Belgium is looking for their third Group B win in a row to keep the momentum going at Euro 2020, but Finland is hoping to join them in the knockout stages.
Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils have earned the maximum six points from their first two games and will finish top of their group with a draw against Finland.
In terms of the Finns, Markku Kanerva’s men will win or draw if Russia loses to Denmark.
Date, start time, and location
Finland vs. Belgium is set to begin at 8 p.m. BST on Monday, June 21, 2021.
The game will take place at the Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg, Russia.
Where to watch Finland vs. Belgium on TV:
The game will be broadcast live on BBC One for free.
BBC iPlayer users in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the match online.
Team news for Finland vs. Belgium
Martinez has warned Finland that Belgium will not be lenient simply because they have already won. Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, and Axel Witsel are all expected to play, while Romelu Lukaku could keep his spot to remain in contention for the tournament’s top scorer.
The central defense will be led by Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Vermaelen, and Toby Alderweireld, and Martinez stated, “We’re here to try to be as good as we can, and that means you have to try to win every game.”
Teemu Pukki, Finland’s standout player, should be able to start up front for the third time in a row after being substituted in the 76th minute against Denmark and the 75th minute against Russia.
Predicted lineups for Finland vs. Belgium
Finlands Squad: Hradecky, O’Shaughnessy, Arajuuri, Toivio; Uronen, Kamara, Sparv, Kauko, Raitala; Pukki, Lod.
Belgium Squad: Courtois, Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, Carrasco; Mertens, Lukaku, E Hazard
Prediction for Finland vs. Belgium
Belgium started slowly against Denmark last time out, but their quality paid off in the second half – and the same should happen here.
Finland defeats Belgium 1-0.