Norway vs Slovenia
UEFA Nations League
Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Ulleval Stadion (Oslo).
Norway comes into this game with great confidence after securing four points from the first two matches in this tournament. Thanks to these, Norway now sit at the second spot of Group 3 in League C. Playing in front of home fans, ensuring their promotion to League C will be the only agenda acceptable to Lars Lagerback’s men.
Slovenia, on the other hand, has been at the wrong end of things. Two losses out of two matches. All through 2018 they have had a poor run. And being the visiting team, their woes do not seem to end any sooner.
With just one win in last seven matches, Slovenia desperately needs answers. Their hopes will be pinned on forwards Robert Beric and Miha Zajc. But the Norwegian defence must be up to the task of holding them down for the duration of ninety minutes.
Slovenians have had troubles at the back this year and it will be amply exploited by the home team. The visitors don’t have much hope in this match, and Norway must be able to finish it out with their promotional possibilities getting a huge boost.
Norway vs Slovenia Head-to-head
- Slovenia has just one win in last eight of their away matches.
- Norway has a 100% record against Slovenia at home.
- Norway is on a five-match winning streak and eight-match unbeaten streak at home.
Norway vs Slovenia Prediction
Norway usually depend on their defensive displays to see out matches. And this match being a pretty important one, they will once again call on their famed backline to close out the already weak Slovenian attack. Once scoring a goal or two, Norway will not risks, and will probably park the bus.
Slovenia has already a foot on the door to League D. Harboring hope in an away match is not a luxury that Slovenians would be comfortable in taking. Against the Norwegian defence, Slovenia would find it hard to employ their attacking tactics.
Expect the match to be a tightly fought one. The win would go to the home team, with a margin of one or two goals.
Norway vs Slovenia Betting Tips
Norway to win @ 2/3 (1.67)
Under 2.5 goals @ 2/3 (1.67).