Finland and San Marino will conclude their Group H campaign in EURO qualification on Monday evening. Neither team has a chance of finishing in the top two positions in the group, but the Finns are already looking ahead to a significant playoff tie in early 2024.
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The final matches in Group H will take place on Monday, but two sides with nothing to play for in context of the group will lock horns. Finland will finish outside of the top two places, meaning that their hopes of reaching the major tournament next summer will hinge on a playoff tie in early 2024.
The nation comes into this international break in really disappointing form, as they have suffered three straight defeats against Denmark, Slovenia, and Kazakhstan. They will be looking to build momentum on Friday against Northern Ireland, before making the trip to San Marino. Finland will be looking to rediscover their form before a huge showdown in the playoffs next year.
History could beckon for Finland, as they have only gained qualification to the EUROs on one previous occasion. That came at the previous edition of the tournament, as they landed a group stage win over Denmark, before being eliminated in the group stage of the tournament.
San Marino will once again finish bottom of a qualification group, as they have failed to pick up a single point from eight matches. However, they will take confidence from the fact that they found the net in the previous international break in a 2-1 loss against Denmark. That confidence may give them the slimmest of chances of once again scoring against a rival this week.
San Marino vs Finland Head to Head
Finland have landed victories in each of the five previous encounters between these nations. They landed a 6-0 success in the most recent clash earlier this year, meaning that they have now scored 21 goals in total against San Marino since 2004. Meanwhile, they have conceded just once against their Group H rivals.
San Marino vs Finland Prediction
Finland look to be the standout selection for this final day fixture in Group H on Monday. We expect them to run out convincing winners against their rivals, meaning that the best betting selection could be the on the visitors on the (-3) handicap.
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