Norway vs Israel Prediction & Match Preview

Norway vs Israel
International Friendly
Date: 11 November 2020, Wednesday
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Ullevaal Stadion (Oslo).

Norway welcome Israel for a friendly on Wednesday as the two teams gear up for the final round of Nations League fixtures.

It has been an encouraging start for Norway in the UEFA Nations League and they picked up three wins on the bounce following their matchday 1 loss to Austria.

The last three games saw them scoring 10 times and Erling Haaland is on the thick of things by netting 5 of those.

Israel had a difficult start to their campaign and managed only 5 points from 4 games so far. But they still have a chance to win the group if results elsewhere go in their favour.

The damage was done by the 1-2 loss to Czech Republic, which came days after their important Euro qualifying match against Scotland. They trail Scots by 5 points, but the second placed Czechs by a solitary point.

However, they respond well by beating Slovakia 3-2 after trailing 2-0 until the 68th minute. It was an inspirational performance from Eran Zahavi who scored a hattrick on his own and most importantly 3 points for his team.

It has to be brought to your attention that these teams haven’t played a friendly in over 2 years. Norway’s last friendly was in June 2018 against Panama, whereas Israel’s last friendly was in November of the same year against Guatemala.

Norway vs Israel Head-to-head

The lone h2h meeting between Norway and Israel happened in January 1999, also a friendly, won 1-0 by the Scandinavians.

Norway vs Israel Prediction

Both teams are in fine form and if they start with their strongest eleven, we are in for a goal fest. But this is an unlikely scenario with the teams set to complete two games to wrap up the UEFA Nations League by 19th of this month.

Therefore respective fans and neurals will be disappointed and we expect a cold and drab match at the Ullevaal Stadion.

This also means that the likes of Haaland or Zahavi or Dabuur are unlikely to start on Wednesday.

Therefore under 2.5 goals priced at sky high 2.10 odd is the most optimal choice for this match.

We cannot pick a clear winner as we affirm that the result of this match bears no significance and therefore we recommend the readers to not do the same.

Norway vs Israel Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals in the match @ 2.10 odd.