Italy and Finland meet at Stadio Communale Friuli, in a match for this phase of the Qualification Round for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). There is only a record of 1 direct match in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 06-06-2016, which ended with the victory of Itália by (2-0). The Finland presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 7 wins and 8 draws in their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 6 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home victory over the United States by (1-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Italia won 4 and tied 6. Defensive consistency has not been their best, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, since who scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback.
Acting at home in this first round, the Italian team hopes to start the championship on the right foot. This selection is one of the great favorites to a place of access for the European Championship, therefore, you want to try it within the four lines, showing excellent football and conquering points. In the last match Italy won a victory over the United States team by the score of 1×0. The coach must present on the field what is best available to him, so he will have a very competitive team in the field.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, as it did not have to play any of the eliminatory before this group stage. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they lost with Hungary out by (2-0). In the last 8 away matches Finland has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. Their defense has been very solid, since they only suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.
Finland knows about the difficulties it will face in the competition, but wants to make nice and manage to create difficulties for the owners of the house. In order to resist the selection of Italy, Finland will have to show a strong defensive sector, which will need to neutralize the offensive plays of the locals, trying not to suffer goals. A tie will already be something very commemorated, because looking to conquer against one of the favorite selections would be something very positive. In the last match Finland ended up being defeated by Estonia by the score of 2×1. The coach must not have important absences for this game.