Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Wednesday’s football game at Olympiastadion in Helsinki pits together Finland and Republic of Ireland. The Finns aim to build on a 2-0 win over Bulgaria, and a triumph over Ireland will see them keep their promotion hopes alive. Experienced attacker Teemu Pukki, who provided an assist for Robert Taylor at the weekend, will be the man to watch in the home team. The Boys in Green, on the other hand, head into the match following a goalless draw with Wales.
Ireland are eyeing their fourth clean sheet in all competitions, but we do not believe that they are capable of preventing Finland attackers from scoring in Helsinki. The hosts want this win more than the visitors, and we predict that they are going to pick up all three points from the match. James McClean is banned for the visiting team, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.