minnesota in the MLS have not gone unnoticed. Now, Pukki must do the same for his national side.

Match facts

  • Scotland are on a eight-match unbeaten run against Finland
  • Finland have two defeats in their last five games

Scotland vs Finland: Betting Tips and Odds

  • Tip 1: Match to end in a draw
  • Tip 2: Both teams to score
  • Tip 3: Goals in both the halves

Injury and Team News

The hosts are likely to give some rest to key players in this friendly. Ryan Porteous, John McGinn, Ross McCrorie and Lawrence Shankland are all likely to be on the bench rather than starting here.

For the visitors, Teemu Pukki who scored a brace of goals against Portugal in a friendly is more than likely to be the first name on the team sheet.

Head-to-head

Matches: 3

Scotland: 2

Finland: 0

Draws: 1

Predicted Lineup

Scotland predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Gunn (GK); Ralston, McKenna, Hanley, Tierney; Jack, Gilmour; Christie, McGregor, Forrest; Adams

Finland predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Hradecky (GK); Alho, Vaisanen, Jensen, Niskanen; Suhonen, Peltola; Talvitte, Lod, Antman; Pukki

Match Prediction

While Scotland have the upper hand according to their head-to-head record in the fixture, we predict a draw. Both teams look strong going into the fixture with good recent forms.

Prediction: Scotland 2-2 Finland

Telecast

India: Sony Sports Network, Sony Liv

UK: Premier Sports 2

USA: ESPN, Fox Sports

Nigeria: No Telecast

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