On Thursday, in their Euro 2024 qualifying playoff Path A semi-final, Wales will face off against Finland at the Cardiff City Stadium, hoping for another taste of playoff success.

Squaring off against Poland or Estonia for a spot in Germany, the victor of the Cardiff match will join the likes of the Netherlands, France, and Austria in Group D of the final event.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Wales to win: ⚽1.87 at Bet9ja
Both teams to score: 🥅2.12 at 1xbet
Over 3.5 goals: ✅4.45 at Sportybet

Wales and Finland: Previous Games 

The last time these two teams played each other was in a September 2021 friendly. A scoreless tie was the final score.

With two victories and a draw from their last three meetings against Finland, Wales comes into this game riding high.

Out of the last four head-to-head matches between these two teams, just one resulted in three or more goals.

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Probable Wales Lineup

Ward; Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Roberts, Ampadu, Levitt, Williams; Wilson, Johnson; Moore

Probable Finland Lineup

Betting tips: Wales x Finland

Check out our predictions of the day for Wales vs Finland

Prediction 1: Wales x Finland / Wales to win

Wales and Finland are playing in the playoffs with high hopes of advancing. Being at home is a significant plus for Wales. Still, they need to be cautious against Finland, a team that showed remarkable perseverance in their group and earned a spot in the previous European Championships. We still think Wales will win by a hair’s breadth because of their stellar home record over European teams ranked mid-to-lower.

Prediction 2: Wales x Finland / Both teams to score

Robert Taylor, a midfielder, has opted to remain with Inter Miami during the international break, while Marcus Forss is sidelined with an injury; both players would have been excellent additions to Kanerva’s bench.

With the firepower provided by Joel Pohjanpalo, who has been instrumental for Venezia in Serie B this season, Finland will be sure to make an impression in Cardiff. It seems like Page will switch up Leeds’s reliable defensive pairing of Joe Rodon and Ethan Ampadu, moving Ampadu to the middle of the field. This move might be worth considering for the future.

However, Wales also has the talent to score goals thanks to Harry Wilson, David Brooks, and Dan James, while Brennan Johnson has scored three goals in his previous seven Tottenham outings, so he is back on track. Also, if things become very tight, Kieffer Moore might have an effect coming off the bench.

Prediction 3: Wales x Finland / Over 3.5 goals

The goalkeeper situation is a significant headache for Welsh boss Rob Page. Among his four possibilities, not a single one has played any club football at all this year. The starting nod will likely go to Danny Ward, despite letting up four goals in his last game for Leicester’s U-21 squad. Going ahead, goals were scored in all three of Wales’ most recent encounters. Three or more goals were scored in Finland’s previous four qualifying matches. We believe goals will be scored on both the left and right of the pitch. We are going a tricky over 3.5 goals.