Norway vs Malta
Date: Thursday, 5 September 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ullevål Stadion (Oslo).
Norway will have a rare chance in making it up to the top two spots as they are faring with the former world cup champions Spain and the strong contingent Sweden along in the group. They will still be fighting for pride in the group against their rivals Malta.
Norway started the group stage games with a loss against Spain on the road. They were still able to score a goal against the giants. They have registered only one win yet by defeating the Faroe Islands at the bottom of the table. Norway has a plus one goal difference from scoring eight goals and conceding seven in the process.
Malta is pretty much one of the underdogs in the group. They have only one win from the matches so far against Faroe Island. Malta lost all the rest of three games consecutively, with conceding ten goals in the period. They will be playing the second game on road against Norway who is hosting the third, having tied the previous two matches.
Norway vs Malta Head-to-head (h2h)
- Norway is unbeaten against Malta for the past seven games since 1994 at either home grounds.
- Malta has scored only once in the past 25 years of clashes with Norway and that too at Malta’s home.
- Norway has scored in both halves of the game and won each half in all their home matches against Malta until now.
- Six clean sheets have been recorded by Norway in seven matches from their overall meetings at both home and away fixture.
Norway vs Malta Prediction
Malta has a series of winless games in their general away schedule. They have lost four of the five away matches recently while Norway is unbeaten in their previous five home games. Malta has not won against Norway until now in the past 25 years and is not likely to turn those tables around soon.
Moreover, Norway has scored in both halves and have not confined their attacking to one half against Malta. Norway has six clean sheets in the past seven games with Malta at all venues. It is pretty sure that Norway will win both halves of the game based on that stat. Norway has an 8-0 aggregate score against Malta at their home.
As such, Norway is certain to outrun the guest on the field. We can expect the fireworks to happen in both halves of the game. One can bet on Norway to score goals in both halves and to also win in both the halves of the ninety minutes.
Norway vs Malta Betting tips
To score in both halves: Norway @ 1.50 (1/2)
To win in both halves: Norway @ 1.66 (4/6).