2020-21 UEFA Nations League: Republic of Ireland vs Finland

After scraping a draw in Bulgaria on Thursday, Republic of Ireland face a tough test as they welcome Finland to Aviva Stadium in Dublin for their second Nations League B4 match of the season. 

If Wales fails to beat Bulgaria in their clash, a win for either Republic of Ireland or Finland could send them top of Group B4 with four rounds left over the next two months.


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Republic of Ireland have no fresh injury concerns to report from Thursday’s trip to Bulgaria with a full squad available for selection.

Finland have no fresh injury concerns with a full squad available for selection, including defender – Daniel O’Shaughnessy who opted to represent Finland over the Republic of Ireland.


Stat Attack

  • Republic of Ireland are unbeaten in five previous meetings against Finland in all competitions (W3, D2)
  • Finland have conceded three goals in two of three previous trips to Republic of Ireland (D1, L2)
  • Republic of Ireland are unbeaten in their last eight home games dating back to June 2018 (W5, D3).
  • Finland have won just two of their last six away matches in all competitions (W2, L4).
  • Each of Republic of Ireland’s last 18 home goals have all been scored by different individual players, dating back to October 2016.



After a positive attacking display in Bulgaria, Stephen Kenny will be keen for his Irish team to kick on and find that clinical edge but they’re are coming up against a stern Finland team, who pushed Wales all the way on Thursday despite falling to a narrow one goal defeat.

Finland however don’t boast a great defensive record with seven goals conceded in three visits and if Ireland can find that clinical edge then this should be a routine home win.

Prediction: Republic of Ireland 2-0 Finland

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