Women Euro 2021 Qualifiers will be held today as Portugal host Finland in the Municipal Stadium 22 of Junho Vila Nova de Famalicão. Both teams are in Group E along with Scotland, Cyprus and Albania.
Despite being the favorites for today, Portugal will have a tough match ahead against Finland, as the Scandinavians are on top of Group E with 3 victories in 3 matches so far. Portugal played just once in the Qualifiers and secured an important away victory against Albania (0-1). The Portuguese team doesn't have a strong record against Finland, having won just 2 matches in 9 meetings and today they will rely heavily on their Captain to secure the 3 points. Claudia Neto scored an hat-trick last time the Portuguese beat Finland in 2016.
Inês Pereira; Ana Borges, D. Gomes, Sílvia Rebelo, J. Marchão; Vanessa Malho, Tatiana Pinto, Claudia Neto; Jéssica da Silva, M. F. Gomes, A. Norton
2 victories against Albania and a victory against Cyprus puts Finland on top of Group E. Despite having played against the weak sides of thr group, Finland showed strong performances in the 3 matches, having a scored a total of 15 goals and conceded just 1. A win today against Portugal will play an important role on their chances to qualify for next year's Euro at England, as the Portuguese along with the Scottish side are the two major contenders. Linda Sallstrom will be the major weapon as the striker already scored 7 goals in this qualifiying stage.
Korpela; Heroum, Westerlund, Kuikka, Koivisto; Alanen, Kollanen, Summanen, Oling; Franssi, Sallstrom
We predict that the Portuguese will face a strong opposition today as the Finnish are performing really well so far in the Group E and have the talent necessary to contain the Portuguese weapons.
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