In the group F there was the same result on Saturday evening in the three games. Sweden, Spain and Underdog Malta have each won 2-1 in their opening games for the pan-European European Championship next year. On Tuesday, the second matchday is on the agenda and especially the Scandinavian duel between Norway and Sweden is of great interest!
Football Betting Tips and Predictions Norway vs Sweden
Norway had to narrowly defeat the prelude to strong performance of the Spanish world class team. Sweden, meanwhile, celebrated a success against Romania thanks to a strong Emil Forsberg. With a win in the neighborhood duel, the “Tre Konor” would fix the perfect start, but on Emil Forsberg the guests have to give up injury. The duel in the far north of Europe is a duel on equal terms and accordingly, the odds are also distributed in the game between Norway and Sweden. For both the home and the away win, these are on an almost identical level. The start of the match at Oslo’s Ullevaal Stadium is on Tuesday at 20:45.
Norway – Statistics & Current Form
Norway, current number 46 in the FIFA World Ranking, was last represented in 2000 at a major event. At the European Championships in Belgium and the Netherlands, however, the Aus already came in the preliminary round. For the past 19 years the Norwegians are waiting for a successful qualification. Since the team was meanwhile only mediocre, the development in recent years can be described as quite positive. In the new UEFA Nations League, Norway were in the third division and were able to win the group relatively well with Bulgaria, Cyprus and Slovenia. As a result, the team of head coach Lars Lagerbäck still has a second chance at the European Championship ticket in the coming year.
The defeat at the start in Spain had to be more or less taken into account. It sniffed the blatant underdog even at a point win. A Panenka penalty by Sergio Ramos in minute 71 gave the Spanish home side a lucky win. Norway’s hit went to the account of ex-Germany legionnaire Joshau King (now working at Bournemouth), who also hit from the penalty point. Norway were extremely compact and managed to narrow the gap, leaving Spain (75% possession of the ball) long in despair.
Norway will not be so destructive to its Swedish neighbors in front of their home crowd. In Oslo, the house owners have to do more for their own game. With goalscorer Joshua King, Mohamed Elyounoussi and top talent Martin Ödegaard, Norway have plenty of quality on offense. At home Norway are confident they will win against Sweden. The last home defeat came on 4 September 2016 against Germany – since Norway is in ten home games (eight wins, two draws) without defeat. These numbers speak in the duel between Norway and Sweden for a tip on the home win! The last four home games were all won without conceding!
Expected formation of Norway:
↪ Jarstein – Aleesami, Ajer, Nordveit, Elabdellaoui – Johansen, Henriksen, Selnaes, Oedegaard – King, Elyounoussi
Last matches of Norway:
⚽ 23.03.2019 – Spain vs Norway 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽ 19.11.2018 – Cyprus vs. Norway 0: 2 (Nations League)
⚽ 16.11.2018 – Slovenia vs Norway 1: 1 (Nations League)
⚽ 16.10.2018 – Norway vs Bulgaria 1: 0 (Nations League)
⚽ 13.10.2018 – Norway vs. Slovenia 1: 0 (Nations League)
Sweden – Statistics & Current Form
Even without superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic knew how to convince Sweden at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The “Tre Konor” presented themselves as a unit where everyone gave their last shirt for everyone. The Swedes of Janne Andersson were the best proof that football is a team sport and the quality of individual players can be compensated by a collective appearance. The strong performance after the World Cup Sweden could also confirm in the UEFA Nations League. Unlike Norway, Sweden played in league B and celebrated in front of Russia and Turkey group victory. This also gives Sweden a “second chance” should the ticket not be secured via the regular qualification.
“It is a pity that Emil has to leave us. Unfortunately, that comes after his injury but not unexpected. Emil and I completely agree that it is the right decision. ” – Janne Andersson
The prelude to the qualification went absolutely as desired. Germany-Legionnaire Emil Forsberg was able to prepare both the goal of Robin Quaison and Victor Claesson in the match against Romania. The blond boy was taken off the pitch after 68 minutes and was far from happy about this decision. Supposedly it even came to a dispute on the bank. The fact is that Forsberg has meanwhile started the journey home, officially due to muscular complaints. His failure on Tuesday against Norway weighs heavily, because in the offensive game Forsberg is the alpha and omega for the Tre Konor with his individual quality. Gustav Svensson of the Seattle Sounders will probably take his place. Due to the absence of Forsberg, a prediction for Sweden’s second qualifying win between Norway and Sweden seems too risky.
Expected formation of Sweden:
↪ Olsen – Augustinsson, Granqvist, Helander, Funny – Svensson, Olsson, Larsson, Claesson – Quaison, Mountain
Last matches of Sweden:
⚽ 23.03.2019 – Sweden vs. Romania 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽ 11.01.2019 – Sweden vs. Iceland 2: 2 (Non-FIFA Friendlies)
⚽ 08.01.2019 – Sweden vs. Finland 0: 1 (Non-FIFA Friendlies)
⚽ 20.11.2018 – Sweden vs Russia 2: 0 (Nations League)
⚽ 17.11.2018 – Turkey vs. Sweden 0: 1 (Nations League)
Norway vs Sweden Direct Comparison
Countless times, the two Scandinavian teams have faced each other on a football field. No fewer than 95 friendlies can be found in the database. In competitive games, the two neighbors have faced only ten times so far – these ten duels were all denied in the 60s and 70s of the 20th century. The last friendly was in June 2017, when the two teams split 1-1 in Oslo.
Norway vs Sweden Our Betting Tips and Predictions
For the first time in over 40 years, the two neighbors face each other again in a competitive match. A sense of achievement against the neighbor would be very important for both teams. Norway has to avoid the capital misstart, but can count on an impressive home record in recent years. There has been no defeat since ten home games, so in the qualifying match between Norway and Sweden a tip on 1 / X is an interesting option.
Key facts – Norway vs Sweden tips
↪ Norway has not lost a home game since September 2016!
↪ For the first time in over 40 years, the two neighbors face each other again in a competitive game!
↪ Forsberg is not available for Sweden after his two assists against Romania!
The Swedes travel with great self-confidence to the neighbor, but the absence (and the possible dispute between coaching team and Emil Forsberg) is certainly not conducive. Qualitatively, there is no big difference. A division of points in this duel is easy to imagine. For the draw between Norway and Sweden the betting odds are at 3.20! This tip is a moderate use of three units! The home advantage speaks for Norway, the self-confidence for Sweden and the quality is balanced – a draw would not be surprising.
|Bet Tip||Over 2.5 goals|
|Prediction of the Day||Under 2.5 goals|
|Prediction Today||Both Teams to score/ YES|
|Betting Prediction||Both teams to score/ NO|
|Betting Prediction||Victory Norway|
|Betting Tips||victory Sweden|