class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Ryan Giggs' men travel to Helsinki for their first Nations League fixture and our tipster is backing a close affair in the Finnish capital on Thursday
Wales begin their Nations League campaign on Thursday night with a trip to Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland.
The Dragons won two and lost two of their games in this tournament last time it was held, using that momentum to qualify for Euro 2020.
They will be joined at the championships by Finland, who reached the finals for the first time ever when they finished as runners-up behind Italy with six wins from 10 games.
Finland vs Wales Latest Odds
Wales have won three of their last five competitive games and bet365 make them 13/10 (2.30) favourites to start with a win on Thursday.
Finland have lost just one of their last 10 competitive home games, with Italy the only side to have won there in that time, but are 9/4 (3.25) outsiders with bet365.
A draw would probably be a welcome result for both sides and that is offered at 21/10 (3.10).
Finland vs Wales Team News
Ashley Williams, Aaron Ramsey, David Brooks and Tyler Roberts have all withdrawn from Ryan Giggs’ squad, but there could be debuts for Liverpool full-back Neco Williams and Manchester United’s Dylan Levitt.
Paulus Arajuuri is injured and will miss Finland’s next two Nations League games, whilst Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki is set to lead the line in Helsinki.
Finland vs Wales Preview
Giggs’ tenure in charge of Wales has been fairly impressive with nine wins from 19 games, while he has also led them to the European Championship, which will give him and his side confidence for this Nations League campaign.
However, Finland have proven a tough nut to crack at home in recent years, keeping four clean sheets in five games during Euro 2020 qualifying as well as not conceding at home during the previous Nations League.
Whilst strong at the back, the Nordic side scored just five times in six Nations League fixtures in the last edition and six of their 10 home goals during Euro 2020 qualifying came against the bottom two sides.
Finland vs Wales Tips and Predictions
It is set to be a tight affair in Helsinki and opposing both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) with bet365 offers good value for punters in this Nations League clash.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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