Spain vs Norway
Europe – Euro Qualifiers
Date: Saturday, 23rd March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Spain is surely the favorites to get the first qualification spot from this group. But they sure do know the importance of starting a tournament on the right note. In World Cup 2014, with some extraterrestrial talents even in the bench, the team lost their first game against the Netherlands, and subsequently was eliminated in the group stage itself. In the World Cup 2018, the team drew practically to a one-man-army that was Portugal and had all of their confidence and momentum lost. It eventually ended with them being cast away by Russia in the Round of 16.
Norway topped their group in League C of the Nations League. But even against some low-quality opposition, the team could only manage six goals from seven games. They may be high in confidence, but the fact that the once all-conquering Spain is on the other side will probably blow some sense of reality to the Norwegians.
Spain vs Norway Head-to-head (h2h)
- Spain won the last two games.
- Both matches had over 2.5 goals and two or more goals from Spain.
- Norway has never scored more than one goal against this team.
- The last game between these teams was an away match for Spain, and then the team recorded a 0-3 win.
Spain vs Norway Prediction
Quite frankly, Spain is on a whole another class compared to Norway. With new gaffer, Luis Enrique, who so dearly loves to unleash waves of attack after attack, will definitely want to start with a bang. It’s the beginning of a new generation of football stars for Spain, and after consecutive disappointments in the preceding World Cups, the nation will surely want to come back to the limelight.
Spain was unbeaten in 22 of their last 24 home ties and won 18 of them as well. Norway, on the other hand, was winless in thirteen of their last seventeen games on the road. They had also lost their last two games against Spain and had conceded two or more goals in both of them.
Moreover, Spain is a major player in international football, with them a part of League A in the Nations League, whereas Norway was trying their luck in League C. A gulf of difference in quality.
Expect the hosts to take advantage of their first game being at home, and against an easier opponent nonetheless. A home win is on the cards.
Spain vs Norway Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Spain to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
EH: -1 for Spain; Spain to Win @ 1.50 (1/2).