- Finland could line-up with the same starting XI that overcame Slovenia 2-0 during the summer.
- Head-coach Mixu Paatelainen will be wanting his team to stifle the attacking threat of the world champions and could set-up in a 4-3-2-1 formation.
- Iker Casillas could be benched in favour of Victor Valdes. The Barcelona goalkeeper has been in impressive form for his club this season, while Casillas has been dropped in favour of Diego Lopez at the Bernabeu.
- Isco could be handed a start in the midfield three with Sergio Busquets and Xavi, while David Villa looks set to start following a blistering start to life with Atletico Madrid.