Wales take on Finland on the final matchday this week with hopes of promotion from League B Group 4 in the UEFA Nations League. The match schedules for Wednesday with kickoff at 10:45 pm.
The host head into the match at the top of the group with 13 points with five matches, which is one point better off than their opponents. In the reverse fixture two months ago, the away side fell for a 2-0 defeat to their Wednesday opponents.
Wales put an unimpressive display last Sunday against the Republic of Ireland but in the end, manage to get the job done. Youngster David Brooks netted the goal of the night that marked their sixth meeting between the two sides in three years. The win ensured that the Dragons are still in control of their own destiny.
All their last four wins in the UEFA Nations League victories came with the same 1-0 scoreline. Furthermore, their equalizing game came from the second half in the dying minutes of the game.
The 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland that makes it one defeat in 13 matches for Wales with their 3-0 friendly loss to England last month. When it comes to competitive matches, Wales currently is running seven games without a defeat. Each of the seven games, the Dragons have managed to keep a clean sheet making it their best defensive record.
Wales vs Finland Head to Head
Both sides have 12 games against each other with both teams picking four wins against each other. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Wales 1-0 Ireland
Wales 0-0 USA
Bulgaria 0-1 Wales
Ireland 0-0 Wales
England 3-0 Wales
Bulgaria 1-2 Finland
France 0-2 Finland
Finland 1-0 Ireland
Finland 2-0 Bulgaria
Poland 5-1 Finland
Wales Team News
Despite concerns by Jose Mourinho over the fitness of Gareth Bale, he played the full 90 minutes against the Republic of Ireland. The Real Madrid star remains available for the clash with minimal changes to the starting XI. We expect a back five with Davies and Williams taking the wing-back positions.
Finland Team News
Joel Pohjanpalo remains unavailable for the clash after picking an injury during their last encounter with Bulgaria in Sofia. Matthew Smith continues pushing for a recall in holding midfield. Kieffer Moore sets to get the nod up top in the attack.
Prediction and Odds
Wales have kept a clean sheet in their last five matches in League B Group 4 hence we expect the same.
Goals Under 2.5
Away: No Score