After suffering a disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Belgium, Russia will aim to produce a quick response as they face a tricky battle against Finland on matchday two.

Romelu Lukaku was on form and caused huge problems for the Russians, putting two into the net with his teammate, Meunier, adding the other.

Finland, in comparison, experienced a bright start to the competition, clinching a 1-0 victory over Denmark. The game was initially brought to a halt after a scary incident on Christian Eriksen but was restarted a few hours later.

Russia to provide quick response

Russia no doubt faced a much superior side in Belgium which possess a lot of quality players. In this match however, they will have a less quality side to deal with.

Artem Dzyuba will be in the spotlight and will be looked at to score the goals for his team. Finland will also hope Teemu Pukki comes to the party and help the team to a second consecutive win.

Russia have scored at least three goals against Finland in their last three battles and could produce a similar outcome on Wednesday.

Team news

Finland predicted XI: Hradecky, Uronen, O’Shaughnessy, Arajuuri, Toivio, Raitala, Kamara, Sparv, Lod, Pukki, Pohjanpalo

Russia predicted XI: Shunin, Zhirkov, Dzhikiya, Semyonov, Fernandes, Ozdoyev, Barinov, Kuzyayev, Golovin, Zobnin

The odds

Russia are heavy favorites to win this tie, with Betway pricing their odds of winning at 1.63. Finland, in comparison, have their odds priced at 5.57. The chances of the game producing more than two goals have been pinned at 2.28 odds.

Finland v Russia head-to-head

10th June 2009: Finland 0-3 Russia (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)

15th October 2008: Russia 3-0 Finland (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)

15th November 1995: Russia 3-1 Finland (UEFA European championship qualifiers)

16th August 1995: Finland 0-6 Russia (UEFA European championship qualifiers)

Russia have been superior to their upcoming opponents on head-to-head basis, winning all of their last four battles. They have averaged 3.75 goals in those games.

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