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Nations League 12 October: Estonia vs Finland preview

Nations League 12 October: Estonia vs Finland preview

Estonia vs Finland 21:45 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
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This is the third match in the UEFA Nations League C Group 2 for both teams. Estonia lost to Greece in their opening game 0-1 and Finland beat Hungary 1-0 at home. Finland and Estonia then met in Turku where Finland won 1-0.

Form and Stats:

Estonia has been in bad form recently. In their last 10 games they have managed to beat only Vanuatu 1-0 and Lithuania 2-0. They have lost five or their last six games and scoring only three goals in those games. In their last 10 home games, they have won 3, drawn once and lost 6 games. In those 10 games, they failed to score only 3 times. Twice against Greece and once against Belgium. In 4 of those games, they kept a clean sheet (Gibraltar, Croatia, Cyprus and Lithuania).

Finland´s form is completely opposite. They have won 6, drawn 3 and lost only 1 of their last 10 games. In those games they have failed to score twice (Romania and Macedonia) and kept 6 clean sheets. In their last 5 away games they have beaten Jordan and Kosovo, drawn against Croatia and Austria and lost to Romania.

Team News:

Estonia will be without the experienced defenders Enar Jääger (Vålerenga 126 caps) and Captain Ragnar Klavan (Cagliari 125 caps). These are the only two players who missed the last game against Finland. They will also miss defender Tamm.

Finland will only miss Joni Kauko from the squad who was named to play Estonia. They have gotten back Glen Kamara to replace him. Also Finland has added Petteri Forsell into the squad after his good start with Miedz Legnica in the Polish Ekstraklasa. Pyry Soiri and Paulus Arajuuri are doubts due to minor injuries and it could be that they will not play in this match.

Previous meetings:

Finland 1-0 Estonia  – Nations League Sep 2018
Finland 3-0 Estonia – Friendly Nov 2018
Finland 0-2 Estonia – Friendly Jun 2015
Estonia 0-2 Finland – Baltic Cup May 2014
Estonia 1-2 Finland – Baltic Cup Jun 2012

Prediction:

Finland was the better team in the first game and they are the team in form. There could be goals in this match though as Estonia usually is able to score at home. Finland will also have 3000 fans in the stands so this will give the visitors a boost. Over 2.0AH goals is the main pick.

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