Finland vs Northern Ireland prediction, odds and betting tips 17/11/2023

Finland
17/11/23 - 17:00

Finished

4

-

0

Northern Ireland

Finland - Northern Ireland

Euro 2024 Qualifying - Helsinki Olympic Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Finland and Northern Ireland meet at the Helsingin Olympiastadion in the European Championship qualifiers on Friday, November 17th. Finland can strengthen their push for qualification with a win over struggling Northern Ireland this week. Read our European Championship qualifiers predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Finland vs Northern Ireland

Finland need a win over Northern Ireland to reignite their Euro 2024 qualification hopes in Helsinki on Friday evening. Read our top Finland vs Northern Ireland predictions for this week’s fixture below.

Finland to Win

  • Finland beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in Belfast when the teams met there back in March.
  • Northern Ireland have lost six of their eight matches in Group H overall.
  • Finland have secured four victories in eight games in the group so far.
  • Finland avoided defeat in six of their last ten assignments on home soil.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • Just one goal hit the net when Finland toppled Northern Ireland in March.
  • Four of Finland’s last seven group fixtures have produced under 2.5 goals.
  • Under 2.5 goals also landed in five of Northern Ireland’s last seven matches.
  • Three of Northern Ireland’s four away games in Group H have featured two or fewer goals.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Finland vs Northern Ireland

Check out our detailed list of key stats for Friday’s clash featuring Finland vs Northern Ireland below, alongside a nifty tool to help you choose the juiciest odds.

Head to Head

26/03/23

Euro 2023 Qualifying Euro

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Finland

Finland

0

1

11/10/15

Euro 2015 Qualifying Euro

Finland

Finland

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1

1

29/03/15

Euro 2015 Qualifying Euro

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Finland

Finland

2

1

Last Five - Finland

20/11/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

San Marino

San Marino

Finland

Finland

1

2

W

17/11/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Finland

Finland

0

4

W

17/10/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Finland

Finland

2

1

L

14/10/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Slovenia

Slovenia

Finland

Finland

3

0

L

10/09/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Denmark

Denmark

Finland

Finland

1

0

L

Last Five - Northern Ireland

20/11/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Denmark

Denmark

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

0

2

W

17/11/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Finland

Finland

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

4

0

L

17/10/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Slovenia

Slovenia

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1

0

L

14/10/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

San Marino

San Marino

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

0

3

W

10/09/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1

0

L

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Finland – Northern Ireland odds and probability figures ahead of Friday’s match below.

Finland odds: 10/11 (1.91) – 52.4%

Draw odds: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%

Northern Ireland odds: 16/5 (4.20) – 23.8%

Finland have been installed as this week’s expected winners and the probability of a home win is currently hovering at 52.4% ahead of Friday’s fixture. The hosts are also on the books at 9/5 (2.80) in the win to nil department, an outcome that has an implied probability of 35.7%.

Elsewhere, you can back the Scandinavians to have their noses in front at the break in the half-time result market at 17/10 (2.70).

Finland vs Northern Ireland Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Finland vs Northern Ireland lineups and team news for Friday’s European Championship qualifiers battle below. If you’re looking for more of the best football betting tips today, make sure to follow the link.

Finland

Jesse Joronen, Leo Vaisanen, Sauli Vaisanen, Daniel O'Shaughnessy, Oliver Antman, Ilmari Niskanen, Onni Valakari and Marcus Foss are all missing from the Finland's squad for various reasons this week.

Predicted Lineup for Finland: Hradecky – Hoskonen, Ivanov, Jensen – Alho, Karinen, Kamara, Taylor – Pohjanpalo, Hakans, Pukki

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland are currently without the services of Jonny Evans, Conor Bradley, Ali McCann, Gavin Whyte, Shane Ferguson and Shayne Lavery. Shea Charles is suspended and won't be involved either. Northern Ireland are positioned in second last place in Group H.

Predicted Lineup for Northern Ireland: Peacock-Farrell – Hume, Toal, McNair, Lewis – Jones, Smyth, Lyons, Thompson, Taylor – Magennis

Player to Watch – Teemu Pukki

With 38 goals in 116 appearances for his country, Teemu Pukki is the top scorer in Finland’s squad, though the veteran frontman has found goals hard to come by of late. The 33-year-old managed to notch just once in his last nine runouts for the Finns and Pukki will be keen to get back on the goal-scoring trail as soon as possible.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Finland

Finland
4-3-3
1
Lukas Hradecky
fi
17
Nikolai Alho
fi
5
Miro Tehno
fi
4
Robert Ivanov
fi
16
Matti Peltola
fi
6
Glen Kamara
fi
11
Rasmus Schuller
fi
14
Kaan Kairinen
fi
19
Fredrik Jensen
fi
20
Joel Pohjanpalo
fi
21
Daniel Hakans
fi
Substitutes
22
Noah Pallas
fi
9
Benjamin Kallman
fi
15
Lucas Lingman
fi
23
Hugo Keto
fi
12
Viljami Sinisalo
fi
2
Arttu Hoskonen
fi
18
Jere Uronen
fi
13
Pyry Soiri
fi
10
Teemu Pukki
fi
8
Robin Lod
fi
7
Robert Taylor
fi
3
Richard Jensen
fi

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland
4-4-1-1
12
Conor Hazard
gb
5
Eoin Toal
gb
17
Paddy McNair
gb
4
Daniel Ballard
gb
2
Trai Hume
gb
8
Ross McCausland
gb
6
George Saville
gb
15
Jordan Thompson
gb
3
Jamal Lewis
gb
14
Isaac Price
gb
10
Dion Charles
gb
Substitutes
7
Conor McMenamin
gb
20
Brodie Spencer
gb
1
Stephen McMullan
gb
19
Terry Devlin
gb
21
Josh Magennis
gb
13
Dale Taylor
gb
22
Ciaron Brown
gb
23
Luke Southwood
gb
9
Conor Washington
gb
11
Jordan Jones
gb
16
Callum Marshall
gb
18
Michael Forbes
gb

Finland vs Northern Ireland prediction


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