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USA and Finland will give us the second team from Davis Cup Finals Group D that will advance to the Final 8 tournament in Malaga. Both teams have a 1-1 record after two matches so it will be “gloves off” on Saturday. There is no doubt that USA are the favorite, but they showed that they are vulnerable in the first two matches and the question is whether Finland will find a way to take advantage of that.
Our favourite USA vs Finland match predictions
USA was expected to be among the favorites in this group, but they will have to book their tickets for the Final 8 tournament on the last matchday. Check in our predictions and tips article.
USA to win 3-0
Team USA is an absolute favorite in the match against Finland. Still, they will have to step up big time, especially their highest-ranked player on the team, Frances Tiafoe who lost both singles matches against Croatia and the Netherlands. The USA has a better team than Finland who has only Emil Ruusuvuori among the Top 100 on the ATP rankings. USA will start strong on Saturday and set the tone early which will lead the to a comfortable 3-0 win and a place among the best 8 teams in the Davis Cup.
Will the home team book their ticket to the Final 8?
Now that we have our USA vs Finland prediction, let’s have a quick look at all the details about the teams.
Team USA is on top of the All-time list with 32 titles in the Davis Cup. The last one came in 2007 and the Americans hope that this will be the year when they will end up the drought. Team USA are without their highest ranked player Taylor Fritz in Croatia but this team looks good enough to win the group and advance to the Final 8 tournament. They defeated the host team Croatia in the opening round with a brilliant win in the doubles match but then unexpectedly lost to the Netherlands. Therefore, they will need to step up and play their best tennis against Finland.
- France Tiafoe
- Tommy Paul
- Mackenzie McDonald
- Austin Krajicek
- Rajeev Ram
Captain: Bob Bryan
Finland is not among the top teams in this competition and even seeing them going this far is a huge success for this Scandinavian country. Emil Ruusuvuori is the only high-level player on the Finland team but it is hard to believe that he will be able to take his team to victory by himself. Finland loss 2-1 against the Netherlands in the first round of the competition but stunned the home team Croatia in the second. Now, Finland has a chance to make a real sensation and advance to the Final 8 tournament but in order to do that, they will need to beat Team USA on the last day of the competition in Split.
- Emil Ruusuvuori
- Harri Heliovaara
- Otto Virtanen
Captain: Jarkko Nieminen
Key match details
- Venue: Arena Gripe, Split, Croatia
- Time and date: Saturday 16th September, at 14:00 BST.
- Bookies’ favourite: USA is the favourite.
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