Ukraine is very very strong at homesoil. Last defeat was against Spain in the qualifier for Euro 2016 with a modest 0-1.
They have started the World cup qualifier campaign with 2 draws (against Iceland & Turkey) and one win 3-0 against the underdog of the group (Kosovo). 2 key players in the lineup today, the feets of Konoplyanka & the goalscoring of Yarmolenko will be to much to handle for Finland that have to battle the fanatic crowd of Ukraine at the same time.
Finland have started off the World cup campaign by drawing against Kosovo and loosing against both Iceland and Croatia.
They are a team that is only slighly above the smallest nations of Europe and this task will be to large for them to handle.
Predicted starting elevens:
Ukraine (4-4-2): Pyatov; Butko, Kucher, Ordets, Sobol; Yarmolenko, Stepanenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka; Zinchenko, Kravets
Finland (5-4-1): Hradecky; Arkivuo, Vaisanen, Arajuuri, Ojala, Raitala; Saksela, Ring, Mattila, Lod; Pukki