Wales vs Finland Prediction, 11/18/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wales vs Finland
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Location: Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales
Odds/Point Spread: Wales (-109) Finland (+319)
Joel Pohjanpalo and Finland (4-0-1 in Nations League) travel to Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on Wales (4-1-0 in Nations League). The goalies expected to start will be Wayne Hennessey for Wales and Lukas Hradecky for Finland. The moneyline on this game has Wales coming in at -109 and the Finns are priced at +319. The over/under is set at 2.
Wales as a team have 4 goals this tournament, which is 38th in the league. They have launched 41 shots at their opponents goal with 15 on target, which is a 36.6% SOT percentage. Their players have committed 73 fouls as well as having drawn 67 fouls in this tournament. Wales has controlled possession of the ball for 48.4% of the time.
Harry Wilson is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the Welsh. Wilson has started 293 outings during his soccer career while he scores 0.75 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Wales has totaled 218 goals in 26,076 mins played. He has totaled 48 assists while accumulating 33 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Gareth Bale, the forward who is from Wales. Bale has played 18,132 mins during 200 career starting assignments and has been handed 40 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 30 times so far in his career and he has scored 30 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.15 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Wales is Wayne Hennessey. Hennessey has seen the field for 25,805 minutes and has accumulated 981 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.47 (421 goals allowed) and his save percentage is .703. The keeper representing Wales has seen 1,396 shots tried against him in 286 starting assignments. Hennessey (94-68-124 record in his career) has accumulated 78 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.3% shutout percentage.
Finland has tallied 58 total fouls this tournament (40th in Nations League) with 54 fouls against them. In the UEFA Nations League, they are controlling possession of the ball 48% of the game. The Finns average 3.2 shots on target per 90 minutes while having earned 6 goals so far in the tournament. They have been able to connect on 33.3% of their shots on target on 48 total shots.
Joel Pohjanpalo will need to provide a lift for Finland. The forward who is from Finland has accumulated 7,771 professional minutes while scoring 11 goals. He has earned 13 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped on a goal 5 times. He currently averages 0.13 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 86 matches during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Teemu Pukki, the forward representing Finland. Pukki has been given a total of 10 yellow card cautions in 12,936 mins (147 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.43. He has collected 62 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 27 times.
Lukas Hradecky will be residing in front of the goal for Finland. Hradecky has racked up 90 shutouts and defended 1,190 shots tried against him in 26,279 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of .701 and his shutout rate is currently at 30.8%. He has surrendered 1.26 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 120-75-96. Thus far in his career, Hradecky has conceded 367 goals and has 833 saves in 292 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Finland (+319)
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