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Finland Vs Belgium Prediction And Odds

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Finland Vs Belgium Prediction And Odds

Finland take on Belgium, the world's top-ranked nation, in a must-win Euro 2020 game in St Petersburg on Monday night.

With a game to spare, Belgium ruthlessly sealed their fate to the knockout stages after a hard-fought 2-1 triumph over Denmark.

The Red Devils now face a Finnish side in desperate need of a win to guarantee qualification through to the next round - so expect tonight's game to be a lively affair.

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Belgium sealed their fate to the knockout stages after they beat Denmark 2-1 last time out
Belgium sealed their fate to the knockout stages after they beat Denmark 2-1 last time out

However, depending on the result between Russia and Denmark, a point could still see them book their place in the last 16 - and a loss could still see them through as one of the best third-place finishers.

Roberto Martinez and his star-studded Belgium side can cement their place at the top of the group with either a draw or victory this evening.

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The Red Devils remain one of the favourites to lift the trophy at the end of this summer's European Championships - and it comes as no surprise, too, especially given the talent in their squad.

With this summer's tournament now in full swing, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Finland vs Belgium to get your teeth stuck into.

Finland vs Belgium betting tips & predictions

Finland are 10/1 to win, with Belgium priced at 3/10 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 4/1.

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Prediction: 2-0 (9/2)

Half-Time/Full-Time Draw/Belgium (3/1)

Roberto Martinez boasts some of the most talented players on the planet - especially in Romelu Lukaku, a striker at the very top of his game at the moment.

Roberto Martinez boasts some of the most talented players on the planet amongst the ranks of his Belgium squad
Roberto Martinez boasts some of the most talented players on the planet amongst the ranks of his Belgium squad
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And unfortunately for Finland, this could very well be a 90-minute rout, with Belgium likely to go for the jugular from the first to last whistle.

However, with everything at stake for the Finnish side, we reckon their defence will be able to hold out for the first 45 minutes, with Belgium coming out all guns blazing in the second half.

And with that said, attractive odds of 3/1 is just too juicy of a price to miss, don't you think?

First goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku (7/2)

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In recent years, Belgium's success has been spearheaded by Inter Milan talisman Romelu Lukaku.

Scoring 30 goals in 44 games across all competitions for Inter, Lukaku's record at the international level is also outstanding - 62 goals from 94 caps.

Romelu Lukaku has scored 62 goals from 94 games for Belgium
Romelu Lukaku has scored 62 goals from 94 games for Belgium

The 28-year-old, widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, has been one for many to tip as the player to win the Golden Boot after bagging a brace against Russia.

And with Finland desperately needing a win tonight, their defence might be frail at times, especially when they send more men forward - and Lukaku will be sure to capitalise on just that.

Request A Bet: De Bruyne 2+ shots on target & Eden Hazard 1+ shot on target (4/1)

Roberto Martinez has warned Finland that his side will not go easy just because they are already through.

Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard put in exceptional performances against Denmark
Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard put in exceptional performances against Denmark

Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard were brought on by the Spaniard in their match against Denmark on Thursday and the pair changed the game for their side.

Hazard set up De Bruyne for his goal and De Bruyne had two shots on target in total - and we reckon they could both replicate that some form tonight.

Odds of 4/1 looks like an absolute steal and we're fully onboard with this one.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.

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Finland team news

Looking to cause a major upset against Belgium, Finnish head coach Markku Kanerva boasts a full-strength squad to select from.

Finland's standout player, Teemu Pukki, should be fit to start up front for a third straight game after being brought off in the 76th minute against Denmark and the 75th minute against Russia.

Belgium team news

Captain and talisman Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel being back from injury has given the Red Devils a much-needed boost.

All three made a significant impact when they were introduced against Denmark - especially Hazard and the match-winning De Bruyne.

Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku could keep his place so he can stay on the hunt to be the top scorer at the tournament. Could a Golden Boot be on the horizon?

Topics: Belgium, Euro 2020

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