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Norway and Serbia clash for Euro qualifier

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07 October 2020 | Euro Qualifiers | Preview
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Norway and Serbia clash for Euro qualifier

Norway welcome Serbia to Ullevaal Stadion on Thursday, with both sides hoping to move one step closer to qualifying for next summer’s European Championship.

The two nations were forced to enter the play-offs after finishing third in their respective qualifying groups.

Norway finished behind Spain and Sweden in Group F, despite losing just one of their 10 qualifying games.

Lars Lagerback’s side picked up four wins in a group that also featured Romania, Faroe Islands and Malta, although five draws prevented Norway from finishing in the top two.

The Lions have only played two games this year. They kicked off their Nations League campaign with a 2-1 defeat to Austria before thrashing Northern Ireland 5-1.

Their previous result means Norway will come into this clash full of confidence. It’s also worth pointing out that Norway haven't lost any of their last nine Euro qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Serbia finished six points behind Ukraine and three points behind Portugal in Group B. They ended up ten points clear of second-bottom Luxembourg and 13 ahead of Lithuania.

Scoring goals wasn’t a problem for the Eagles, as they netted 17 goals in eight qualifying games – a rate of just over two goals per game.

However, let’s not forget that Ljubisa Tumbakovic’s side also conceded 17 goals, leaving them with a goal difference of zero.

With those statistics in mind, it’s hardly surprising that both teams have scored in each of Serbia’s last six Euro qualifiers.

Serbia’s Nations League campaign started with a 3-1 defeat to Russia in September, but the Eagles bounced back to secure a hard-fought goalless draw with Turkey soon after.

Head-to-head: Norway and Serbia have only met on one previous occasion. The two nations played out a 1-1 draw in a friendly back in 2006.

Team news: Alexander Sorloth is Norway’s danger man. The striker – who recently joined RB Leipzig – has notched up six goals and an assist in his last five international appearances.

As for Serbia, Aleksandar Mitrovic has netted 35 goals in 57 games for his country. Remarkably, the Fulham forward has bagged 12 goals in his last nine games for Serbia.

This is set to be a tight game between two evenly matched teams. Both sides boast strong attacking line-ups, but their defences are relatively weak.

Forebet predicts that both teams will score, although the game is likely to end in a draw. Extra-time and penalties could be required to decide this one.

Home team - Away team Probability in% Forebet Correct score Avg. goals Weather conditions Odds Kelly Criterion Score
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NorwaySerbia
08/10/2020 20:45 GMT
373924 X 1 - 1 1.59 10° 3.40 0.14
AT
1 - 2
(0 - 0)

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Euro Qualifiers Group A
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. England 21 8 7 0 1 37 6 31
2. Czech Rep 15 8 5 0 3 13 11 2
3. Kosovo 11 8 3 2 3 13 16 -3
4. Bulgaria 6 8 1 3 4 6 17 -11
5. Montenegro 3 8 0 3 5 3 22 -19
Euro Qualifiers Group I
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Belgium 30 10 10 0 0 40 3 37
2. Russia 24 10 8 0 2 33 8 25
3. Scotland 15 10 5 0 5 16 19 -3
4. Cyprus 10 10 3 1 6 15 20 -5
5. Kazakhstan 10 10 3 1 6 13 17 -4
6. San Marino 0 10 0 0 10 1 51 -50
Euro Qualifiers Group H
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. France 25 10 8 1 1 25 6 19
2. Turkey 23 10 7 2 1 18 3 15
3. Iceland 19 10 6 1 3 14 11 3
4. Albania 13 10 4 1 5 16 14 2
5. Andorra 4 10 1 1 8 3 20 -17
6. Moldova 3 10 1 0 9 4 26 -22
Euro Qualifiers Group G
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Poland 25 10 8 1 1 18 5 13
2. Austria 19 10 6 1 3 19 9 10
3. North Macedonia 14 10 4 2 4 12 13 -1
4. Slovenia 14 10 4 2 4 16 11 5
5. Israel 11 10 3 2 5 16 18 -2
6. Latvia 3 10 1 0 9 3 28 -25
Euro Qualifiers Group F
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Spain 26 10 8 2 0 31 5 26
2. Sweden 21 10 6 3 1 23 9 14
3. Norway 17 10 4 5 1 19 11 8
4. Romania 14 10 4 2 4 17 15 2
5. Malta 3 10 1 0 9 3 27 -24
6. Faroe Islands 3 10 1 0 9 4 30 -26
Euro Qualifiers Group E
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Croatia 17 8 5 2 1 17 7 10
2. Wales 14 8 4 2 2 10 6 4
3. Slovakia 13 8 4 1 3 13 11 2
4. Hungary 12 8 4 0 4 8 11 -3
5. Azerbaijan 1 8 0 1 7 5 18 -13
Euro Qualifiers Group D
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Switzerland 17 8 5 2 1 19 6 13
2. Denmark 16 8 4 4 0 23 6 17
3. Ireland 13 8 3 4 1 7 5 2
4. Georgia 8 8 2 2 4 7 11 -4
5. Gibraltar 0 8 0 0 8 3 31 -28
Euro Qualifiers Group C
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Germany 21 8 7 0 1 30 7 23
2. Holland 19 8 6 1 1 24 7 17
3. N. Ireland 13 8 4 1 3 9 13 -4
4. Belarus 4 8 1 1 6 4 16 -12
5. Estonia 1 8 0 1 7 2 26 -24
Euro Qualifiers Group B
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Ukraine 20 8 6 2 0 17 4 13
2. Portugal 17 8 5 2 1 22 6 16
3. Serbia 14 8 4 2 2 17 17 0
4. Luxembourg 4 8 1 1 6 7 16 -9
5. Lithuania 1 8 0 1 7 5 25 -20
Euro Qualifiers Group J
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Italy 30 10 10 0 0 37 4 33
2. Finland 18 10 6 0 4 16 10 6
3. Greece 14 10 4 2 4 12 14 -2
4. Bosnia-Herzegovina 13 10 4 1 5 20 17 3
5. Armenia 10 10 3 1 6 14 25 -11
6. Liechtenstein 2 10 0 2 8 2 31 -29

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