Finland v Sweden Preview

July 12, 2013 | By

The Women’s 2013 European Championship’s continues on Saturday evening with both teams 2nd match of the competition taking place featuring Finland versus Sweden.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on BBC3, with a scheduled 20:30pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Finland v Sweden Preview, Women’s 2013 European Championship, Saturday 13th July 2013

The Finish Women’s team should be on a high after the recent result which held Italy to a goalless draw on the opening game of the tournament. If they can step up on Saturday against hosts Sweden who also had a great opening game holding Denmark to a 1-1 but sadly having 2 penalties saved.  It promises to be a good match with Finland’s coach Andree Jeglertz who is a Swede himself.

Sweden head into this match with an incredible record against the Fins, having played them 31 times through the years and winning a huge 26 games and drawing the remainder, meaning they have never lost against their opponents to date, not only that they have scored an outstanding amount of 105 goals while only conceding 14!

Finland v Sweden Team News

Finland Team News:

After the first game against the onslaught of Italy lucky Finland held on for a draw much the the frustration of the Italian Melania Gabbiadini who felt her team were far superior. With the Finish captain Maija Saari preparing to take Finland into this match with confidence she may have her work cut out with the two teams recent history. But with an impressive qualifier they certainly do have people who can fire home with the likes of Sanna Talonen and Linda Sailstrom who between them hit a total of 11 goals.

Sweden Team News:

After the recent welcome from the home fans the Swedish side were overwhelmed with the support they received on they opening match, with newcomer Jessica Samuelsson who has only been capped 7 times but even then has never played in front of a crowd this size, admitted the young right back after the match. In the side will be the bronze medal winning midfielder Marie Hammarstrom who scored the winning goal in the 2011 FIFA World Cup hosted in Germany, with even her mentioning the atmosphere in the recent match being just as big as that experience in 2011.

Finland v Swede EURO Head to Head Statistics

08/06/2005 – EURO Sweden – Finland 0 : 0
02/10/2004 – EURO Finland – Sweden
1 : 1
09/08/2003 – EURO Sweden – Finland 2 : 1
05/11/2000 – EURO PO Finland – Sweden
2 : 5 (agg: 3 – 10)

Who Has The Advantage?

Without a doubt Sweden have the absolute advantage here after having won 26 games and drawing 5 in the 31 times these two times have met, with the only confidence gained against Italy which could allow a win for Finland who have yet to taste that result against the dominant Swedes.

Average Goals Per Game?

For a little bit of fun I am averaging this total from the 31 games played by these two sides who have scored an incredible 119 goals between them, 105 of them coming from Sweden! Which gives us a high average of 3.8 goals per game.

Finland v Sweden Recent Form

Finland:  WDLDD
Sweden:  LLWWD

Sweden head into this match with more confidence than Finland could imagine after nearly beating Denmark 3-1 but sadly having 2 penalties saved. But with Finland’s result against Italy they could also be wanting to come into this match looking to break to0 many years of hurt having never beaten the Swedes.

Finland v Sweden Match Betting Odds Market.

Sweden are the clear favorites to win this match with the online firms which doesn’t surprise me in the least considering they have never lost to the Finish with having played them 31 times and scoring 105 times doing so. As favorites the current best price of 2/9 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers).

The only other result Finland have experienced against Sweden is a Draw and even then that is a minimal amount of times with the current best price of 6/1 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account. which for me would be huge value if Finland were not missing two of their best players for this tournament.

Finland would be extremely fortunate to grab a draw from this game let alone winning it as with their side missing their two most important players, I just can’t make any case for Finland to win this game and find the online bookmakers price of 16/1 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account. about right.

Finland v Sweden Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Although Finland done very well against Italy with earning a draw, I just can’t see them grabbing either a win or draw against the dominant Swedes, so for my bets I am going to attempt at a correct score instead.

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