Norway vs Sweden
Europe – Euro Qualifiers
Date: Tuesday, 26th March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Ullevål Stadion (Oslo).
The toughest fixture of Group F, this second match-day. Toppers Sweden goes against hard customer Norway. A win in this tie will be hugely beneficial for either, considering the remaining teams are mostly minnows. Sweden began on the right note with a win, but they were pitted against Romania. On the other hand, Norway had to deal with Spain in the opener.
Both teams topped their group and got promoted in the just-concluded UEFA Nations League. All things taken into account, the home advantage will probably be the biggest deciding factor in the outcome of the tie, especially when it’s seen that Norway has been exemplary in front of their home crowd.
Norway vs Sweden Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the last five wins belong to Norway.
- Seven of the last twelve wins were recorded by the teams at home.
- Three of the last five wins came for a margin of one goal.
- The last two wins at this venue were also close, with the margin being one goal.
Norway vs Sweden Prediction
Norway is desperate. They had the misfortune to be pitted with Spain in the first match-day, and they paid for it with a loss. They just can’t afford one more, and concede massive ground in their race for qualification. The team will try every trick to make good use of their home advantage.
Norway has been unbeaten at home in the last ten games. And impressively, eight of them were wins. Also, they are on a winning streak of seven wins in front of their home crowd. Another great stat to be noted is that the team conceded just a single goal in these seven games combined.
Sweden, meanwhile, was winless in six of their last eight games on the road. They also failed to score in five of these eight ties. In addition, Norway recorded the scoreline 1-0, four times in their last seven home match-ups.
Considering Norway’s desperation to win, and Sweden’s bad form on the road, a win for the hosts seems the likely outcome. But the possibility for a huge score is eliminated due to the ultra-competitiveness of these groups. Expect a narrow win for the hosts, most probably of a single goal.
Norway vs Sweden Betting Tips
Norway to Win @ 2.50 (3/2)
Winning Margin: One Goal @ 4.00 (3/1).